Disc-o-graphy


Albums

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
The debut album, released at the end of 1992 on the Epic label of Sony. Contains ten tracks: Bombtrack, Killing In The Name, Take The Power Back, Settle For Nothing, Bullet In The Head, Know Your Enemy, Wake Up, Fistful Of Steel, Township Rebellion, Freedom. It comes in tape, LP, CD and mini-disc versions.

EVIL EMPIRE
New release as of April 15, 1996 . Contains 11 tracks: People of the Sun, Bulls on parade, Vietnow, Revolver, Snake Charmer, Tire Me, Down Rodeo, Without a Face, Wind Below, Roll right, And Year of tha Boomerang. Released on Epic/Sony. Available on tape, vinyl, and CD.

Live and Rare
This was a CD released in Japan to "prepare" for their upcoming Japan tour in 1997. Tracks are taken from B-sides or previous singles, most are live. The tracks are: bullet in the head (live), bombtrack (live), settle for nothing (live), take the power back (live), without a face (live), fuck tha police (live), clear the lane, darkness, hadda been playing on the jukebox (live), the hour of chaos (live with Chuck D.), and Zapata's Blood (live). Available on CD is all I believe...I think you have to order this one from Epic.

Rage Against The Machine Atlantic Records Tape
This has an intereresting story: Atlantic Records had absolutely nothing to do with the recording, and it is actually the band's demo tape that they wrote and recorded before they had ever played a live show together. The band payed for it themselves and sold it at shows for $5.00. The interesting thing is that when the band was being sought after by many record companies, Atlantic asked if they could duplicate off 10 copies for their office and the band agreed. There was some speculation at the time that Atlantic had actually duplicated several hundred and kind of let them loose (with their logo on the tape of course). The band's long held suspicions were confirmed after hearing about the tape, but, as the band's production manager said "it's a great tape to have regardless what it says on it." It contains twelve tracks: Bombtrack, Take The Power Back, Bullet In The Head, Darkness Of Greed, Clear The Lane, Township Rebellion, Know Your Enemy, Mindset's A Threat, Killing In The Name (extended version), Autologic, The Narrows, Freedom.

Hard And Face Reality
This is a 7" by Hardstance - Zack de la Rocha's previous band before Inside Out. He played guitar for this band, before forming Inside Out with two other Hardstance members.

Inside Out - No Spiritual Surrender
Contains six tracks: Burning Fight, Undertone, By A Thread, No Spiritual Surrender, Sacrifice, Redemption. Zack de la Rocha's previous band before RATM.

Lockup - Something Bitchin' Comes this Way Tom Morello played guitar and did backing vocals for this band before Rage. Released on Geffen originally in 1990, re-released on Manifesto records this year.


Soundtracks and Complimations

The Crow Soundtrack
Rage donated the song "Darkness of Greed" to this soundtrack.

Higher Learning Soundtrack
Contains only the song "Year of tha Boomerang" on the CD, but the movie has a remix of Tire Me, as well as Year of the Boomerang exerpts.

Spawn Soundtrack
Tom Morello was the only one to appear on this soundtrack, and he joined with Prodigy's Liam Howlette. Song: "One Man Army".

Tibetan Freedom Concert
Rage played a whole set at this, including 6 songs, but the CD only includes one: Bulls on Parade. Coincidently the very last song out of 3 compact discs.

Tonnage
A live "previously unreleased" version of Freedom appears on this "rock/hop" complimation CD.

Kiss tribute album
Tom Morello and Brad Wilk played a song called "Calling Dr. Love" with Maynard James Keenan and Billy Gould. They named themselves, "Shanti's Addiction".


Home Videos

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
This is the official Rage Against the Machine video. Released on November 25th, 1997, it includes 70 min of live footage, and the music videos Rage has released. Songs include: The Ghost of Tom Joad, Vietnow, People of the Sun, Bulls on Parade, Zapata's Blood, Know your Enemy, Bombtrack, Tire Me, Killing in the Name. Plus, the music videos for: Killing in the Name, Bullet in the Head, Freedom, Bulls on Parade, Memory of the Dead (poem), and People of the Sun.


Singles

Bombtrack (US Import)
Contains three tracks: Bombtrack (album version), Bombtrack (from Mark Goodier's 'Evening Sessions'), Bombtrack live (recorded in America). Cover depicts Che Guevara, the guerilla leader. Available on CD and vinyl.

Bombtrack (Euro Import, Epic 660314 2)
Contains nine tracks: Bombtrack(album version), Freedom (live at First Avenue, Minneapolis), Settle For Nothing (live at Melkweg, as on Bullet In The Head single), Bombtrack (from Mark Goodier's 'Evening Sessions'), Bullet In The Head (remix), Take The Power Back (live at Vancouver, as on Freedom single), Darkness Of Greed, Bullet In The Head (live at Melkweg, as on Bullet In The Head CD single), Bombtrack (live at First Avenue, Minneapolis, same as US Import version?). Cover depicts Che Guevara. Available on CD.

Bullet In The Head
Contains four tracks: Bullet In The Head (album version), Bullet In The Head (remix), Bullet In The Head (live, CD version only), Settle For Nothing (live). Live tracks recorded at Melkweg, Amsterdam, on February 7th 1993. Cover depicts students saluting the American flag at school (aged about ten), inside cover depicts young boy holding a gun whilst men stand in a line behind him. Available on CD, vinyl and also as a vinyl picture disc. (The picture disk depicts blood coming out from the centre).

Freedom
Contains three tracks: Freedom (album version), Take The Power Back (live), Freedom (live). Live tracks recorded at 86th Street Music Hall in Vancouver, B.C. on April 11th 1993. Cover is black except for 'rage against the machine' at the top and 'freedom' at the bottom with a dropped 'o'. Available on CD.

Killing In The Name
Contains three tracks: Killing In The Name (album version), Darkness (Of Greed) (different to The Crow), Clear The Lane. Available on CD-Maxi and limited edition white vinyl (produced for their first European tour but unavailable since then. You can still get hold of copies though - I saw one the other day in my local store.)

People of the Sun
Contains 3 tracks: People of the Sun (album version), Zapata's Blood, and Without a Face (live). Front graphic depicts corn reepers, and corn, along with a bullet carrying belt thingy. Available on CD and vinyl.

Bulls on Parade
Contains 2 tracks: Bulls on Parade (album version) and Hadda be Playin' on the Jukebox (live). Front image is a redneck army family in their living room in camo gear, holding guns in front of an array of trophies, and animal heads. Their daughter is in a princess outfit in front of them. Available on CD and vinyl.

Down Rodeo
Contains 1 track: Down Rodeo. This has a weird story...Rage was supposedly gonna release this as a single to the general public, and have a video and stuff, but instead only sent out versions to radio stations, and mailed some to certain individuals. Front image is a family walking through a bombed building together, with bombing planes outside. Available on CD, and vinyl.

Vietnow
Contains four tracks: Vietnow, Clear the Lane, Intro (Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos), Zapata's Blood (Live). Front image is what appears to be a woman in early 1900s clothing, carrying a very old radio in one hand walking on a rocky hillside int he desert. Available on CD.

Ghost of Tom Joad
Contains 1 track: Ghost of Tom Joad. The CD version of this is only available if you buy the Rage Against the Machine video. There is a vinyl version however that the fan club sent out to it's members It is a 7" purple vinyl containing the Ghost of Tom Joad, and a live version of Vietnow.


Promotional Records

Promo 'A'
Contains three tracks: Killing In The Name, Bullet In The Head, Know Your Enemy. Cover and back is completely white except for Rage Against The Machine logo on front, and track list on the back. Available on vinyl.

Promo 'B'
Contains two tracks: Bombtrack, Settle For Nothing. Cover and back is completely orange except for Rage Against The Machine written at top of front side, and a track list on the reverse. Available on vinyl.

Promo 'Rage Against The Machine'
Contains Killing In The Name, the front depicts the burning monk.

Promo 'Rage Against The Machine, Bullet In The Head'
Contains two tracks: Bullet In The Head and Darkness. The front cover is the Pledge of Allegiance classroom scene (as on the Bullet In The Head single), and the back the young boy holding a gun whilst men stand in a line behind him (again, as on the Bullet In The Head single). Tour dates with House Of Pain, and the statement 'DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE' are on the back.

People of the Sun EP
This is interesting...for some reason, Rage went back to Revelation Records, and released this on vinyl only. It is pretty much a mixture between the Bulls on Parade, and People of the Sun singles. Except, the version of "Zapata's Blood" which appears on the People of the Sun single, is fuller, including the introduction with Chuck D. The graphic is the same as on the cover of the People of the Sun single.

Ghost of Tom Joad
Contains The Ghost of Tom Joad, and Vietnow. Purple 7" vinyl, with front graphic depicting a police officer attacking people on his horse with a night stick.