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I’m having a hard time finding a version with the two bonus tracks. The version from Megahitrecords does NOT come with the bonus tracks and I had to return it. If I end up finding a vendor that carries them I’ll update. Rated 5 stars because the CD itself is great, but make sure you get the two bonus tracks! One of the bonus tracks is a version of "How I could just kill a man" performed live with Cypress Hill. It might be the best song on the disc. Edit: I finally found the bonus tracks on the CD I ordered from: Big_Box_Bargains. The bonus tracks were not listed on back of the CD so buyer beware. You may have to work with a seller who will guarantee the tracks are there or allow you to return the CD as you’ll have to open the disc to find out. Check it out!
Product description Renegades If Renegades proves to be the last Rage Against the Machine album to feature singer Zack de la Rocha, who quit the band after nine years, it’s a cool way to go out. Produced by Rick Rubin, Renegades is a salute to the artists who made Rage what they are–or were. While it’s easy to hear Rage’s rap roots in songs from Afrika Bambaataa, EPMD, and Volume 10, it’s more interesting to see their take on rock in its classic and punk forms. Rage capture the raw spirit, if not the quite the intensity, inherent in the MC5 classic “Kick Out the Jams.” A superior second live take appears at the CD’s end, followed by a concert version of Cypress Hill’s “How I Could Just Kill a Man,” with help from B-Real and Sen Dog. Devo’s “Beautiful World” is rendered quietly unrecognizable, while Minor Threat’s “In My Eyes” is given a wonderfully melodic, ultra-aggro treatment. The Rolling Stones’ “Street Fighting Man” takes on a techno vibe that’s unsettling and Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm” is also effectively modernized. Ultimately, Renegades is a must-have for its song selection, musical execution, and the unhappy fact that it’s likely the ultimate offering from one of rock’s most musically and politically relevant lineups. –Katherine Turman
If you don’t already know, this album is all Rage remakes of songs by other groups. I find 7/12 of the remakes seem to have that Rage edge that you’ve come to expect from something sung by de la Rocha. The remaining 5 songs fall a little flat for me. My favorites are:Track 1 Microphone Fiend (original artist Eric B. & Rakim)Track 2 Pistol Grip Pump (original artist Volume 10)Track 4 Renegades of Funk (original artist Afrika Bambaataa)Track 6 I’m Housin’ (original artist EPMD)Track 8 How I Could Just Kill A Man (original artist Cypress Hill)Track 9 The Ghost of Tom Joad (original artist Bruce Springsteen)Track 12 Maggie’s Farm (original artist Bob Dylan) -Read Reviews-