Renegades (Audio Cassette) Import
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'renegades' is a Collection of Songs Originally Written and Recorded by Artists as Mc5, the Stooges, Epmd, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Afrika Bambaataa, Devo, Bruce Springsteen, Erik B and Rakim and Cypress Hill. The Album was Finalised Prior to the Departure of Zak De La Rocha. Initial Shipments of this Limited Edition Release Will Include Two Exclusive Live Tracks.
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.
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1. Microphone Fiend: 10/10 Awesome way to start an album, this song will be in your head for days.
2. Pistol Grip Pump: 9/10 I'm not normally a huge rap fan, but zach really connects with the band on this one, great rythym!
3. Kick out the Jams: 8/10 Another incredible song, not about politics, but a great one to just bounce to at a party.
4. Renegades of Funk: 10/10 Deserves all the radio play it got, another amazing party beat, but with very meaningful lyrics if you listen to them.
5. Beautiful World: 5/10 Not one of my favorites. It's cool that the band tried to do something different, but this is just a little to different for me.
6. I'm Housin: 9/10 Excellent bass at the beginning, very mellow until the chorus, which makes you wanna yell along. One of my favorites.
7. In My Eyes: 7/10 I don't dislike this song, i just don't like it as much as all the others. But still good, don't get me wrong.
8. How I could just Kill a Man: 9/10 Amazing! They do a better job with this song than i think Cypress Hill did! Awesome beat, great lyrics, another headbanger.
9. The Ghost of Tom Joad: 10/10 A tie with microphone fiend for my favorite song of the album! meaningful lyrics, great beat and rythym, Tom Morello just outdoes himself every time.
10. Down on the street: 8/10 Just plain cool, hear it for yourself!
11. Street Fighting Man: 9/10 Another great one, luv the lyrics, zach puts the beat down like no other!
12. Maggie's Farm: 10/10 I never thought i'd see Rage cover Bob Dylan, but they do it and are great at it! Very deep and meaningful lyrics to go along with great music!
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Defiant and fierce, Zack de la Rocha's vocals match the intensity of the music. The Springsteen and Dylan songs work the best, putting a new twist on some good songs. There really isn't a "bad" track on here. One tune I have not seen much written about is "Housin'". The guitar riff during the chorus is a monster, and I can't help but feel a rush of power and the need to groove. "Pistol Grip Pump" offers an "I dare you" vibe, even if you're not from the streets. The attitude permeates the music, and that is what is most impressive. Make no mistake, this is not a Rage Against the Machine album. It comes across as a thank-you, both to the musicians past and present, as well as the fans. Even though I can't take this cd out of my player for very long, I cannot make the leap to calling this their best cd. They put it out, but it's not "theirs." If you're looking for pure Rage, any of their other three albums will do nicely.
Track 1: Microphone Friend, Rating: 8/10 This is an excellent start to the album. This fast-paced, hip-hop track executes a catchy corus and strong verses. Coupled with nice guitar work, it is one of the best songs on the album.
Track 2: Pistol Grip Pump, Rating: 5/10 Track 2 is fairly mediocre. The rap/ hip-hop nature of the song greatly draws from the best attribute of the band, the guitar work of Tom Morello. There are no outstanding guitar lines, and the chorus is average and not particularly inspiring.
Track 3: Kick Out the Jams, Rating: 2/10 Rage's worst song ever. They sound horribly out of place with the fast, punkish style of the song and de la Rocha singing such lyrics as "the girls cant stand it when you get it right." This is overly loud, obnoxious, and sounds like a decent sound played on a horrible record.
Track 4: Renegades of Funk, Rating: 10/10 This track alone turns what would be a three-star, okay, album into a solid, good 4-star album. This is clearly a great song.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
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
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