|1. Microphone Fiend|
|2. Pistol Grip Pump|
|3. Kick Out the Jams|
|4. Renegades of Funk|
|5. Beautiful World|
|6. I'm Housin'|
|7. In My Eyes|
|8. How I Could Just Kill a Man|
|9. Ghost of Tom Joad|
|10. Down on the Street|
|11. Street Fighting Man|
|12. Maggie's Farm|
The Japanese version features 2 bonus tracks: Kick Out The Jams (Live Grand Olympic Auditorium), & How Could I Just Kill A Man (Live Grand Olympic Auditorium).
If Renegades proves to be the last Rage Against the Machine album to feature singer Zack de la Rocha, who quit the band after nine years, it's a cool way to go out. Produced by Rick Rubin, Renegades is a salute to the artists who made Rage what they are--or were. While it's easy to hear Rage's rap roots in songs from Afrika Bambaataa, EPMD, and Volume 10, it's more interesting to see their take on rock in its classic and punk forms. Rage capture the raw spirit, if not the quite the intensity, inherent in the MC5 classic "Kick Out the Jams." A superior second live take appears at the CD's end, followed by a concert version of Cypress Hill's "How I Could Just Kill a Man," with help from B-Real and Sen Dog. Devo's "Beautiful World" is rendered quietly unrecognizable, while Minor Threat's "In My Eyes" is given a wonderfully melodic, ultra-aggro treatment. The Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man" takes on a techno vibe that's unsettling and Bob Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" is also effectively modernized. Ultimately, Renegades is a must-have for its song selection, musical execution, and the unhappy fact that it's likely the ultimate offering from one of rock's most musically and politically relevant lineups. --Katherine Turman --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
I don't consider myself a huge RATM fan, but it was "one of those bands" from my childhood. I've only recently begun to listen seriously to their albums, and this one I consider my... Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2011 by Philippe Mastrogiuseppe
This CD didn't live up to what Rage is known for. I will say that "Renegades of Funk" is my favorite rage song of all time.Published on June 26 2004
...Note that the 'bonus tracks' arent Australia only. 'Maggies Farm' and 'How I Could Just Kill a Man' are also on the U.S. version(they just arent listed as tracks). Read morePublished on April 16 2004
This cd is one of Rage's best works. If u dont have it WHAT THE F*** ARE U WAITING 4!?!?!?!Published on March 1 2004 by Brian
rage against the machine is one of my favorite bands, but this cd was really dissapointing for the people who like the rock side of rage then the rap side of them. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2003 by "codemasterflex131"
Even after 2 years, this album continues to amaze me. Of course there's the awesome Rage musicianship, but for me it's the song selection that stands out. Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2003 by J. Hawkshead
While the album begins with the ultra hip "MICROPHONE FIEND" it's apparent that this album is going to be dominantly classical, West Coast Guitar RAGE, with songs that follow such... Read morePublished on July 11 2003 by Ronal
Anybody who likes the funky basslines and guitar mastery of rage against the machine should, nay must buy this album. Read morePublished on May 31 2003 by RATM Fan