Welcome to the first edition of the Video Vault. Consequence of Sound has teamed with Chicago’s iconic JBTV to bring you classic concert footage from over 30 years of tape preserved in the studio’s extensive collection. Many of these have never before been seen by the general public.
To kick off this collaboration, Rock it Out! Blog host Sami Jarroush and JBTV figurehead and founder Jerry Bryant have dug out a performance from Rage Against the Machine. The concert took place at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom on September 17th, 1996, and Bryant and his cameras were on hand to capture the entire sold-out show.
The below clip features the band’s aggressive and primal performance of “Bulls on Parade” from above the crowd, in the pit, and on the stage. Soundboard-quality audio, seamless editing, and a crowd without a single cell-phone in the air captures this piece of rock history as pristinely as possible.
Check it out: