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Rage Against The Machine

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Rage Against The Machine is one of the most prominant and politically active bands on the music scene today. Music Journalist and Biographer Colin Devenish delves into the interworkings of the band to discover what makes them so successful with their diverse fan base. They sell millions of copies of their CD's and have had #1 hits. They are also very politically and envior ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 8th 2001 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Andy Hickman
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Rage Against The Machine” by Colin Devenish

Good to read some of the background and foundations of this epic band.

“I told myself that I would never allow myself to not respond to that type of situation – in any form, anywhere.” - Zack (p5)

“I think my high-school experience pushed me through a crisis of identity, it enabled me to be more of a critical individual. It made me question the institution I was forced to adjust to and my relationship with society. Those four years or so during high sch
Ian Baaske
Jul 06, 2009 rated it did not like it
Only for diehards. As far as I know it's the only book around about the band but it's beyond awful. It's so silly as to repeat paragraph long quotes at different points in the narrative and, at one point, the author even misspells Zack de la Rocha's name ("Zach"). The epilogue reveals some very bad blood between the author and the publisher. I think he calls one of their representatives a "thug". It made me think about writing my own book on the band but don't think there's a big enough audience ...more
Jun 04, 2016 rated it liked it
a easy read. the strength of the book is the band is/was interesting.... however the book plays like a best of interview clips, none of the members were interviewed for this book and there's nothing new as far as information; in fact, Audioslave* isn't even named at the point of release
*mentioned but the name wasn't known at the time.
Jesper Sorensen
Aug 03, 2011 rated it liked it
easy read, about the story of a great band
Feb 13, 2007 rated it liked it
interesting commentary on one of the greatest bands of the last century.
Aug 05, 2014 rated it liked it
This is a very poorly written book. That said, I don't regret reading it. Most of the content is stuff you probably already know, but there are occasional little gems of information.
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