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One of the most successful rock bands of the 1990's. They defined the nu-metal genre, with an invigorating blend of rap and rock.

Now, to the downside: RATM was signed to the "evil empire": Epic Records -- the RIAA lawsuit wielding, spyware cd distributing crooks they rail against in their songs, making them millionaires in the process - how's that for irony?

They also introduced the worst fad in decades: "Che Guevara" t-shirts. The man spend his life fighting against capitalism, and little teenage punks buy overpriced t-shirts with his name on it because they associate his image with "rebellion" or "standing up for the people," when they haven't read one history book on his life.

Ignorant RATM fans can downvote this all they'd like, but they still have true fans, like myself, who enjoy their music and their overall goal of raising youth's interest in politics, but realize that they're just as backwards as every other corporate whore band.
Dumb Rage against the Machine fan: Dude, why are you hating on them, man? They're totally not corporate whores!

Me: Can you not see that "EPIC Records" logo on the CD, tard? Epic Records has also signed Jennifer Lopez and Celine Dion...how's that "raging" against the machine?
by Che spinning in his grave June 15, 2009
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A band that while had talent, were a quartet of the biggest hypocrites in the music industry ever seen. These clowns hated capitalism and raged against the machine, but failed to notice they were signed to a major label, which is the machine, and were filthy rich, which is how capitalism works. They were activists, but as we know, thats the greatest way to market to the idiot fans who think they are oppressed when they live in the suburbs.
Rage Against the Machine stole your money and laughed all the way to the bank.
by Unholy Holy January 11, 2011
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Politically charged rap/rock band from the 1990's. Known best for their leftist/radical political views. Often considered hypocrites due to appearing many times on MTV and selling millions of albums on a major record label.
by nameface August 08, 2003
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A Karl Marx-inspired band formed in the early 90's, broke apart sometime in the year 2000. One of the most succesful political modern rock bands, and progenitors of the 'rap-rock' movement. Some of their music videos were directed by controversial filmmaker Michael Moore. Credibility is sometimes challenged, however. Tom Morello, guitarist of the band, claims to be a Marxist advocate but owns a number of expensive Cadillac automobiles at his LA home.
Self-titled, Evil Empire, Battle of Los Angeles
by SleeperInTheFire March 22, 2005
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After reading the definitions here, the most overrated fucking band ever. Or at least in the top 10 overrated of the 90s.

Stupid ass lyrics, criminally overrated dumbass guitar player (make a bunch of noise and get praised!), and just generally nauseating.

Absolutely NOT A METAL BAND. What the fuck is wrong with you people?
Rage Against the Machine are a group of overrated pseudorevolutionary turds.
by Galileo Humpkins January 29, 2008
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Rage Against The Machine, the worst rock band ever that ruined Christmas only because they think that we dont really like X Factor winners and we are brainwashed.
I was getting bored of X Factor winners getting Christmas number 1 but really couldnt they have picked something nicer?

RATM, a rockband hardly anyone has ever heard of until late 2009, they are angry losers who shout and swear and sing about killing in their only really known song "Killing in the name" I think most people probably believe they where just a one hit wonder.

To all the people that gives this thumbs down are just miserable losers that like Rage.
Rage Against The Machine.

Real music fan: How could something so miserable win Christmas number 1.
Rage fan: Because it rockz, I just love music full of screaming, swearing and death.
Real music fan: sorry but ill just stick to pop as its not miserable, as the world already is miserable.
by Happy Music Fan March 24, 2011
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Millionares who became rich by telling us all how much they hated capitalism.
Many of their fans fail to realise that the band and its record label are a big part of the very 'machine' they claim to be 'raging against'.
See hypocrite or Michael Moore.
I will admit that their songs are good though.
by JesusWritesPunkSongs January 23, 2005
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