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Video: Rage Against the Machine’s debut live performance

on August 01, 2011, 3:52pm

Yesterday, Rage Against the Machine stormed L.A. Rising for a triumphant performance that could possibly be their last live show. But before all that ever went down, the band had to start somewhere; in this case, that somewhere was The Quad at Cal State Northridge. Presented above is the band’s near-hour-long first public show from October 23rd, 1991 (with full setlist below.) No matter what the future may hold, one thing is certain: rough edges aside, they were ragin’ from the very start.

Thanks to YouTube user RacingAccidents2 for the video support.

Rage Against The Machine – October 23rd, 1991 Setlist:
01. Killing In The Name (Instrumental)
02. Take The Power Back
03. Autologic
04. Bullet In The Head
05. Hit The Deck
06. Township Rebellion
07. Darkness Of Greed
08. Clear The Lane
09. Clampdown
10. Know Your Enemy (alternate version)
11. Freedom