Monday, June 4, 2007

Rage Against the Machine - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2007

“Good evening,” Zack de la Rocha said on Sunday night, looking out at the 50,000 or so people gathered in front of Coachella’s main stage. “We are Rage Against the Machine, from Los Angeles, California.” With that, guitarist Tom Morello –- wearing a baseball band emblazoned with the word “Unite” — kicked into the winding riff of “Testify,” beginning Rage’s first concert in seven years. De La Rocha rapped with so much force that his microphone distorted as he enunciated every word of the lyrics, which were written about the first Gulf War but sounded eerily current: “Baghdad is burning… The war is right outside your door!”
During the final pre-encore song, “Wake Up,” de la Rocha finally spoke to the crowd at length, spitting a furious political rant that began by suggesting that every U.S. president should have been hung for war crimes. “This current administration is no exception –- they should be hung and tried and shot,” he said, during the song’s breakdown. “But the challenges we face go beyond the current administration… It’s not a system that changes every four years.. It’s a system we have to tear down, generation after generation.” The band moved back into the main riff, while de la Rocha screamed “Wake up!”
Source: Rolling Stone

This is the best quality bootleg of Rage Against the Machine's reunion at Coachella that I've found so far - and it's the complete gig, unlike many of the other bootlegs floating around. Enjoy!

Tracklist: 1. Intro, 2. Testify, 3. Bulls On Parade, 4. People of the Sun , 5. Bombtrack, 6. Bullet In the Head, 7. Know Your Enemy, 8. Down Rodeo, 9. Guerilla Radio, 10. Renegades of Funk, 11. Calm Like a Bomb, 12. Sleep Now In the Fire, 13. Wake Up, 14. Intermission, 15. Freedom, 16. Township Rebellion, 17. Killing in the Name.

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