Music Zach de la Rocha and his new wanna-be Rage Against the Ma
So, I'm sitting here listening to the new single "Wild International". First I'll just show you what the bands profile says in it's "About Me" section...
“One Day As A Lion is both a warning delivered and a promise kept.”
“A defiant affirmation of the possibilities that exist in the space between kick and snare. It’s a sonic reflection of the visceral tension between a picturesque fabricated cultural landscape, and the brutal socioeconomic realities it attempts to mask. One Day As A Lion is a recorded interaction between Zack de la Rocha and Jon Theodore from Los Angeles, California.”
“The name taken from the infamous 1970 black and white, captured by legendary Chicano photographer George Rodriguez featuring a center framed tag on a white wall in an unspecified section of Boyle Heights. It reads: ‘It’s better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb.’ This record is a stripped down attempt to realize this sentiment in sound.”
Alright, now I'm not going to say that I could create this music, which isn't too bad, however, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE COULD HAVE MADE THIS!! The description in the about me section is beyond over dramatic. The music is nothing more than another Rage Against the Machine song, and nothing wrong with that. Rage was sweet.
For someone to say that this music is "a defiant affirmation" of anything but Rage Against the Machine is just someone sucking on de la Rocha's and the "anti system establishment" cock and the balls are flapping on their chin.
I'm only writing this angst filled bulletin because I was a fan of Rage and when I heard de la Rocha was quitting to pursue some sort of hip-hop or rap type musical styling, I shrugged and said "LAME! Rage is awesome!". So instead of him doing the rap thing, he finds another guy, Jon Theodore(who actually looks a lot like Tom Morello, the guitarist from Rage), to write music that sounds amazingly like what the next Rage Against the Machine single could have sounded like.
My final thought, Rage Against the Machine was sweet and I still dig their music. I don't think de la Rocha will ever be able to recapture the voice he had while he was the front man of Rage. The band was so big and had such an impact that nothing de la Rocha does will reach the amount of people that Rage did. If he wanted to continue to try and change the world, he should have stayed with Rage Against the Machine, at least it wouldn't have been some knock off band, One Day As A Lion...maybe Zach de la Rocha should try something like One Day Back As the Rage Against the Machine Front Man...cute title.