This fall, Eagle Rock Entertainment will drop the simultaneous release of Rage Against The Machine Live At Finsbury Park on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on October 16, 2015 [MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray].
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 #1 hit in the UK 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 UK 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 & 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.
3) People Of The Sun
4) Know Your Enemy
5) Bulls On Parade
6) Township Rebellion
7) Bullet In The Head
8) White Riot
9) Guerrilla Radio
10) Sleep Now In The Fire
12) Killing In The Name