Everybody has to start somewhere, and some very early footage of Rage Against the Machine has surfaced online from an in-store performance the band did at Long Beach’s Zed Records back in 1992.
The very young looking Rage members (Zack de la Rocha looking like he’s 14 years old and Tom Morello rocking sideburns) share their thankfulness for having a place to play, telling the audience to be very careful with their surroundings as the owner was nice enough to let them jam. What follows is a 40-minute-plus performance filled with what would eventually become well-known Rage Against the Machine songs like ‘Bombtrack,’ ‘Bullet in the Head,’ ‘Killing in the Name Of’ and ‘Freedom.’
Grab a drink and a snack, crank it up, and take a trip back in time to 1992. BE THERE!