Tom Sinclair
December 26, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

Rage Against the Machine

Current Status
In Season
Sony Music

We gave it a B

Armchair headbangers rejoice: This concert tape of American and European dates (with all of the band’s videos appended) lets you experience RATM’s galvanic rap-metal fusion without suffering the indignities of a mosh pit. Kicking off with a revamp of Bruce Springsteen’s ”The Ghost of Tom Joad,” the band storms through several of its most popular songs (”Bulls on Parade,” ”People of the Sun”). The only downside is frontman Zack de la Rocha’s political commentary; he’s far more convining shouting ”F— you. I won’t do what you tell me” than reciting poetry about Zapatista rebels.

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