43. Rage Against the Machine

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43. Rage Against the Machine

Although there have been many bands who have been politicized, it is possible that there was no band that did it in a more fierce and “in your face” fashion than Rage Against the Machine.  Their leftist leanings were far from subtle and their music followed suit.  They effortlessly combined Rap and Metal and to many in the 90’s, they were the true “Alternative” to Alternative.  For RATM to get in, it would have to be in the strength of their 90’s work as they were basically dormant in the decade that followed, though having Tom Morello on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee surely doesn’t hurt their chances.  

Should Rage Against the Machine be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 86.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.9%
No opinion. - 0.9%
No way! - 4.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2017
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Los Angeles, California)
  • Why they will get in: The Tom Morello factor is huge here.
  • Why they won't get in: Do you really want to induct yourself?
  • Nominated in: 2018
  • Essential Albums: Rage Against the Machine (1992)
    Evil Empire (1996)
    The Battle of Los Angeles (1999)
    Renegades (2000)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Killing in the Name (From Rage Against the Machine, 1992)
    Bullet in the Head (From Rage Against the Machine, 1992)
    Bulls on Parade (From Evil Empire, 1996)
    Vietnow (From Evil Empire, 1996)
    Year of the Boomerang (From Evil Empire, 1996)

Should Rage Against the Machine be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 86.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.9%
No opinion. - 0.9%
No way! - 4.6%
Last modified on Monday, 04 February 2019 18:05

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