Evil Empire (album)

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Evil Empire is the second album by Rage Against the Machine. It was released on April 15, 1996, almost four years after the band's first, self-titled album.

The album's title draws on a label, "evil empire" used by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and many Western conservatives in describing the former Soviet Union.

Evil Empire debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "People of the Sun" - 2:30
  2. "Bulls on Parade" - 3:51
  3. "Vietnow" - 4:39
  4. "Revolver" - 5:30
  5. "Snake Charmer" - 3:55
  6. "Tire Me" - 3:00
  7. "Down Rodeo" - 5:20
  8. "Without a Face" - 3:36
  9. "Wind Below" - 5:50
  10. "Roll Right" - 4:22
  11. "Year of tha Boomerang" - 3:59

Personnel

  • Rage Against the Machine - Producer, Art Direction
  • Zack de la Rocha - Vocals, Lyricist
  • Tom Morello - Guitar
  • Tim Commerford - Bass
  • Brad Wilk - Drums
  • Nick DiDia - Engineer, Recording Technician
  • Clay Harper - Assistant Engineer
  • Lisa Johnson - Photography
  • Paul Kosky - Recording Technician
  • Bob Ludwig - Mastering
  • Brendan O'Brien - Producer
  • Andy Wallace - Mixing
  • Caram Costanzo - Second Engineer
  • Dave Rat - Recording Technician

Chart positions

Album

1996     Evil Empire           The Billboard 200          No. 1

Singles

1996     Bulls On Parade       Mainstream Rock Tracks     No. 36
1996     Bulls On Parade       Modern Rock Tracks         No. 11

Awards

1996     Tire Me               Best Metal Performance Grammy Award

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