Does anyone else out there share the same enthusiasm that I do over rage? They are simply a spectacular band. The lyrics on almost any song can give me chill bumps. The music is excellent. Guitarist is amazing. Bassist keeps you jumpin and the drummer is like no other. Check them out now. They can change your life.

>>By J GREENS   (Monday, 24 May 2004 17:35)

they so can chang you life they where the most political band of there time

>>By Night wolf   (Thursday, 28 Oct 2004 08:56)

mmmm, it's a little bit confusing for me. What Rage are we talking about, 'Rage Against The Machine' or the German power-metallers of 'Rage?' For me it doesn't matter about which of the two bands we talk, I like both of them very much :D

>>By Waddinxslayer   (Thursday, 28 Oct 2004 18:19)

Here's a question that's been bothering me for a while.

Were RATM sellouts/hypocrites? On one hand, they toted some of the best politics in music (with the exception of some of their exaggerated militancy), but for every album that they sold, money was contributed to "the enemy" of the same cause that RATM was fighting for. Clear Channel certainly made money off of Rage, not to mention Sony and other major corporations. Certainly a portion of the revenues made by those corporations were used to lobby the government, which already has been proved to be very successful at changing public policy. On the otherhand I feel that I might not have become a dissenter at all if I had not heard RATM back in middle school. Clearly there are even better political equivalents of RATM in the underground punk, hardcore, grind, crust, hip-hop, and in indeed most genres, but because of their lack of exposure in the mainstream, they are not nearly as effective at reaching new audiences with their message.

Could RATM have been wrong to sign to a major label, but overall made progress for their causes, or were their causes actually harmed by their cessation to corporate giants?

>>By BrutallyRocker   (Thursday, 28 Oct 2004 22:08)

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