Mixing heavy metal riffs with hip-hop grooves, along with the guitar wizardry of Tom Morello, Rage Against The Machine scored a direct hit with audiences who wanted politically substantive lyrics with their body slamming.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rage's debut album, the Deluxe Box includes two CDs containing the original album, remastered, with three bonus tracks of collectible b-sides from era, along with the original Rage Against The Machine demo tape. Recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at the merch table at early Rage shows, the tape achieved mythical word-of-mouth status amongst music fans while helping to seal the band's deal with Epic Records.
Two DVDs feature Rage's historic free concert in Finsbury Park on June 2010, performed as a thank-you to UK fans for making Killing In The Name the UK's No. 1 single during Christmas week 2009. In addition to other clips, there are live performance from 1991-1994 (along them, the full set of the band's first public performance.
XX includes new liner notes, penned especially for the band's 20th anniversary by longtime fan and hip-hop pioneer Chuck D.