A video of Rage Against the Machine’s first ever public performance has surfaced via YouTube, depicting the early encarnation of the band blasting through track’s such as “Killing in the Name,” “Bullet in the Head” and “Know Your Enemy.” Check out the full video after the jump.
RATM’s first-ever live show took place October 23, 1991 at The Quad at Cal State Northridge in Northridge, CA. The video shows a young, energetic band, with Zack de le Rocha spitting venom-fueled lyrics and guitarist Tom Morello exhibiting a notably emphatic performance.
It was shortly after this performance, in 1992, that RATM released their eponymous Epic Records debut. Many of the tracks from that album can be found on the setlist for their first show:
Killing In The Name (Instrumental)
Take The Power Back
Bullet In The Head
Hit The Deck
Darkness Of Greed
Clear The Lane
Know Your Enemy (alternate version)