Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rage Against The Machine - Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium|
Actors: Rage Against the Machine, Zack De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Tim Bob Commerford
Directors: Peter Christopherson, Jeff Richter, Harri Kristin
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Sony Music Release Date: 11/25/2003
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Strong Performances = Great DVD
D. R. Jeanclerc | Brunswick, OH USA | 01/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD captures Rage's final concert performance in 2000. The event was laid down on film, not video, so it's got a professional vs. a made-for-Canadian-TV look. Unfortunately, however, the editing includes too many cut shots with effects (slo-mo, drop-frame, etc) that takes away from the overall package. I would have preferred a straight-forward, almost documentary style for a performance this strong - there's no need to hype it up like a music video. The straightforward look is on display for the bonus material of the performance outside 2000's Democratic National Convention in LA; plus, this may be an even better musical performance than the Canadian show. Both performance are as tight and energetic as you'd expect. They both also highlight the contrast between the heavy rock of Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk vs. the hip-hop lyricism and delivery of Zach de la Rocha. I don't believe that any of them will ever equal Rage while working on their individual side projects (i.e. the valium pill that was Audioslave). One constant irritation was that both shows would have benefitted from unplugging the mic in front of Commerford - stick to the bass, my man. Also, the obvious opportunity for an unforgettable audience participation moment during "Killing in the Name" went surprisingly flat - come on, don't you people know the words?Overall, a pair of great performance packaged together at a super-cheap price. Highly recommended for the Rage completist or anyone interested in seeing what they're all about. Finally, the liner notes contain contact information for a number of political action groups that they support - no matter what you think of their politics, you've got to admire that they've apparently done their homework and are challenging the listener to do the same."
Goodbye energy, goodbye soul
flip sasser | DENVER, CO United States | 01/29/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As one of the many people who had the honor of seeing RATM perform in their prime, I can tell you right now that this isn't anywhere close to what they used to be capable of.I bought the CD because ... well, I had to. It's Rage. But it sucks.I'm a big fan, too, so that's hard for me to come out and say, but hey, you can't ignore the facts. The problem with this album is that it's clear their hearts are no longer in it. This isn't a bang; it's a whimper.I can go into a track-by-track analysis, but I'm not going to waste your time.
If you're looking for Rage in their prime, with all the energy and nerve they once posessed, check out the bootleg live album. If you're just a fan, pick this up I guess, but there's really nothing new on it."
A must buy!
Randy E. Wheeler | Los Angeles, Ca USA | 11/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i was at this concert and it was the best i've ever been to! the energy of the band and audience mixed with the amazing sound quality inside the grand olympic auditorium is gonna make for a great dvd. there were so many cameras in there, i know there is going to be alot of great angles. this was rage's last concert, and it really captures the electricity of their amazing live show"
Bonus features are great
Freedom, Liberty, and Justice for a | Seattle, Washington USA | 10/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best part of the DVD in my opinion is found in the bonus material, the concert in front of the 2000 Democratic National Convention. It is awesome! It shows the meaning of Rage Against the Machine. Get the DVD and go straight to the bonus material!"