Eagle Rock Entertainment will release RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s “Live At Finsbury Park” on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on October 16.
Filmed in high definition at London’s Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010, this concert, which includes “Killing In The Name”, “Bulls On Parade”, “People Of The Sun”, “Guerrilla Radio”, “Bullet In The Head”, “Bombtrack”, “Sleep Now In The Fire” and a cover of THE CLASH’s “White Riot”, comes with an interesting back story…
In late 2009, a successful campaign was launched by English DJ Jon Morter and his wife Tracy to promote an alternative to the omnipresent “X-Factor” winner being the Christmas No. 1 hit in the U.K. singles chart. The track they nominated was RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s “Killing In The Name”. The band supported the campaign, donated the proceeds from the sales to charity and lead singer Zack de la Rocha promised that RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE would perform a free concert in the U.K. to celebrate the achievement. This is that concert.
As bonus features, “Live At Finsbury Park” includes the “Behind The Scenes At Finsbury Park” feature and an interview with Jon and Tracy Morter.
Sonically blending elements of heavy metal, punk and hip-hop with social consciousness, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE earned acclaim as the thinking man’s rock band. With de la Rocha’s vicious lyrical delivery and guitarist Tom Morello’s guitar innovations (at times “scratching” riffs akin to a DJ) backed by heavy bombastic rhythms, RAGE delivered scathing commentary about corporate America, government oppression, and other problems of the world at large, amassing a rabid fan following in the process.
“Live At Finsbury Park” track listing:
03. People Of The Sun
04. Know Your Enemy
05. Bulls On Parade
06. Township Rebellion
07. Bullet In The Head
08. White Riot
09. Guerrilla Radio
10. Sleep Now In The Fire
12. Killing In The Name
The “Bulls On Parade” performance clip from “Live At Finsbury Park” can be seen below.