Rage Against The Machine ‎– Rage Against The Machine

Epic Associated ‎– Z 52959
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Bombtrack 4:04
A2 Killing In The Name 5:13
A3 Take The Power Back 5:36
A4 Settle For Nothing 4:47
A5 Bullet In The Head 4:46
B1 Know Your Enemy
Percussion [Trashcan] – Stephen PerkinsVocals [Additional] – Maynard James Keenan
B2 Wake Up 6:04
B3 Fistful Of Steel 5:30
B4 Township Rebellion 5:24
B5 Freedom 6:06

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©℗ 1992 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Manufactured and distributed by Epic, a division of Sony Music
Published by Sony Tunes-Rage (BMI)/Retribution Music (BMI).
Recorded at Sound City, Van Nuys, CA.
"Bullet In The Head" recorded at Industrial Recording, North Hollywood, CA.
Additional recording at Scream Studios, Studio City, CA.
Mixed at Qantum Studios, Jersey City, NJ.
Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC.

"Bullet In The Head" was recorded before ever playing live.
No samples, keyboards or synthesizers used in making of this recording.

Including a b&w printed dust sleeve with lyrics, credits and a photo
Parental advisory sticker attached to the sleeve
White sticker attached to the shrink

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7464 - 52959 -1 6
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC A): 074645295916
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): AL 52959
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): BL 52959
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout groove, hand-etched): AL-52959-1B² MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout groove, hand-etched): BL-52959-1B MASTERDISK
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88765411081 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine XX(LP, Album, Pic, RE, RM) Epic Associated, Legacy 88765411081 US 2012 Sell This Version
SMM 505064 2 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine(CD, Album, RP, Dig) Sony Music Media SMM 505064 2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
KPAMC-A 049 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine(Cass, Album, Unofficial) K.P.A. Records KPAMC-A 049 Russia 1992 Sell This Version
ZK 52959 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine(CD, Album, Club) Epic Associated ZK 52959 US 1992 Sell This Version
SRCS 6608 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine(CD, Album) Sony Records SRCS 6608 Japan 1993 Sell This Version


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January 27, 2018
Best recording I have in my collection, worth spending a premium to get a copy.


January 19, 2018
Zack's vocals are incredibly clear and crisp on my copy. I like it


January 15, 2018
From their amps to your speakers. "Bombtrack" sounds amazing on this LP.


December 9, 2017
Not much else to add to what's already been said here. This pressing brings the audio fury.


November 25, 2017
Amazing recording. 5/5 - you just have to hear it to believe it.


May 10, 2016

I feel very fortunate to own this original vinyl release. It might be the best of my collection.


April 28, 2016
Audiophiles rejoice, this is getting an SACD release mastered by Steve Hoffman to DSD directly from the original 1/2" 30ips analogue tape, releasing as a Hybrid SACD through Audio Fidelity.

MSRP will be US$29.99; we're finally get a digital version with little to no dynamic range compression (the original CD is very good but does have noticeable limiting) and those without SACD-playback capability can use the CD layer.


March 27, 2016
The Total Mindfuck!

Relentless is how I describe this album on the heels of grunge, Metallica's sellout and the final nail in the coffin for pop metal. From the 1-2-3 killer opening track 'Bombtrack' all the way to the last blast of 'Freedom', this album like no other changed the landscape of 90s music pushing it to the boiling point. Zack de la Rocha's angst- ridden words fueled by the heaviest rhythm section on the planet and ofcourse Tom Morello's genius axe attack make this the best debut album of all-time. If you are looking for the album that will make you punch your fist through a sheet of drywall then forget 'Kill Em All', forget 'Reign In Blood' and dig in to Rage's opus. Nothing comes close.


February 26, 2015

Tremendous recording. Music and sound quality.


September 16, 2013
edited 3 months ago

Perfection. This is THE album I show off my system with. There's a good reason Bob Ludwig said this was one of the best masters he ever produced.