Don’t really need to say too much about this (but I probably will). Everybody knows that RATM are one of the greatest anti-establishment bands that ever was…
I never saw them in concert, although I probably missed (passed up) a couple of chances to do just that back in the last century. This clip is from the Glastonbury Festival (UK) in 1994, and features Maynard James Keenan of Tool fame doing his spoken/screamed part of the song in the flesh. Everyone looks fresh-faced and full of youth and passion.
There’s also a cameo from a wind turbine behind the stage assembly. Back when the future was about to happen, again…
‘Know Your Enemy‘. Sage advice in the age of data retention, tax-dodging über-rich, mass surveillance, Donald fucking Trump, imminent global war, and all that funky shit.
It would seem that Rage were about 20 years ahead of their time; what with all the recent deaths and aggravation at the hands of the ‘authorities’ in places far flung all over the globe.
One could easily imagine many of their lyrics being borne of acts perpetrated very recently on the streets of Missouri, or Texas, or in Sydney, or Gaza, or…
“Compromise. Conformity. Assimilation. Submission. Ignorance. Hypocrisy. Brutality. The Elite. All of which are American dreams.”
THE WORLD IS STILL FUCKED AND BECOMING MORE FUCKED BY THE DAY AND WE ARE STILL NOT REVOLTING.
Crank it. Enjoy. REVOLT!