RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. A CAT Club presentation.
August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£10
The CAT presents a long playing vinyl record.
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE – the eponymous debut album.
Probably the first album to successfully merge the seemingly disparate sounds of rap and heavy metal, Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut was groundbreaking enough when released in 1992, but many would argue that it has yet to be surpassed in terms of influence and sheer brilliance — though countless bands have certainly tried. This is probably because the uniquely combustible creative relationship between guitar wizard Tom Morello and literate rebel vocalist Zack de la Rocha could only burn this bright, this once. While the former’s roots in ’80s heavy metal shredding gave rise to an inimitable array of six-string acrobatics and rhythmic special effects (few of which anyone else has managed to replicate), the latter delivered meaningful rhymes with an emotionally charged conviction that suburban white boys of the ensuing nu-metal generation could never hope to touch.
PRESENTED BY JON MORTER
Jon is best known for his gatecrashing of the music industry with his phenomenal ‘Rage Against The X Factor’ campaign, sweeping Rap/Metal band Rage Against The Machine into the sought after UK Christmas No.1 spot, and £160,000 raised for charity. A Guinness record for downloads was broken plus Facebook gave him his own personal member of staff to assist with the 1.6 million group members he had amassed in just 4 weeks. This success opened the door for Jon to work on campaigns for some big artists in the industry including Nirvana, Sex Pistols, Rod Stewart, David Essex, a No.1 album for The Rolling Stones, Rik Mayall’s 2010 World Cup single (which incidentally Jon campaigned for again after Rik’s death making the UK No.7 in 2014), Eagles of Death Metal, Wham’s return to No.2 in 2017, and the 2012 Christmas No.1 campaign for The Justice Collective.
Jon has also gained notoriety within the Social Media community for creating the ‘Condescending Corporate Brand’, a fake company (referred to as the ‘Spinal Tap’ of Social Media) that only exists within Facebook and Twitter cheekily lampooning large companies trying to ‘do’ social media, yet seem to get it spectacularly wrong. To date this ‘company’ has caused riotous debate, resignations, offers of purchase from foreign shores, walkouts, outed brands using fake followers, and given Jon the title of “Social Media Hellraiser” by FastCompany and the New York Times.