Quiz: How well do you know Rage Against The Machine’s lyrics?
Zack de la Rocha is, and stick with us here, the best history teacher in the world. In just three albums (and a covers collection), Rage Against The Machine not only indelibly stamped themselves onto the music world – nu-metal might not have happened how it did without them – but taught a shitload of music fans about a lot of stuff that simply doesn’t come up on your school history curriculum. There is a generation of rock fans who know a surprising amount about the civil rights movement, the Vietnamese government, US foreign policy and propaganda techniques thanks to poring over Rage’s CD booklets and doing very slow, pre-Wikipedia internet research to fill in the gaps.
How much attention have you been paying, though? Let’s find out!
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How did you do? Here are answers to see where you might have tripped up…
Rage Against The Machine lyric quiz answers
1. ‘Dispute the suits’
3. ‘This time the bullet cold cocked ya’
5. Fred Hampton
6. ‘We’re already dead’
7. ‘Pure motherfucking filler’
9. Sleep Now In The Fire
10. Renegades Of Funk by Afrika Bambaataa
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