Tom Morello: 'I've Never Seen Audience Respond to a Song the Way They Respond to 'Killing in the Name''

artist: rage against the machine date: 02/14/2014 category: general music news
I like this
voted: 40
Tom Morello: 'I've Never Seen Audience Respond to a Song the Way They Respond to 'Killing in the Name''
Tom Morello has been talking to Australia's Triple M about the joy he gets from playing Rage Against the Machine's signature song "Killing in the Name."

As Morello notes, there has never been a Rage show where the song hasn't been played:

"This was the band's first single ever, and I don't we've ever played a show without playing this song. It tended to be a show closer. When we were last here for big day out in 2008, 2009, I remember playing that across your fine country here, and to say that people went ape-sh-t would be an understatement."

Morello also notes that the track has never been a burden for the band:

"That song affects the audience in a way ... I've been to thousands of shows and a I've never seen an audience respond to a song in the way that they respond to Rage Against the Machine playing that song. We've played it a lot of times...

"The thing about the Rage shows was we never had pyrotechnics ... the show was the audience. You just light those f--kers up and they get to watch each-other go crazy. Then you go crazy, and everyone's going triple crazy, then you drop that jam and it's all over."
More rage against the machine news:
+ Watch Tom Morello and Rush Perform Spinal Surgery on RATM Bassist Tim Commerford General Music News 06/02/2015
+ Rage Against The Machine Bassist: 'Limp Bizkit Are One of the Dumbest Bands in the History of Music' General Music News 02/12/2015
+ RATM Bassist Tim Commerford: Electronic Music Is the New Prog General Music News 02/09/2015
+ RATM Bassist Tim Commerford Joins Forces With Cycling Legend Lance Armstrong in New Band General Music News 01/29/2015
+ Footage of Very Early RATM College Gig Surfaces General Music News 01/11/2015
+ Watch Rage Against the Machine Performing 'Killing in the Name' as Sock Puppets Entertainment 10/21/2014
+ view all
Your captcha is incorrect