Friday, February 03, 2006

ZDLR Update


I miss Zack De La Rocha. I really do. I miss him even more than missing Rage against the Machine. Well, actually, missing RATM will be missing Zack, and vice versa, I believe, since most (= not all) of the band's power was based on his strong essence and intransigent style.

While I was sleeping, or reading some newspapers and making paper dolls, Zack has recorded two solo songs since his departure with RATM. The first one, March Of Death, was mixed by DJ Shadow, and is a killer funky-hip hop track that makes you put it on an endless loop. The second, We Want it All, was featured on Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" soundtrack, and produced by Trent Reznor of NIN. The song sounds like your usual crazed rap/rock combo. It's not RATM, though, after all, Morello is not there. Moore also worked with RATM in the past, and fits well the general agenda of the anti-war protest.

Rumors, rumors, rumors... Zack stated a few years ago that he holds a full album ready to be published, yet we got nothing. Another rumor is that an album, also produced in full by Trent Reznor, is waiting on the line. I also heard that he had turned down a request by the almighty BAD BRAINS to become their lead singer, instead of HR. Out of pure respect to the last, I'm happy Zack is not going to be involved in this, if it was ever true.

Lately Zack has been doing some shows with a band called Son de Madera, and together they made an interesting mix of traditional Mexican folk music with his hip-hop delivering. I sure hope that some of these shows will make it to an official recording, because it sounds so fresh and unique.

A SHORT CLIP OF ZDLR WITH SON DE MADERE Oct. 7 2005




UPDATE :
February 14th, 2006

More ZDLR & Son De Madera full-videos (streaming):

(1) La Guanabana

(2) Flames

(3) Antonio

(4) Anirtak

(5) On Soto (beautiful!)

You can download these videos + more ZDLR/RATM rarities @ Guerrillaradio.net .

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, February 07, 2006 10:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing! It sounds great! What else to say...

 
At Tuesday, April 04, 2006 10:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats the name of that song ?

 

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