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Holy shit holy shit holy shit

Any time I’ve heard the “band you wish you saw live” question Rage was always first on my list

I wonder if the audience today can react the way they once did, though. Can’t wait to find out

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1 minute ago, Lurch said:

I wonder if the audience today can react the way they once did, though. Can’t wait to find out

 

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But seriously, glad to see Rage reunited. Would love to catch a non-Coachella date.

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The Killing Christmas story and subsequent concert is one of my all time favorites

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this is fantastic news.  I wonder, since there is rumored to be more dates added, if there is a possibility of them headlining ACL.  That would be fucking amazing.  I think I'm still going to have to catch the show in El Paso just to be sure.

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I’m of half a mind to fly out for the El Paso show just because I’m afraid it could be the only one.

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I wonder if Zack is still a full bore commie now that he's old. 
Also, in. 


No CR but full bore commie is pretty popular right now with the kids.

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Just now, Buzzrock said:

I’m of half a mind to fly out for the El Paso show just because I’m afraid it could be the only one.

same. would it be at sun bowl?

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4 hours ago, Lurch said:

Holy shit holy shit holy shit

Any time I’ve heard the “band you wish you saw live” question Rage was always first on my list

I wonder if the audience today can react the way they once did, though. Can’t wait to find out

Saw em at a Free Tibet concert in the astrodome back in the day.  They turned the field into a mosh pit and it was borderline terrifying.  I have seen better bands live, but none that had such a crazy feedback loop going with the crowd.

I am sure their 2020 message to people in El Paso is going to be quite the show.  Wear a vest.

Edit: Different concert, but similar

 

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Always thought these were powerful lyrics

Tha sun ablaze as Maria's foot
Touches tha surface of sand
On northern land
As human contraband
Some rico from Jalisco
Passed her name to tha boss
She stuffed ten to a truckbed
She clutches her cross
Here comes tha exhaust
And it rips through her lungs
She's off fast to tha pasture
Like cattle she'll cross
Degree 106
Sweat and vomit are thrown
And she prays and suffocates
Upon tha memories of home
Of Yanqui guns for blood debts on tha loans
Of smoldering fields rape rubble and bones
Of graves hidden trapped up in visions of war
Of nothing no one nobody no more
These are her mountains and skies and
She radiates
Through history's rivers of blood
She regenerates
And like tha sun disappears only to reappear
She's eternally here
Her time is near
Never conquered but here

To tear away at tha mask

And now she got a quota
Tha needle and thread crucifixion
Sold and shipped across tha new line
of Mason Dixon
Rippin' through denim
Tha point an inch from her vein
Tha foreman approach
His steps now pound in her brain
His presence it terrifies
And eclipses her days
No minutes to rest
No moment to pray
And with a whisper
He whips her
Her soul chained to his will
"My job is to kill if you forget to take your pill"
Her arms jerks
Tha sisters gather round her and scream
As if in a dream
Eyes on tha crimson stream
Numb as her wrists spit shots of blood to tha floor
I am nothing, no one, nobody, no more

These are her mountains and skies and
she radiates
And through history's rivers of blood
she regenerates
And like tha sun disappears only to reappear
Maria she's eternally here
Her time is near
Never conquered but here

To tear away at tha mask
To tear away at tha mask
To tear away at tha mask

No minutes to rest
No moment to pray
No minutes to rest
No moment to pray
No minutes to rest
It eclipses her day
Just a moment to pray

ugh!

To tear away at tha mask
Away at tha mask
To tear away at tha mask
To tear away at tha mask

 

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Seeing them in El Paso sounds amazing. I think I would take that over Coachella 

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I saw them in '07 at Alpine Valley with QOTSA.

Craziest day of my life.  If you're considering this, fucking do it.

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I've already purchased tickets to Welcome to Rockville at Daytona Beach for May. Only band they've announced is Metallica (two nights). Really hoping Rage is there too.


I can’t imagine they’ll upstage Metallica like that

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I saw them in '07 at Alpine Valley with QOTSA.
Craziest day of my life.  If you're considering this, fucking do it.


Holy crap that would be my dream lineup

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4 hours ago, Xian said:

Seeing them in El Paso sounds amazing. I think I would take that over Coachella 

Been talking with buddies about this. Should be epic 

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Holy crap that would be my dream lineup


Yeah, it’s as awesome as it sounds.

It was August, and 95 degrees. A massive thunderstorm blows through about an hour before Queens hit the stage, and it rains so hard that not only do the parking lots become a mud hole, and people’s tickets have actually dissolved.

It becomes a free for all at the gate. Everyone is covered in mud. All my buddies get separated, because we’re drunk, high, and on Adderall. Somehow we found our seats, regrouped, and watched one hell of a show.

Then we drove 5 hours home.

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I'd love to see them again. When they reunited in 2008 and played Lollapalooza people went fucking insane. I wasn't at the show, but I remember seeing video and I've never seen that many people that amped up. As someone posted above, the feedback loop between the band and the audience was more intense on a much bigger scale than I've ever seen. Just fucking craziness everywhere.

Now that I'm a man in my 40s, I find their schtick a little ridiculous and at this point even a little hypocritical. But fuck me if those fuckers don't put on a helluva live show. 

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I’ve been listening to the catalog and damn that’s a tight set of albums. Great stuff on all of them.

I kind of knocked them early on “Fuck you I won’t do what you tell me! I’m sixteen I’m in a band and I’m angry!” But they grew on me big time. Tom Morello is kind of insufferable when he talks but dude was a visionary with the guitar. Rage owes a lot but they influenced a lot too.

The politics is whatever but the flow and the funk is fucking awesome. I have to find a way to make a show.

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5 hours ago, Patricio Swayze said:

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The show at the Astro Arena rocked hard. Also saw Helmet there in 1995. The show at South Park Meadows was meh and the Roots upstaged them.

17 year old me drove up from el paso to the south park meadows show with a buddy for this. i remember it differently than you, bc i loved it. i still wear that concert tee from time to time. 

20+ years later, you’re goddamn right i’ll be driving from austin to el paso and then to las cruces for this. sure i can fly, but fuck that. i have a much better car now haha. 

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I was at the Meadows show too. Only time I’ve seen them. I remember a naked dude running through the pit at one point. 

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hope they come to Michigan. saw them once back in 97 or 98 I was a soph in HS.  I will spend the money and do VIP on this if they come here or close enough to drive

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17 year old me drove up from el paso to the south park meadows show with a buddy for this. i remember it differently than you, bc i loved it. i still wear that concert tee from time to time. 
20+ years later, you’re goddamn right i’ll be driving from austin to el paso and then to las cruces for this. sure i can fly, but fuck that. i have a much better car now haha. 


Buddy of mine in Tucson said come stay with him for a few days and hit all of the first three dates. Tempting.

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I had tickets to see them in a tour with the Beastie Boys in 2000. Mike D fell off his bicycle right before the tour and broke something. The cancelled the tour and life has never been the same until now

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On 11/1/2019 at 12:40 PM, Surly Bevo said:

Fuck you, I'll sell out if you pay me!

This cracked me up.

I'm a big fan, but will readily admit their schtick looks ridiculous at this point.  I still think they rock though.

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55 minutes ago, Al_4_ISU said:

This cracked me up.

I'm a big fan, but will readily admit their schtick looks ridiculous at this point.  I still think they rock though.

Yeah, No CR, but I think they were 20 years ahead of their time as far as their message.  Edit:  I think that's why the El Paso gig will be interesting.  Their message in the aftermath of the Walmart shooting and leading up to the 2020 election is going to be meaningful and powerful.

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I'm talking less about their politics and more about the idea that a bunch of really wealthy dudes in their late 40's are upstart rebels.

I'm generally sympathetic/agreeable to their message.

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Speaking of being ahead of their time for a message, I heard the offsprings “come out and play” song not too long ago. I don’t really remember school shootings being a thing in 1994.

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Speaking of being ahead of their time for a message, I heard the offsprings “come out and play” song not too long ago. I don’t really remember school shootings being a thing in 1994.


It was if you lived in LA amidst perpetual gang wars

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