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Hawkeye_a
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Jan 13, 2010, 10:40 AM
 
Had my iPod on shuffle in the car, and 'The Ghost of Tom Joad' by RATM comes on, and friggon WOW.... never blared my car stereo with the windows down before.

Never heard much about this band, and always seemed like a fringe indie band... but now i definitely want to hear more.

Any suggestions on where to start and what their best songs are ?

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Jan 13, 2010, 11:40 AM
 
I'm fairly certain you can hear most of their albums for free at Urban Outfitter.

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Jan 13, 2010, 02:50 PM
 
killing in the name of...
     
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Jan 13, 2010, 03:15 PM
 
I read the title as "Rage against Time Machine"

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Jan 13, 2010, 03:33 PM
 
Self-titled and Evil Empire are their best albums, with my favorite being Evil Empire.

Favorite tracks

Bullet in the Head
Freedom
Down Rodeo
People of the Sun
     
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Jan 13, 2010, 03:38 PM
 
also now famous for stealing the UK Christmas number one spot from the annual Simon Cowell staged X factor extravigazna.

Sweet.
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Jan 13, 2010, 04:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Hawkeye_a View Post
Never heard much about this band, and always seemed like a fringe indie band... but now i definitely want to hear more.

Any suggestions on where to start and what their best songs are ?

Cheers
Weird, I remember they were all "the rage" back in the mid 90's and I had a couple CD's I liked. Didn't know they were still being discovered now.

They still alive?
     
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Jan 13, 2010, 08:27 PM
 
wow, you just now discovered ratm? I'd say there are definitely one of the top 5 bands of the 90s.

Their first album is a classic

some songs to check out...

Bombtrack
Killing in the Name of
Bullet in Your Head
Bulls on Parade
Sleep Now in the Fire
Testify

Surely you know Tom Morello their guitarist, he was in one of the Guitar Hero games, he has a show on Sirius.
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Jan 13, 2010, 08:29 PM
 
btw Zac De LaRoca (sp?) their lead singer has a new band One Day as a Lion, and Tom Morello is of course part of Audioslave. You do know Audioslave right?
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Jan 13, 2010, 09:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by macfantn View Post
You do know Audioslave right?
"Dude, I'm tired of being edgy and original. Let's make generic crap music for a while."
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Jan 13, 2010, 09:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Self-titled and Evil Empire are their best albums…
Agreed.
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Jan 13, 2010, 09:15 PM
 
I can see why some liked the band, but its politics are just a bit too Communist-loving for me. Just a tad.

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Jan 13, 2010, 09:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by smacintush View Post
"Dude, I'm tired of being edgy and original. Let's make generic crap music for a while."
I'm not saying audioslave is a great band, but hell a few yrs back you couldn't turn on modern rock radio without hearing from them.
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Jan 13, 2010, 11:06 PM
 
HArd to forget this charming cover of theirs:

     
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Jan 14, 2010, 12:07 AM
 
I knew of them, but never really heard much of them. Heck 16 years ago i thought Beethoven was a large St.bernard . I'm glad i discovered them, better late than never. I'll start off with their self-titled album and see how it goes.

Yeah i know Audioslave, heard a bunch of their stuff. Im not familiar with RATM's Morello tho, nor their lead.

Thanks for the recommendations guys
     
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Jan 14, 2010, 06:12 AM
 
"Anger is a gift"

FREEDOM
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Jan 16, 2010, 10:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Hawkeye_a View Post
I knew of them, but never really heard much of them. Heck 16 years ago i thought Beethoven was a large St.bernard . I
I get this from my 4th graders when I play Beethoven. But I'm buoyed by my ten-year old's discovery of the Beatles and singing along with David Bowie in the car. I'm looking forward to her introducing me to music I don't know. That is of course, as long as it's not crap.
     
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Jan 17, 2010, 02:04 AM
 
Angry white guy rap. So fierce.
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Jan 17, 2010, 06:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
extravigazna.
Not to poke fun, but this is brilliant.
     
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Jan 17, 2010, 06:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by macfantn View Post
I'm not saying audioslave is a great band, but hell a few yrs back you couldn't turn on modern rock radio without hearing from them.
I knew there was a reason I haven't turned on modern rock radio in twenty years.
     
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Jan 17, 2010, 06:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Angry white guy rap. So fierce.
RatM is really annoying to me - always hated them.

All the anger, no catharsis. Like they just weren't good enough to actually DO something with that energy. The only sensible reaction I could see to the music was going out and smashing something.

Then again, I was heavily into Blues and Floyd at the time.
     
   
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