Renegades (Rage Against the Machine album)
Renegades is the fourth studio album by American rock band Rage Against the Machine, released on December 5, 2000 by Epic Records. The album consists of cover songs and includes covers of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Minor Threat, Eric B. & Rakim, EPMD, MC5, The Rolling Stones, Cypress Hill, and Devo. It was released after Rage Against the Machine singer Zack de la Rocha left the band. After the release of Renegades, the remaining three members of the band reformed with Chris Cornell on vocals as Audioslave. Rage did, however, release another album, Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, a live recording of their final two concerts before their initial break-up, in Los Angeles on September 12 and September 13, 2000. The bonus live version of "Kick Out the Jams" on the European version of this album also appears on Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium. Their version of "Maggie's Farm", was featured in the credits of the 2010 film The Other Guys. The album achieved platinum status a little over a month after its initial release.
|Studio album of cover songs by Rage Against the Machine|
|Released||December 5, 2000|
|Recorded||April – September 2000|
|Rage Against the Machine chronology|
|Singles from Renegades|
The album's cover art is a parody of the pop art work LOVE by Robert Indiana, with the word "love" replaced with "rage". The album shipped with four different versions of the cover: either red lettering with black and either blue or green background, or with the red and black switched. The album's packaging also includes a poem by Josh Koppel. The artwork ends with a photograph of an American one dollar bill with the message "You are not a slave" written on the back.
|No.||Title||Writer(s)||Original artist (date)||Length|
|13.||"Kick Out the Jams" (Live)||Kramer, Smith, Tyner, Davis, Thompson||MC5 (1969)||4:31|
|14.||"How I Could Just Kill a Man" (Live, featuring B-Real and Sen Dog)||Freese, Reyes, Muggerud||Cypress Hill (1991)||4:30|
Best Buy limited edition Limited edition albums sold at Best Buy contained a bonus disc with live recordings of "People of the Sun" and "No Shelter". The songs were later released as part of Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in 2003, as was track 13.
- Rage Against the Machine – co-producer, art direction
- Zack de la Rocha – vocals
- Tom Morello – guitar
- Tim Commerford – bass guitar/backing vocals
- Brad Wilk – drums
- Sen Dog – vocals on the live version of "How I Can Just Kill A Man"
- B-Real – vocals on the live version of "How I Can Just Kill A Man"
- Rick Rubin – producer
- Brendan O'Brien – producer of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad"
- Jim Scott – engineer
- David Schiffman – engineer
- Rich Costey – mixing
- D. Sardy – mixing of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" and "Street Fighting Man"
- Katie Teasdale – assistant engineer
- Darren Mora – assistant engineer
- Matt Marin – assistant engineer
- Mike Scotella – assistant engineer
- Geoof Walcha – assistant engineer
- Rich Veltrop – assistant engineer
- Greg Fidelman – Digital Editing
- Mark Moreau – Digital Editing
- Aimee Macauley – art director
- Lindsay Chase – production coordination
- Jake Sexton – political coordinator
- Jake Koppell – inside Booklet
|Canadian Albums Chart||13|
|Polish Albums Chart||33|
|UK Albums Chart||71|
|Top Internet Albums||14|
|2000||"Renegades of Funk"||Modern Rock Tracks||9|
|2000||"Renegades of Funk"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||19|
|2001||"How I Could Just Kill a Man"||Modern Rock Tracks||37|
|2001||"How I Could Just Kill a Man"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||39|
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