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10 de Febrero, 2007

And the Funk Never Dies

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I'm (back) on a Rage Against the Machine kick with all this talk of a Califas reunion in the last comment thread on the subject. Either way, this vid is crazycool. When you can bang out an air drum to one that bounces like this, you feel the joy moving through ya like current. When you can celebrate Rosa Parks and RUN D.M.C, People Powered movements, the Worm and the Electric Boogaloo all in one video, you're doing all right. And when you can sing along to a happy and fury-filled refrain that says DANCE, SUCKA! GROOVE, SUCKA! you've just about found a perfect Saturday morning, as far as Nezua is concerned.

For all the Renegades!

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Comentarios (6)

Sylvia dijo:


*dates herself* I remember this song from high school! And how we all thought de la Rocha was saying something else. lol I think this song, coupled with a late introduction to Nirvana, started my foray into rock music.

I love this video 'cause it's like a history of pop culture/social revolution.

And we used to jam, groove, dance, and move on cue. :D

jvigil dijo:


Fm the www.ratm.com offical site:

Breaking News 01/22/07:
Rage Against the Machine will reunite for Coachella!!
You may have heard the rumors, it was confirmed by the L.A. Times and KROQ Monday morning. Rage Against The Machine will be headlining Coachella. New information will be posted here shortly, please check back soon!

» Click here to read the article from the L.A. Times! (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-et-coachella22jan22,1,6747076.story?track=rss&ctrack=1&cset=true)

jvigil dijo:


Rage Against the Machine will reunite for Coachella
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Björk also top the bill for the three-day music festival.
By Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
January 22, 2007

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Rage Against the Machine, the seminal L.A. band that made heavy music into political manifesto, will reunite after a seven-year lull for one show as the headliners at the 2007 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Sources say Rage, which played the main stage at the first Coachella in 1999, will be joined by other familiar faces for the eighth edition of the festival, which covers three days this year and begins April 27: Red Hot Chili Peppers, which headlined in 2003, are back, as is Björk, who topped the bill in 2002.

Organizers were mum this weekend and it was not clear which day Rage or the other acts were slotted to play; that announcement is expected in the next few days. Other acts expected in the eclectic lineup: Arcade Fire, Interpol, Willie Nelson, the Roots, Manu Chao, the Decemberists, Arctic Monkeys, Sonic Youth, Crowded House, Air, Tiësto and Kings of Leon.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, via Ticketmaster. Three-day passes will cost about $250 and there will be a limited number of single-day passes available.

The headliners are not novel, but they are potent. The Peppers are up for their first best album Grammy right now, and Björk remains a mesmerizing figure to fans of avant pop. But in Southern California rock circles, there is very little that could compete with the excitement of a Rage Against the Machine reunion. The quartet's hybrid of funk, rap, metal and leftist ideology was as subtle as a Molotov cocktail; in the 1990s, its aggro-anthems made it the only band that mattered to a fan base that included East L.A. protest kids as well as those in Hollywood punk circles, college dorms and mainstream rock festival mosh pits, where politics were secondary to the group's feral energy.

The band is vocalist Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk. Their split came amid rumors of bad blood between De la Rocha and his mates, who went on to work with Chris Cornell in Audioslave. However, Morello and De la Rocha appeared together at a 2005 rally for the urban farmers of a South Los Angeles community garden.


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez dijo:


yeah the only reason i'd go would be for Rage. but i doubt i'll make it. sadly. especially not if i'd have to listen to bjork. i'd love to hear zach and the rest do an album tho. at least there'll be some live songs. they can be supertight with their live sound. which is always a real plus for a band.

brownfemipower dijo:


dang, I'm so freaking jealous of people out there. I've been humping all over zac since forever. (oh, yeah, and their music rocks my world too :>) can't say too much about bjork, although I went through my huge chili peppers days--I haven't liked much of their last two albums.

nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez dijo:


yeah i can still get into some chili peppers now and then. i specially remember them from...summer of 91? 92? something like that.

sorry ya have to hump from afar!