Wednesday, January 02, 2013

1993 all over again: 5 - Rage Against The Machine

5. Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name...

At the time, being the fifth-best single of 1993 as judged by the NME team seemed to be the peak of the achievement. Who knew we were listening to 2009's Christmas Number One single?

I've told this tale before, but it stands retelling: The real effect of the single is best summed up by the boy wearing a "Fuck You, I Won't Do What You Tell Me" tshirt. In Asda. Running up and down the aisles to fetch items for his mum.

As a statement, the chant was about as likely to achieve success as "fly me to the moon" was.

[Part of 1993 all over again]
[Buy: RATM]