Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Initially intended to serve as a between-albums fan-pleaser, this posthumously released concert set ended up being an epitaph for one of the most incendiary bands of the '90s. Recorded over the course of what were to be Rage's final two performances in September 2000, Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium seethes with the political intensity that inevitably accompanied Zach de la Rocha and company onstage -- as evidenced by passionate renditions of songs like "Bulls on Parade" and "Killing in the Name." It also airs the band's knowledge of its roots, which spread wide enough to include old-school rap (their cover of Eric B. and Rakim's "Microphone Fiend") and old-school...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Initially intended to serve as a between-albums fan-pleaser, this posthumously released concert set ended up being an epitaph for one of the most incendiary bands of the '90s. Recorded over the course of what were to be Rage's final two performances in September 2000, Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium seethes with the political intensity that inevitably accompanied Zach de la Rocha and company onstage -- as evidenced by passionate renditions of songs like "Bulls on Parade" and "Killing in the Name." It also airs the band's knowledge of its roots, which spread wide enough to include old-school rap (their cover of Eric B. and Rakim's "Microphone Fiend") and old-school new wave (Devo's "Beautiful World"). The quartet's most obvious forebear -- the MC5, that is -- get props as well, in a set-opening version of the revolutionary anthem "Kick Out the Jams." Although equipped with one of the longest fuses imaginable, Rage Against the Machine were bound to explode at some point; fortunately, they left an indelible impression of that conflagration behind.
All Music Guide - John Bush
Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium documents the last two shows from Rage Against the Machine, recorded in September 2000 for a planned November release, but canceled when the band broke up, and postponed for the second time one year later after three-fourths of the band formed Audioslave with Chris Cornell. Featuring highlights from the two shows, recorded September 12th and 13th, this delayed version of Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium also downplays the cover material that comprised the band's last studio album, Renegades, which is a good thing for the fans who agree that Rage performed better with originals than covers. Early on, the band storms through three of its career highlights -- "Killing in the Name," "Bulls on Parade," and "Bullet in the Head" -- with intense performances that capture its combination of heavy metal strut and punk rock disdain.
Spin Magazine - Will Hermes
Live reminds us just how much we could use Rage right now. To paraphrase "Know Your Enemy": Their anger was a gift.
Blender - Jonah Weiner
Packs the fist-throwing, righteous thrill of a campus demonstration.

Live reminds us just how much we could use Rage right now. To paraphrase "Know Your Enemy": Their anger was a gift.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2003
  • Label: Epic Europe
  • EAN: 5099750954423
  • Catalog Number: 5095442
  • Sales rank: 79,069

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bulls on Parade (5:17)
  2. 2 Bullet in the Head (5:29)
  3. 3 Born of a Broken Man (4:20)
  4. 4 Killing in the Name (5:03)
  5. 5 Calm Like a Bomb (4:50)
  6. 6 Testify (3:22)
  7. 7 Bombtrack (4:06)
  8. 8 War Within a Breath (3:32)
  9. 9 I'm Housin' (4:47)
  10. 10 Sleep Now in the Fire (4:11)
  11. 11 People of the Sun (2:27)
  12. 12 Guerrilla Radio (3:54)
  13. 13 Kick Out the Jams (3:21)
  14. 14 Know Your Enemy (5:18)
  15. 15 No Shelter (3:59)
  16. 16 Freedom (7:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rage Against the Machine Primary Artist
Zack de la Rocha Vocals
Tom Morello Guitar
Tim Commerford Bass
Brad Wilk Drums
Technical Credits
Rob Tyner Composer
Wayne Kramer Composer
Zack de la Rocha Composer
Tom Morello Composer
Rick Rubin Producer
David Schiffman Engineer
Erick Sermon Composer
Fred "Sonic" Smith Composer
Parrish Smith Composer
Dennis Thompson Composer
Tim Commerford Composer
Brad Wilk Composer
Dennis Tomich Composer
Robert Derminer Composer
Michael Davis Composer
Dave Bianco Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whatever

    Awesome CD, just because a band releases a live album doesn't mean they are after more profit! Maybe some people actually like live recordings. It shows whether the band is a good band or a great band. This is a great album.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    come on its rage against the machine!

    a good rage cd. i love this band. oh well they broke up. they rocked though! never made a bad cd and thats somthing rare in a band. even rarer is they never made a bad song! jeez this band really kicked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hypo-grits

    Funny how the "anti-capitalists" are capitalizing on their LIVE!!! albums.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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