Video: One Of Rage Against The Machine’s First Shows

I'd betcha a few clams she loves Rage

A reader named Jared sent us a link to the grainy, yet totally amazing video that follows after the jump, and let me tell you — if you are a Rage Against the Machine fan, this video is a must-see.

Purportedly, the footage is being touted as Rage Against The Machine’s first ever live show, but that can’t be true. According to legend, Rage gave their first public performance in Orange County, California, at the house party of a friend of bassist Tim Commerford.


The footage — which runs more than 50 minutes — was recorded on October 23, 1991, during the band’s set in The Quad at Cal State Northridge in Northridge, California. Some of the songs sound rough, but you will recognize tracks like “Bullet In The Head,” “Take The Power Back,” “Know Your Enemy,” and “Freedom” right away. Enjoy…all 50-plus minutes of it. The video is actually amazing.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

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  • BK

    Wow…I love seeing time captured like this…fresh new…I bet it was such a different time then…the sun the weather looks goregous, perfect weather to be sitting out hanging with friends, exactly what their doing in this video…I would love to of been there. Just too awesome.