Brass Against The Machine
June 22, 2018 8:45 PM   Subscribe

Wake Up from Brass Against
posted by latkes (14 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
posted by Fizz at 8:46 PM on June 22, 2018

Cult of Personality
posted by latkes at 8:53 PM on June 22, 2018 [4 favorites]

Dayamn. She does a helluva Zack.

Thank you, this is great.
posted by armoir from antproof case at 9:23 PM on June 22, 2018

Right now I wish I could find some old recordings of my brass quintet and jazz combo from when Rage released this album because we used to throw their shit into all kinds of inappropriate songs (Frosty the Snowman, Scrapple the Apple, and OTHERS)... no formal arrangements, just... we started playing it, made it work, and just kept doing it because playing Rage Against the Machine is fun, but what is more fun is when you make a bunch of little old ladies at a nursing home think they are getting Just a Closer Walk, then sliding into Killing in the Name of and then sliding back into JaCW before they can place the tune. And a French Horn and a Trombone figuring out counter melodies for Bomb Track is fun.

In other words... this brings back memories. They sound great - and you can do this with as few as 5 people and no vocals.
posted by Nanukthedog at 9:28 PM on June 22, 2018 [6 favorites]

This is good. But then I like anything with a tuba. Some woman kept yelling though and it made it a little hard to hear all that low brass.
posted by charlesminus at 10:16 PM on June 22, 2018

Thanks, I needed that, really I did. And Nanukthedog .. you need to get the band back together and get back to playing Rage at nursing homes, and maybe some NWA
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 10:17 PM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]

Her Zack is amazing.

I watched this video of a guy listening to RATM for the first time just last month. It's just so timeless, it could have been written yesterday. The depressing part is that you can believe it was written yesterday because the lyrics are still applicable 25 years later.

The brass works surprising well with this. I remember reading the liner notes, where it says all the sounds are made by guitar, drums, bass and vocals. 'All live, never on a floppy disk', like some kind of purity. At which I said BULLSHIT because you can't make a guitar do that. I was only really convinced when I saw them live. I wouldn't be surprised if at the end of the video Tom steps out from behind a curtain with his guitar saying 'Just kidding! That was all me!'
posted by adept256 at 10:31 PM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]

you need to get the band back together and get back to playing Rage at nursing homes, and maybe some NWA.

Those old folks sure do love the classics. Honestly, there will be people who moshed to RATM who're getting to that age.
posted by adept256 at 10:34 PM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

If I get to that ripe age, I'll be saying "Estaba pensando sobreviviendo
Con mi sister en New Jersey"
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 11:14 PM on June 22, 2018

I dig this. A lot.
posted by greermahoney at 12:55 AM on June 23, 2018

I swore I'd never date another musician, but sliver goggles person? Yeah.
posted by poe at 1:13 AM on June 23, 2018 [2 favorites]

OMG! That is wonderful! Perfect for 05:30!
Thanks for posting this!
posted by james33 at 2:50 AM on June 23, 2018

At around the 5 minute mark, all of the hair on my arms stood straight up. That was some very exciting listening!
posted by merriment at 8:33 AM on June 23, 2018

This. Is. Brilliant.

Also my Boyf is slap dab in the middle of the venn diagram ffor people who'd appreciate this so now he is getting all their songs for christmas
posted by Faintdreams at 11:45 AM on June 23, 2018 [1 favorite]

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