Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium

Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium

by Rage Against the Machine


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Initially intended to serve as a between-albums fan-pleaser, this posthumously released concert set ended up being an epitaph for one of the most incendiary bands of the '90s. Recorded over the course of what were to be Rage's final two performances in September 2000, Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium seethes with the political intensity that inevitably accompanied Zach de la Rocha and company onstage -- as evidenced by passionate renditions of songs like "Bulls on Parade" and "Killing in the Name." It also airs the band's knowledge of its roots, which spread wide enough to include old-school rap (their cover of Eric B. and Rakim's "Microphone Fiend") and old-school new wave (Devo's "Beautiful World"). The quartet's most obvious forebear -- the MC5, that is -- get props as well, in a set-opening version of the revolutionary anthem "Kick Out the Jams." Although equipped with one of the longest fuses imaginable, Rage Against the Machine were bound to explode at some point; fortunately, they left an indelible impression of that conflagration behind.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2003
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998511422
catalogNumber: 85114

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rage Against the Machine   Primary Artist
Zack de la Rocha   Vocals
Tom Morello   Guitar
Tim Commerford   Bass
Brad Wilk   Drums

Technical Credits

Rob Tyner   Composer
Wayne Kramer   Composer
Zack de la Rocha   Composer
Tom Morello   Composer
Rick Rubin   Producer
David Schiffman   Engineer
Erick Sermon   Composer
Fred "Sonic" Smith   Composer
Parrish Smith   Composer
Dennis Thompson   Composer
Tim Commerford   Composer
Brad Wilk   Composer
Dennis Tomich   Composer
Robert Derminer   Composer
Michael Davis   Composer
Dave Bianco   Engineer

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Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome CD, just because a band releases a live album doesn't mean they are after more profit! Maybe some people actually like live recordings. It shows whether the band is a good band or a great band. This is a great album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a good rage cd. i love this band. oh well they broke up. they rocked though! never made a bad cd and thats somthing rare in a band. even rarer is they never made a bad song! jeez this band really kicked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Funny how the "anti-capitalists" are capitalizing on their LIVE!!! albums.