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Rage Against the Machine DVD To be Released

Fire up the wayback machine, let's go back to an era when Rage Against the Machine was king. Next week, MVD Entertainment releases Revolution In The Head - Rage Against the Machine and the Art of Protest. The DVD presents videos, unseen footage, new clips and other juicy tidbits for Rage afficinados. The vid also includes interview with producer and engineer, Garth Richardson, RATM biographer, Colin Devenish, the band's live sound engineer, Dave 'Rat' Levine, and the man who signed them, Michael Goldstone. (Now, shit's gonna get real for a second. Lemme bring this blog down a notch. I like to joke about how Rage Against the Machine is bro-ish music for suburban self-haters who now own real-estate companies, but I'll be the first to say it. Rage Against the Machine changed my life. Yeah, I'm not embarassed (I am), it's better than saying Linkin Park or Pink made me who I am today, right? Right? Anyone? Well, here's the deal. As an adolescent in some random suburbs with subpar schools, Rage introduced me (and maybe you) to a new vocabulary of social reality. Zach De La Rocha's lyrics filled in the gaps left out by our history books, acting as Howard Zinn for generation angst. In each name drop of Leonard Peltier, Zapata, and genocide, my world became just a little bit bigger. Then in the liner notes, Rage would include "Required Reading," which became the springboard for later discoveries and shaping of a worldview. The books of Ralph Ellison, Noam Chomsky, and Carlos Castaneda took over from where Rage left off.) The DVD hits shelves February 23rd, but you can pick it up online now.

There isn't a trailer available right now, but instead view our Rage Against the Machine Greatest Video Hits after the jump.

Enjoy these videos and the book list as written in the liner notes of Evil Empire:

"International Terrorism and the CIA" Mumia Abu-Jamal

Live from Death Row,Mumia Abu-Jamal

Joe Hill

Gibbs M. Smith

The Mau Mau War in Perspective,Frank Furedi

The Aesthetic Dimension,Herbert Marcuse

"The Fire Last Time: 1968 and After,"Chris Harman

The Media Monopoly,Ben H. Bagdikian

50 Ways to Fight Censorship,Dave Marsh

Hegemony and Revolution: A study of Antonio Gramsci's Political & Cultural Theory, Walter L. Adamson

The Mismeasure of Man,Stephen Gould, Che Guevera

A New Society: Reflections for Today's World,David Deutschmann, Editor

The Marx-Engels Reader, Robert C. Tucker, Editor

What Uncle Sam Really Wants,Noam Chomsky

Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation,Jonathan Kozol

Rules for Radicals,Saul D. Alinsky

A People's History of the United States,Howard Zinn

The Lorax, Dr. Seuss

East Los Angeles : History of a Barrio, Richard Romo

Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, William Blum

Race for Justice: Mumia Abu-Jamal's Fight Against The Death Penalty,Leonard Weinglass

Guerrilla Warfare : Che Guevara,Che Guevera

Zapata of Mexico, Peter E. Newell

"Malcolm X Speaks - Selected Speeches and statements", George Breitman

"Marxism and the Press: Oppression of Women, Toward a Unitary Theory," Lise Vogel

"Inevitable Revolutions: The United States in Central America", Walter LaFeber

"The Chomsky Reader", James Peck, Editor

"Chicano Politics: Reality and Promise 1940-1990", Juan Gomez Quinones

"The Wretched of the Earth", Franz Fanon

"What is Communist Anarchism?", Alexander Berkman

"Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson", George Jackson

From the student strike of UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) in Mexico City, 1999

"Fidel and religion: Conversations With Frei Betto", Frei Betto

"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave", Frederick Douglass

"Democracy is in the Streets", James Miller

"The Black Panthers Speak", Philip S. Foner, Editor

"Keeping The Rabble in line Interviews with David Barsamian", Noam Chomsky

"Walden and Civil Disobedience", Henry David Thoreau

"Darkness at Noon", Arthur Koester

"The Culture of Narcissism: American Life of Diminishing Expectations", Christopher Lasch

"Play it as it lays", Joan Didion

"Soul on Ice", Eldridge Cleaver

"Kwame Nkrumah: The Conarky Years, His Life and Letters", Compiled by June Milne

"Revolutionary Suicide", Huey P. Newton

"The Anarchist Cookbook", William Powell,

"Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media", Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

"Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", James Joyce

"Another country", James Baldwin

"The Grapes of Wrath", John Steinbeck

"The Armies of the Night", Norman Mailer, "Invisible Man", Ralph Ellison

"Rebellion from the Roots: Indian uprising in Chiapas", John Ross

"First World Ha! Ha! Ha! - The Zapatista challenge", Elaine Katzenberger, Editor

"The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge", Carlos Castaneda

"Tropic of Cancer"
, Henry Miller

"Johnny Got His Gun", Dalton Trumbo

"Essays in existentialism", Jean-Paul Sartre

"How Real is Real? Confusion, disinformation, communication", Paul Watzlawick

"Ghost of a Chance", William S.Burroughs

"Popism :The Warhol Sixties", Andy Warhol & Pat Hackett

"Chicana falsa and other stories of death, identity, and Oxnard", Michele M. Serros

"Promisory Notes: Women in the Transition to socialism", Sonia Kruks, Ranya Rapp, Marilyn B. Young, Editors

"Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the making of a gay world", George Chauncey

"This bridge called my back: Writings by radical women of color", Cherrie Monzaga, Gloria Anzaluda, Editors

"Women of Color Subliminal Seduction", Wilson Bryan Key, Editor

"Power at Play: Sports and the Problem of Masculinity", Michael A. Messner

"Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women", Susan Faludi

"90 Years of Ford", George H. Dammann

"Illustrated History of Ford", George H. Damman

"The Challenge of Local Feminisms: Women Movements in Global Perspective", Amrita Basu

"Miles, the Autobiography", Miles Davis

"The Sixties Papers: Documents of a Rebellious Decade", Judith Clavir Albert and Stewart Edward Albert

"The Graphic Work", M. C. Escher

"Bob Marley Spirit Dancer", Bruce W. Talamon

"Dali: The Paintings", Benedikt Taschen, Robert Taschen, Giles Neret


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