Toronto Mike

Rage Against the Machine


Although I listen to less and less terrestrial radio these days, with MP3s so accessible and my XM satellite radio subscription, my go-to station for tunes continues to be 102.1 The Edge.

Even before this past weekend's 90s Weekend theme I could sense a dramatic increase in the frequency CFNY would play Rage Against the Machine.  It seemed like every time I tuned in the station I was greeted with a Rage Against the Machine track.  If you're asking me, this is a good thing.

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During my last year at Michael Power High School, I adored that self titled debut album from RATM. Already a rap and rock fan who preferred politically charged lyrics, that album blew my mind.  I can't tell you how many times I spun that CD - it instantly found a home in my top ten albums of all-time list and it might still be there.

Every track was killer.

  1. "Bombtrack" - 4:05
  2. "Killing in the Name" - 5:14
  3. "Take the Power Back" - 5:37
  4. "Settle for Nothing" - 4:48
  5. "Bullet in the Head" - 5:09
  6. "Know Your Enemy" - 4:55
  7. "Wake Up" - 6:04
  8. "Fistful of Steel" - 5:31
  9. "Township Rebellion" - 5:24
  10. "Freedom" - 6:06

And these tunes hold up to this day, dammit!

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