The politically charged lyrics of Rage Against The Machine made them controversial in the 90s, and yet despite all the controversy (or perhaps because of it) their second and third albums debuted at number one on the charts.
But before they forever changed alternative music with hits like Killing In The Name and Bombtrack they were just a bunch of young, hungry musicians with a new sound and a dream.
And, like many rockers before them, their musical journey started at Zed Records in Long Beach, California, where YouTuber CowProd captured their performance on March 29th, 1992 with this amazing two camera video:
almost 21  years ago i shot this footage of rage playing zed records. mostly been sitting on it for this long because i’m that lazy.
-Via Laughing Squid