Renegades

Renegades

by Rage Against the Machine
     
 

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Most serious musicians, at some point in their careers, take the time to tip their hats to those who inspired them -- and maybe even kick a few bucks in royalties their way in the process. So it's not too surprising that Rage Against the Machine are marking the end of the first phase in their career with a covers collection, paying the same kind of homage to sonic

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Most serious musicians, at some point in their careers, take the time to tip their hats to those who inspired them -- and maybe even kick a few bucks in royalties their way in the process. So it's not too surprising that Rage Against the Machine are marking the end of the first phase in their career with a covers collection, paying the same kind of homage to sonic influences as they've previously bestowed upon socio-political ones. There aren't too many out-and-out shockers in the grooves of Renegades, either -- no cock-rock skeletons or surreptitious displays of Lionel Ritchie worship. No, what the band delivers is a musically potent, unflaggingly raucous collection of tunes that can easily be traced to the sounds of Rage's own tunes. The group sounds loosest on songs culled from the ghosts of hip-hop past -- notably decidedly apolitical tracks such as Afrika Bambaataa's "Renegades of Funk" and EPMD's "I'm Housin' " -- but manages to land some heavy body blows on the rock end as well. Sensibly, Rage draw heavily from the Motor City's most legendary rabble-rousers -- the Stooges (a gutsy take on "Down on the Street") and the MC5 (in two separate versions of the classic "Kick Out the Jams"). There are a few misses -- a muddled version of Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" and an "In My Eyes" that pales in comparison to the Minor Threat original -- but overall, Renegades provides both an illumination of Rage's family tree and a powerful jolt in its own right.

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Tom Moon
The very act of overcoming such diverse works as Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad" and the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man," Afrika Bambaataa's "Renegades of Funk and Bob Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" requires a certain audacity, but Rage takes things further ­ executing each with the roaring, fearless spirit that¹s been missing in action since these songs were new.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/05/2000
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998536920
catalogNumber:
85369

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rage Against the Machine   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Mark Mothersbaugh   Composer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Rob Tyner   Composer
Rage Against the Machine   Producer,Art Direction
Wayne Kramer   Composer
Afrika Bambaataa   Composer
Ron Asheton   Composer
Scott Asheton   Composer
Brian Baker   Composer
Gerald V. Casale   Composer
Nick DiDia   Engineer
Stevie Blass Griffin   Composer
Bob Mothersbaugh   Composer
Lawrence Muggerud   Composer
Alan Myers   Composer
Jeff Nelson   Composer
Brendan O'Brien   Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
Rick Rubin   Producer,Art Direction,Additional Production
David Schiffman   Engineer
Erick Sermon   Composer
Fred "Sonic" Smith   Composer
Parrish Smith   Composer
Dennis Thompson   Composer
Roger   Composer
Nick Vidal   Composer
Ian MacKaye   Composer
Lyle Preslar   Composer
Jerry Casale   Composer
Aimee MacAuley   Art Direction
Robert Casale   Composer
Eric Vidal   Composer
Louis Freese   Composer
Senen Reyes   Composer
Michael Davis   Composer
Dino Hawkins   Composer
Iggy Pop   Composer
Larry Muggerud   Composer
E. Barrier   Composer
J. Robie   Composer
Dave Alexander   Composer
Brandan O'Brien   Producer

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