Outside Mexico's Citys Sports Pavilion hundreds of young Rage fans rattle metal fences and throw rocks at the increasingly nervous police. Inside, a seething crowd of 5,000 lucky ticket holders cram into the cavernous pavilion chanting anti-government slogans and pocking their middle fingers into the thick, sweaty air while waiting for Rage Against the Machine to storm the stage. One of the greatest live acts in music history, Rage only affirms that fact with this show. Whatever club, theater, arena, or stadium they are in, the opening of each Rage Against the Machine show always feels like a grenade has gone off. But this night it was if a truckfull of bombs blew up as the band tore into the opening salvo of 'Testify'. Fans cascade towards the stage like rippling waves stopping only to pogo up-and-down like jackhammers. Longtime supporters of various political causes in Mexico, Rage were performing for the very first time in Mexico City. The connection between the audience and the band is electric. From the early 'all hell can't stop is now' chant in 'Guerrilla Radio' to the blood-curdling screams in the finale of 'Freedom', there is an urgency at this show that is unrivaled. This is live rock and roll as it's ment to be heard: fierce, funky, uncompromising. This is Rage Against the Machine in their finest hour.
Tracklisting: - Testify - Guerrilla Radio - People of the Sun - Calm Like a Bomb - Sleep Now In the fire - Born of a Broken Man - Bombtrack - Know Your Enemy - No Shelter - War Within a Breath - Bulls on Parade - Killing in the Name - Zapata's Blood - Freedom