Prognosticating a New Rage Against The Machine Album

Date Put forth on May 6, 2007 by XicanoPwr
Category Posted in Rage Against the Machine

I haven’t forgotten Rage Against The Machine, not after I have been posting about them until the Coachella festival (here, here, here, here, and here). Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to post about with every thing that happened right after their concert.

After seven long years, [tag]Zack de la Rocha[/tag], [tag]Tom Morello[/tag], Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk finally took the stage on April 29th for the first of several shows. In the mist of last weeks chaos, people suddenly forgot Zack de la Rocha’s political message in which Fox News host John Gibson has decided to take advantage by doing their usual spin. Even they could not beat out the horrific events that occurred at MacArthur Park.

The RATM have said they regrouped because of the current political environment and that was no joke. De la Rocha make it clear how enraged the group is about what’s going in the world, particularly in Iraq. De la Rocha delivered a short sermon the middle of “Wake Up” about the complete social breakdown and how it needed to fixed. It was reported that de la Rocha never said a thing between songs and the only time was during “Wake Up.” I think, de la Rocha’s rant about the Bush administration really showed how many of us really feel about the Bush administration, but are not willing to say it the way he did that night. His rant went further than comparing the Bush administration to Nazi’s or how they should be “tried, hung and shot.” I think a lot of people missed, it was about how we have become zombies to allow the culture of corruption to get away with the things they did when we as a society would not have allowed to occur and it is time for this society to WAKE THE FUCK UP. This is exactly what he said that night:

“A good friend of ours said that if the same laws were applied to U.S. Presidents as were applied to the Nazi’s after World War II, then every single one of ’em, every last rich white one of ’em from Truman on would have been hung to death, and shot. And this current administration is no exception. They should be hung, and tried, and shot. As any war criminal should be. But the challenges that we face, they go way beyond administrations. Way beyond elections. Way Beyond every four years of pulling levers. Way beyond that, because this whole rotten system has become so vicious and cruel, that in order to sustain itself, it needs to destroy entire countries, and profit from their reconstruction, in order to survive, and that’s not a system that changes every four years, it’s a system that we have to break down generation after generation after generation after generation after generation. Wake up.”

Watch the video:

It was reported that Tom Morello told Launch that there are no plans for a new Rage album. I think I will make another prediction, I think a new album is in the works. Remember that gig de la Rocha and Morello did at Chicago’s House of Blues in mid-April, to celebrate the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ victory over McDonald’s in the tomato fields. I was looking at the video that was posted up on YouTube, de la Rocha sang an original song penned in honor of the CIW’s McDonald’s victory. The song was still in de la Rocha’s notebook. May be it is wishful thinking, but I like to think a new album is in the works.

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  1. Gravatar Icon brownfemipower May 6th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    yes, I am hot for zach and yes, I am profoundly and insanely jealous of anybody who has seen them perform what I am sure are their comeback gigs.

    I have confidence in your very educated guesses, Xp.

    I know I’ll be seeing an album and a tour soon.


  2. Gravatar Icon Bryan May 7th, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    You’d probably be interested in this right here…

  3. Gravatar Icon XicanoPwr May 8th, 2007 at 6:25 am

    Bryan – welcome and thanks for the great link. That is the best footage I ever seen out there.

    bfp – I am insanely jealous too. But the Bryan provided makes up for it. 😀

  4. Gravatar Icon jpot Oct 11th, 2007 at 11:33 am

    I got to see Rage in NYC for rock the bells and i’d just like to say that they were just as good now as they were then. The power and infliction coming from the band seems to say we’re back and we’re not staying quiet much longer, i don’t know if that includes an album but i would love to see them add the new song from the house of blues and the old demos reworked to form a new album of material just to get things rolling. Anyone ever hear the song “revolution” they did w/ tool? Fucking awesome. needs a studio version. Fight the power guy!

  5. Gravatar Icon Becky Dec 16th, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    I heard from a friend that they were planning on releasing a new album just before the elections…that would be pretty fuckin awesome and if they do come out with a new album…I’m freakin out man

  6. Gravatar Icon XicanoPwr Dec 21st, 2007 at 8:09 am

    Becky – yeah that would be freakin awesome. Hopefully it would be release way before the elections, unlike Eminem’s single that came out just days before the 2004 election.

  7. Gravatar Icon Jim Jan 31st, 2009 at 11:31 am

    bfp- I got to see Rage in Nashville, TN and Cincinnati, OH a long time ago right after the BOLA album. Also saw them at the ’93 Lollapalooza on the second stage right before Tool. They had just released their first, self-titled album. Yes, it was a treat.

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