Make America Rage Again
June 6, 2016 6:05 PM   Subscribe

What do you get when you combine the lead vocalists for Public Enemy, Cypress Hill and Rage Against the Machine? Why, you get the brand new supergroup Prophets of Rage. And now with their inaugural show at Whisky A Go Go last week behind them, they've now announced a touring schedule. First stop? Cleveland, July 19th.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (121 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
Is the attempt at summoning a portal back to the 90s that we've all been hoping for?
posted by Artw at 6:11 PM on June 6, 2016 [20 favorites]


This is like the day in the back of the bus in third grade where we came up with the idea of putting all of our favorite action heroes in a movie and it being awesome.... thirty years later The expendables disappointed...

Now this is being done with music. the thing is, every single one of these guys is talented and creative and committed. this isn't fishing for a paycheck... So yeah, this is not the expendables... this is establishment anger unleashed.
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:15 PM on June 6, 2016 [4 favorites]


"YO TRUMP... THE PARTY'S OVER"

Surely this will stop Trump dead in his tracks.
posted by naju at 6:19 PM on June 6, 2016 [22 favorites]


Well, at least they're not going to the DNC this time.
posted by Punkey at 6:23 PM on June 6, 2016


I'm going to be in Cleveland for the convention, and I'm DYING to go to this.
posted by nevercalm at 6:41 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Whyyyyy is our summer shed so fucking far away from the city and why does anybody play there? It's miserable. I have this internal battle of Want To See The Thing vs. Want To Get Home Before 2 AM.

Still, I'm tempted.
posted by soren_lorensen at 6:42 PM on June 6, 2016


No Zack, don't care. And I have PE and Cypress Hill and RATM on cassette, and still sing the lyrics to all of them from time to time. Zack's voice is needed here, and it's pointless for me to go forward paying attention to this without him. I am so disappointed.
posted by cashman at 6:43 PM on June 6, 2016 [4 favorites]


So... You won't do what they tell you?
posted by Artw at 6:44 PM on June 6, 2016 [32 favorites]


their first stop was in greenpoint last night
posted by poffin boffin at 6:54 PM on June 6, 2016


So... You won't do what they tell you?

I don't believe the hype.
posted by cashman at 6:58 PM on June 6, 2016 [14 favorites]


You're just taking hits from the bong.
posted by Artw at 6:59 PM on June 6, 2016 [7 favorites]


If the video on their website is anything to go buy, this is a second-rate RATM cover band, even if it does feature 3/4 of the actual members of RATM. Hard pass.
posted by namewithoutwords at 7:06 PM on June 6, 2016 [4 favorites]


Is the attempt at summoning a portal back to the 90s that we've all been hoping for?

Needs more Bill Laswell. Only he has the key to the '90s.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:13 PM on June 6, 2016 [11 favorites]


'ELLO CLEVELAND
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:31 PM on June 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


No Zack, don't care. And I have PE and Cypress Hill and RATM on cassette, and still sing the lyrics to all of them from time to time. Zack's voice is needed here, and it's pointless for me to go forward paying attention to this without him. I am so disappointed.

You're looking at this all wrong. Chuck D has a new band.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 7:38 PM on June 6, 2016 [30 favorites]


this is a second-rate RATM cover band

great now I am going to lie awake thinking of names for RATM cover bands.
posted by thelonius at 7:40 PM on June 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


great now I am going to lie awake thinking of names for RATM cover bands.

Age and the Machine?
posted by nevercalm at 7:55 PM on June 6, 2016 [5 favorites]


Olds on Parade.
posted by resurrexit at 7:57 PM on June 6, 2016 [10 favorites]


Grammstein.
posted by Artw at 8:01 PM on June 6, 2016 [4 favorites]


Profits of Rage
posted by Existential Dread at 8:03 PM on June 6, 2016 [3 favorites]


House of Backpain.
posted by Artw at 8:07 PM on June 6, 2016 [34 favorites]


Also, the early-00s rock radio nostalgia tour could be something like Audiostank
posted by Existential Dread at 8:08 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


As near as I can recall the last time I went to a big concert it was RATM. It was in a 6000 seat basketball arena. New Orleans Lakefront Arena, which was built in 1985 or so. A modern steel concrete arena.

The audience jumping up and down and screaming were moving the building in a vibration that I swear was a good three feet in amplitude. I thought the damn building might fall down.
posted by bukvich at 8:11 PM on June 6, 2016


The Overthehill Gang :
"I said my hip, popped, a-poppity popped...
posted by quinndexter at 8:21 PM on June 6, 2016 [15 favorites]


Baking Pumpkins
posted by quinndexter at 8:24 PM on June 6, 2016 [5 favorites]


Oh, like we don't have enough to deal with already this summer here in Cleveland.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 8:24 PM on June 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


[HEADBANGBOUNCING INTENSIFIES]
posted by turbid dahlia at 8:34 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Take the Power Nap.
posted by retrograde at 8:38 PM on June 6, 2016 [18 favorites]


What do you get when you combine the lead vocalists for Public Enemy, Cypress Hill and Rage Against the Machine?
Is this like that show on the Discovery Channel where they give tigers scorpion tails and shit like that? Because this sounds really stupid.
posted by ZaphodB at 8:42 PM on June 6, 2016 [5 favorites]


Rage Eats at Dairy Queen
posted by gottabefunky at 8:49 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oddly enough I have seen both Public Enemy (ZooTV tour) and Rage Against The Machine (PopMart Tour) open for U2. And saw Street Sweeper Social Club open for Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction on the NIN/JA tour. I think any opportunity to see Tom Morello play guitar is something that should not be passed by. I might go see them in Sept when they hit the other side of my state. (What's 300 miles of travel for a good show?)
posted by hippybear at 8:50 PM on June 6, 2016


I don't think that anything comes close to the pop dissonance of Jimi Hendrix opening for the Monkees, unless it's the fact that one of the acts at Woodstock was Sha Na Na.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:59 PM on June 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


House of Backpain.

KMFDM-o-pectate
posted by GuyZero at 9:06 PM on June 6, 2016 [9 favorites]


I'd also suggest "Jane's Prescriptions" but that actually does sound kinda edgy.
posted by GuyZero at 9:08 PM on June 6, 2016 [13 favorites]


I saw RATM at Woodstock '99! They played right before Jewel!
posted by alex_skazat at 9:12 PM on June 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


A Cab for Cutie
posted by Artw at 9:14 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Age and the Machine?

Rage Against the Dying of the Light
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 9:15 PM on June 6, 2016 [8 favorites]


Oh, oh! "Age Against the Machine," like that "remove a letter from a TV show title" post the other day: over-the-hill rock stars and rappers leave their boring day jobs for One Last Tour to try and stop an evil real estate developer from stealing the presidency. Along the way they discover that their anti-"machine" message still resonates with today's youth, and on the tour bus they find... true friendship.
posted by Joey Buttafoucault at 9:17 PM on June 6, 2016 [8 favorites]


Wow, I'm surprised at the snark and the dissing of Chuck D.
posted by bongo_x at 9:59 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


+1 to wanting moar Morello riffs.

-1 to 2 moar yelling on top of it.
posted by CrowGoat at 9:59 PM on June 6, 2016


TBH Chuck D is the person here I'd be least concerned about being creatively spent/intrinsically tied to a particular decade.
posted by Artw at 10:12 PM on June 6, 2016 [5 favorites]


Dinosaur Snr.
Physiotherapy?
Ooh Ahh T.R.I.B.E. featuring Knees No More
posted by Artw at 10:17 PM on June 6, 2016 [4 favorites]


Corn
posted by Artw at 10:19 PM on June 6, 2016 [8 favorites]


I'd rather Chuck D. just tour on his own rather than be associated with some sure-to-disappoint super (?) group.
posted by MoonOrb at 10:28 PM on June 6, 2016 [3 favorites]


Red Hot Chilis Discount
posted by Artw at 10:36 PM on June 6, 2016 [6 favorites]


I remember people I knew in university during the mid-90s being annoyed by all the Boomer-era acts still touring at the time (and now!); they'd get pissed off when I told them that in 20 years it would be our bands' turn on the nostalgia circuit. Oh yes, our generation was going to be different for some reason.
posted by The Card Cheat at 10:38 PM on June 6, 2016 [7 favorites]


^^yup. All this stuff felt a little edgy to this then-pre-teen, then at some point in my twenties I realized that it could all be co-opted just like the Sex Pistols. Pushing forty, I now think everything sounds like a rip-off of something else, and am reminded of some old man telling me something similar in my youth, presumably before yelling at a cloud.
posted by aspersioncast at 10:57 PM on June 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


Pushing forty

Get off my lawn
posted by hippybear at 11:01 PM on June 6, 2016 [6 favorites]


I always thought Audioslave should have been called Rage Against The Garden.

And lay off Faith No More - they released an album last year that blows most bands half their age out of the water. I know America wanted them to make The Real Thing again 29 times but their best work came after.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 11:22 PM on June 6, 2016 [4 favorites]


Geezer
posted by quinndexter at 11:25 PM on June 6, 2016 [10 favorites]


The (Granny) Smiths
posted by quinndexter at 11:26 PM on June 6, 2016 [3 favorites]


I now think everything sounds like a rip-off of something else, and am reminded of some old man telling me something similar in my youth, presumably before yelling at a cloud.

It'll happen to youuuuu...
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:28 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Iggy Grandpa.
posted by quinndexter at 11:29 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Cassettehead
Age Of My Spleen
Queens of the Kidney Stone Age
posted by dbiedny at 11:48 PM on June 6, 2016 [3 favorites]


Morello, go home, you're drunk.
posted by corb at 12:04 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


911
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 12:33 AM on June 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


Spanner In The Works
Tool & Die
Sector Seven-G
posted by thelonius at 1:29 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Herniated L7
Sonic Middle-Age
The Notorious OAP
posted by billiebee at 2:09 AM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


The Strokes
posted by taz at 2:49 AM on June 7, 2016 [14 favorites]


The White Striped Pajamas.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:56 AM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Maybe the performers feel the same way as all of you but...they need the money?
posted by wenestvedt at 3:31 AM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


Dead Dead Kennedys
posted by Bugbread at 4:12 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


wenestvedt: "Maybe the performers feel the same way as all of you but...they need the money?"

Maybe?
posted by Bugbread at 4:12 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wheezer
posted by taz at 4:32 AM on June 7, 2016 [10 favorites]


Chuck D: I've been doing Pilates the past two years.

I am imagining a mildly sweaty Chuck D sipping a kale smoothie with a bunch of Stroller Strides moms in a Whole Foods and I was going to say I don't want this, but no, no, this is exactly what I want.
posted by middleclasstool at 5:11 AM on June 7, 2016 [8 favorites]


91 is a joke
posted by pyramid termite at 5:45 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Welcome to the oldfolkshome
posted by cmfletcher at 5:47 AM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Get Me Up
posted by octobersurprise at 5:50 AM on June 7, 2016 [9 favorites]


Profits of Rage
Someone I follow on snapchat was at their show at the Palladium and it sounded amazing. The proceeds from that show went to a charity that assists the homeless.

I wish they were coming to my neck of the woods. I went to Public Enemy's Gods of Hip Hop tour a few years ago and it was fantastic,
posted by missmerrymack at 5:51 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fuck You I Won't Do What My Financial Analyst Tells Me
posted by delfin at 5:51 AM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


By the Time I Get to the Active Senior Community Village in Arizona
posted by Ufez Jones at 6:03 AM on June 7, 2016 [5 favorites]


Counting Crowsfeet
Matlock 20
Spine Doctors
Bush
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 7:54 AM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


Guided by Hearing Aids
Built to Fall Over and I Can't Get Up
The Smouldering Lips
Yo Soy Viejo
The Old Pornographers
Wilco

Iggy Grandpa.

Surely it'd be Iggy Pop-Pop?
posted by thecaddy at 7:54 AM on June 7, 2016 [10 favorites]


The Inflamed Hips
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 8:04 AM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


The Gallstone Roses
posted by the painkiller at 8:27 AM on June 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


Oh.
Oh no.
posted by Theta States at 9:09 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Grandmother Love Bone
Nanna Surf
posted by cmfletcher at 9:14 AM on June 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


Sonic Elders
Yo La Tenia
posted by progosk at 9:48 AM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


I am imagining a mildly sweaty Chuck D sipping a kale smoothie with a bunch of Stroller Strides moms in a Whole Foods and I was going to say I don't want this, but no, no, this is exactly what I want.

Well this is like every kid-friendly Ice Cube movie, right?
posted by alex_skazat at 9:50 AM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Does he fight with a raccoon?
posted by Artw at 11:05 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


And I thought I had to open my Hasgtag Roundup app to see groan-worthy entries for the #MakeABandOld contest.
posted by I_Zimbra at 11:49 AM on June 7, 2016


Rush --> Hobble
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:01 PM on June 7, 2016


Sometimes I wonder if the Internet wasn't invented because someone got really mad they can't be seen not attending a concert.
posted by Dark Messiah at 12:48 PM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


I would totally go to this concert, I would just feel really old doing it.
posted by Artw at 12:59 PM on June 7, 2016


Senior Senior
Marcy Frontporch
The Depends Milkmen
The Soup Drinkers
They Might've Been Giants
posted by psoas at 3:24 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Along the way they discover that their anti-"machine" message still resonates with today's youth, and on the tour bus they find...

...love.
posted by not that girl at 4:25 PM on June 7, 2016


Medical Bills On Parade
posted by krinklyfig at 4:43 PM on June 7, 2016


Nickelbackache
posted by billiebee at 4:46 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Nappy Mondays
posted by billiebee at 4:48 PM on June 7, 2016


Dinosaur Sr.
posted by MoonOrb at 5:53 PM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Old Lampin' with Flavor
posted by MoonOrb at 6:33 PM on June 7, 2016


Yo! Gum rush the show!
posted by MoonOrb at 6:41 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Old Order
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 7:01 PM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Gums and Rosebuds
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 7:02 PM on June 7, 2016


The Salt-and-Pepper Crowes

Great-Uncle Tupelo

Blink-111,182
posted by Lyme Drop at 9:14 PM on June 7, 2016


Pearl Jam (No Sugar Added)
Really Old '97s
posted by contraption at 9:50 PM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Deaftones
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:24 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


The Offspring (Still Live With Us Because They Can't Afford Their Own Place)
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:25 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


The ageist lulz aren't improved by being drawn thin.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:46 PM on June 7, 2016


They're coming to my town and I just bought tickets for me and my 17-yr old and, yeah, I'm gonna feel old but mostly I'm gonna feel like I don't give a fuck what you think.

no matter how hard you try you can't stop us now
posted by blessedlyndie at 1:31 AM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


mostly I'm gonna feel like I don't give a fuck what you think.

I find when it comes to music, this is the best attitude to adopt in any setting.
posted by hippybear at 1:49 AM on June 8, 2016


Y'all some funny MF's.
(really, I love the sense of good natured humor here)
That's why Ima let this ageist stuff slide.

but...

One day, (barring genetic or environmental causes) You will be this age too.
So your conry riffing cannot diminish the promised FUN of this group.

What blessedlyndie said.
posted by djrock3k at 6:22 AM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Aug 21
Mansfield, MA
Xfinity Center

Aug 23
Harford, CT
The Xfinity Theatre

Does Comcast just own everything at this point?
posted by prepmonkey at 10:28 AM on June 8, 2016


I will someday be that age. And when I am, I hope I'm not as embarrassing and "how do you do, fellow kids" as The Prophets of Rage are.
posted by naju at 12:31 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


One day, (barring genetic or environmental causes) You will be this age too.

I find this thread hilarious, and I'm about two years younger than B-Real (also Zach de la Rocha, seeing as people are riffing on Rage more generally). Chuck D is is the only one in the band who's more than about 5 years older than me - any agist jokes in here are at my expense as much as anyone else's.
posted by Pink Frost at 1:26 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Nine Inch Ears.
posted by The Artful Codger at 1:51 PM on June 8, 2016 [4 favorites]


One day, (barring genetic or environmental causes) You will be this age too.

We have a saying in my family, brought out at birthdays and whenever someone is complaining about getting older: "Well, it sure as hell beats the alternative!"
posted by thecaddy at 3:39 PM on June 8, 2016


One day, (barring genetic or environmental causes) You will be this age too.

'This age'? Dude, I'm 34 and I have been listening to the House of Backpain's albums for some time. The Deaftones too, although I couldn't hear much of it.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 3:42 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm totally this age, are there people in here who were born after the early 80's? Where are their parents?
posted by contraption at 3:43 PM on June 8, 2016 [4 favorites]


My teenage daughter would be totally up for seeing these guys live but she's an odd child who also lobbies to go see Morrissey. de la Rocha is less than a year older than me and old age jokes aside, mad respect that he can still tour like this. But one bad cheese platter from the local caterer and they'll totally be KMFDM-o-pectate.
posted by GuyZero at 3:57 PM on June 8, 2016


I saw Bjork on the weekend. She is 50, and she still rocks like she did when she was in her 20s, except her weirdness is far, far deeper, multifaceted and more subtle now. And damned if she doesn't still look 25.

It was also the most eclectic crowd I ever saw - 20 year old club kids, 35 year olds that listened to Bjork when they were 20 year old club kids, 60 year old avante garde art aficionados... all in the same room, rocking out to the same music.

When it comes to music, age 'aint nothing but a number.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:31 PM on June 8, 2016 [4 favorites]


We can't all live on sunlight and glitter.
posted by Artw at 6:11 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Geriatric Radio
posted by obscure simpsons reference at 7:07 PM on June 8, 2016


Temple of the Doggie Bag
posted by wabbittwax at 6:19 AM on June 9, 2016


Better Homes and Soundgardens
posted by wabbittwax at 6:21 AM on June 9, 2016 [4 favorites]


prepmonkey: Does Comcast just own everything at this point?

Nah, just the naming rights, along with Verizon Wireless (Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA), Sleep Train (Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA), Gexa Energy (Pavilion, Dallas, TX), Sunlight Supply (Amphitheatre, Ridgefield, WA).

The first name that caught my eyes was Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, which exists in both Tinley Park, IL and St. Louis, MO (but there are at least two more locations in the US).

The fact that they're playing these venues + selling through Ticket Master makes me think their rage is just as impotent as ever. Nostalgia bummer.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:59 AM on June 9, 2016


Alice in Chains -> Alice in Support Hose
Screaming Trees -> Screaming at the Trees to get off my Lawn
Spice Girls -> Spice Grandmas
Tool -> Tool Shed
No Doubt -> Doubt from early onset Alzheimers
Blind Melon -> Blind Melon with a Handicap Placard
Boyz II Men -> Men II Grandpaz
Sonic Youth -> Sonic Adults
Beastie Boys -> Beastie Grandpas
Live -> Dead
The Mighty Mighty Bostones -> The Hypocalcemic Bostones
Archers of Loaf -> Archers of Meatloaf Special
At the Drive-In -> At the 3D Megacomplex
Cake -> Pudding
Silverchair -> Wheelchair
Destiny's Child -> Beyonce
Jimmy Eat World -> Hypoglycemic Jimmy
New Found Glory -> Rehab
Sugar Ray -> Diabetes Stage II Ray
The Future Sound of London -> Hearing Aids in London
Art of Noise -> Cochlear Implants
Pet Shop Boys -> Dog Grooming Service
posted by Nanukthedog at 8:12 AM on June 9, 2016


The Spine Doctors
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 7:52 AM on June 10, 2016


I'm concerned that some of these might fall outside of the correct 90s alternative milleu.

Oh, you say, but does Public Enemy itself not fall outside of the 90s, being a going concern long before many of these people learned the joy of shouting over a big crunchy beat heavy noise?

Well, I say... It was grandfathered in.
posted by Artw at 7:56 AM on June 10, 2016


Throwing Muesli
posted by sourwookie at 6:52 AM on June 12, 2016 [2 favorites]


Third Eye Glaucoma.
posted by onehalfjunco at 12:19 PM on June 13, 2016


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