Renegades is the fourth and most recent studio album by American rock band Rage Against the Machine (RATM), released on December 5, 2000, by Epic Records, almost two months after their first breakup. The album consists of covers of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Afrika Bambaataa, Minor Threat, Eric B. & Rakim, The Stooges, MC5, The Rolling Stones, Cypress Hill, Devo, and others.
Renegades is a concept album that explores themes of political and social injustice. The album's title track, "Renegades of Funk", is a cover of a song by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force. The song is a call to arms for those who are willing to fight for change.
Other notable tracks on the album include "Kick Out the Jams" by MC5, "Maggie's Farm" by Bob Dylan, and "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine.
Renegades was a critical and commercial success. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2001.
Renegades is considered to be one of the most important albums of the 2000s. It helped to revive interest in political rock music and inspired a new generation of activists.
|Original Release: 2000.|
|Catalog No: EK85369.|
|Type: Jewel Case.|
|Additional: Explicit Version.|