Early Rage Against the Machine California College Show Surfaces Online
Everybody's got to start somewhere, and you know there are people out there who can say they saw some of the biggest bands on the planet in the early days before anyone knew who they were. In recent years, there have been a few of Rage Against the Machine pre-fame performances that have turned up online and now another full show from 1992 is making the Internet rounds, giving fans a chance to see the band in their infancy.
The video was shot in 1992 at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif. and it finds the college crowd truly digging what they're hearing as there any number of heads bobbing up and down and people surfing through the crowd, even at this early stage in the band's career.
Watch as a fresh-faced Zack de la Rocha spits some rhythmic rhymes on 'Bullet in the Head' while a very skinny and still sporting hair Tom Morello lays down some of the nimble guitar mastery for which he would become known. You can also hear 'Killing in the Name' and a few other notable Rage songs within this 36-minute set.
With Rage Against the Machine on a seemingly never-ending hiatus, it's great to look back and see the seeds of future greatness. You can also look back at a 1992 in-store performance at Long Beach's Zed Records here.
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