Renegades is the first cover album and fourth Studio album by Rage Against The Machine. It was released on December 5, 2000, afew months after the band broke-up. It contains covers of The Rolling Stones, DEVO, Cypress Hill, Bob Dylan, Afrika Bambaataa, and more. The album released two singles, "Renegades Of Funk", originally by Afrika Bambaataa, and "How I Could Just Kill A Man", originally by Cypress Hill.
The cover is a parody of the famous "Love" sculpter by Robert Indiana. Instead of saying LOVE, it reads RAGE. The cover came in a verity of different colors. The booklet contains a poem and has a picture of a dollar with "You Are Not A Slave" written on it.
The original versions of the songs ranged from Hip-Hop, Punk Rock, and simply Rock. The covers are in the musical stylings of Rage Against The Machine's, which is Rap-Metal, Funk Metal, Alternative Metal and Hard Rock.
|Track No.||Title||Original Artist||Length|
|1||"Microphone Fiend"||Eric B & Rakim||5:01|
|2||"Pistol Grip Pump"||Volume 10||3:18|
|3||"Kick Out The Jams"||MC5||3:11|
|4||"Renegades Of Funk"||Afrika Bambaataa||4:35|
|7||"In My Eyes"||Minor Threat||2:54|
|8||"How I Could Just Kill A Man"||Cypress Hill||4:04|
|9||"The Ghost Of Tom Joad"||Bruce Springsteen||5:38|
|10||"Down On The Street"||The Stooges||3:38|
|11||"Street Fighting Man"||The Rolling Stones||4:42|
|12||"Maggie's Farm"||Bob Dylan||6:54|
|13*||"Kick Out The Jams" (Live)||MC5||4:31|
|14*||"How I Could Just Kill A Man" (Live)||Cypress Hill||4:30|
Best Buy Bonus CDEdit
For a limited time, Best Buy sold a bonus Disc with the album that included the following:
Both of the songs would appear on the bands 2003 Live album Live At The Grand Olympic Auditorium. A live version of "Kick Out The Jams" would appear on the DVD version.
Cypress Hill approved of Rage's cover of "How I Could Just Kill A Man". They once actually played the song live with them. Infact, track 14 features two people from Cypress Hill.
- Zach De La Rocha - Vocals
- Tom Morello - Guitar
- Tim Commerford - Bass
- Brad Wilk - Drums