In 2009 there was an organised campaign to get Rage Against The Machine’s 1992 single ‘Killing In The Name’ to the top of the charts ahead of the usual annual X Factor release to become Christmas Number One.
This was an extremely successful and well run campaign which not only succeeded but gave all the profits from selling the single to the homeless charity Shelter. As a thank you, RATM played a free gig in Finsbury Park, London that following summer. Of course, I just had to be there and unbelievably it is already two years ago past in June, since they played the free concert.
The band have been very quiet ever since that summer, but are about to release the 20th Anniversary Edition of their self-titled debut album. There are many goodies on this release which we will review in full once we have it. However ahead of this the band have issued a video clip included in the deluxe edition which just happens to be ‘Know Your Enemy’ live from the famous 2010 Finsbury Park celebration concert.
I’ve since discovered that the full concert is on the release which is fantastic news as I’ll own a permanent reminder of what was a fantastic day in the sun for me and a very good mate.
To watch the clip just click here.