Rage Against the Machine’s 20th anniversary album
RATM is coming up on the 20th anniversary release of their self-titled album. They’ve also been rumored to have hinted at the release of a new album in the near future, but that’s just some conjecture.
Rage Against the Machine have announced a four-disc 20th-anniversary reissue of their debut album. The anti-capitalist rockers will release XX – a deluxe version of the self-titled LP, including a DVD of their 2010 “thank you” gig at Finsbury Park in London – next month.
Rage’s debut contained the band’s signature tune, Killing in the Name, which reached No 1 at Christmas 2009 thanks to a campaign to keep The X Factor winner Joe McElderry from the top spot. But fans are more likely to be excited that XX will also include Rage’s 1991 demo, which was originally sold as a $5 tape.
Three versions of the album will go on sale: the remastered LP and three B-sides, on a single CD; a set that includes the remaster, the demos and a DVD; and a deluxe box with a second DVD, vinyl and a 40-page booklet. The DVD not only incorporates footage from the London concert, which followed RATM’s Christmas No 1, but also music videos, concert clips from the early 90s, and complete footage from the band’s first-ever public performance, at Cal State Northridge, on 23 October 1991. The accompanying booklet was written by Public Enemy’s Chuck D.