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Rage Against the Machine and the politics in the U.S.A.


Rage Against the Machine and the politics in the U.S.A.

You all should now know many things about the politics in the U.S.A. and I think the most of you have their own opinions.
I’m going to tell you some things about Rage Against The Machine. There are some interesting points and I hope after my short lecture you will see the coherences between the things we talk about trough the lessons and their music.

As you will se it isn’t very hard to connect both in a few ways

Why?

Because RATM is a crossover band, which created a style of music and in this way they were a kind of the first Nu Metal Band ever. Their Music is a Mixture of Hardcore, Hip Hop and Heavy Metal.
Hardcore is the most important part, which influenced their style of writing lyrics and the way they live and show themselves to their audience.
It is a very political style of Music, the music of the new left movement, after punk expired to drinking alcohol and destroying things.
The still politically interested punk said I don’t drink any alcohol I don’t take any drugs and I don’t smoke. Straight Edge was born. The idea of this movement was that drugs and stuff like that destroy the clean mind and the ability to change something. They think no one will take a high, nasty, dirty, person serious even if the person says right things. The Music of the straight Edge movement was Hardcore.
Zack de la Rocha the front man of RATM played in bass in hardcore band before he founded with some friends RATM.
That was the my short introduction, which wanted to show you, where RATM come from and where you can class them.

Let’s have a look at the music video.

à Music Video

So now you’ve seen Rage Against The Machine’s Testify-Vide-Clip. My first impression without reading the lyrics was following:
It’s about the elections and the two candidates Bush and Gore in the U.S.A. I Think they want to show their audience that both candidates on...

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