Like Tool or Daft Punk, a new album from Rage Against The Machine feels as elusive and mythical as Bigfoot, but Daft Punk have signed a new record deal and Tool, with the exception of Keenan, is promising a new record in 2013, whereas RATM’s faithful have no such hope to cling to.
Sure – it was only about 4 or 5 months ago when RATM bassist Tim Commerford hinted not once, but twice that the band were hard at work on their first record of originals since 1999s The Battle of Los Angeles, but Tom Morello rained on that parade, not only saying a new album wasn’t happening, but also that RATM may never play live again.
And sure – Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler said he wasn’t sure if Rage drummer Brad Wilk could join his reformed metal act on tour because of commitments to RATM but, as pointed out at the time, it was possible the 63-year-old musician was confusing Rage with Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players, an all-star ensemble featuring Wilk.
So while no new material is on the horizon for RATM, at least some new old footage has surfaced online. Thanks to YouTube Channel CowProd’s joint, we now have a 40-plus minute clip of a very, very young RATM rocking out in a record store in 1992.
The footage comes with the following description:
ooooh shit. almost 21 years ago i shot this footage of rage playing zed records. mostly been sitting on it for this long because im that lazy. big ups to the good mr.chester copperpot (@Copperpot5) who i finally had edit my two tapes together (props to my #2 camera man nanda)
for you interested newcomers, you’ll find a few other vintage rage moments upped on this account
We can dig it!
Watch: Rage Against The Machine – Full Show 3/29/92 – 2 camera shoot – Zed Records