George Mason’s Green Machine plays Rage against the Machine.

Hat tip Washington Post

Category: Music, Weekend

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5 Responses to “George Mason University Green Machine Marching Band Rages Against the Machine”

  1. dbunn says:

    Band-nerd-punks are always fun to watch as they headband with their clarinets.

  2. dbunn says:

    and of course this is immediately what came to mind:

  3. jd351 says:

    Food For Thought:

    The 2001 Clear Channel memorandum is a controversial document distributed by Clear Channel Communications shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks to the more than 1,200 radio stations they owned. The memo contained a long list of what the memo termed “lyrically questionable” songs.[1]

    During the time immediately after the attacks, many television and radio stations altered normal programming in response to the events, and the rumor spread that Clear Channel and its subsidiaries had established a list of songs with lyrics Clear Channel deemed “questionable” and that stations might not want to play after the attacks. The list was made public by the independent newsletter Hits Daily Double, which is not affiliated with Clear Channel.[2] did research on the subject and concluded that the list did exist as a suggestion for radio stations but noted that it was not an outright ban on the songs in question.[3]

    The list contains 165 songs, including all songs by Rage Against the Machine as well as certain songs recorded by multiple artists (for example “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan and the same song by Guns N’ Roses). In some cases, only certain versions of songs were included on the list. For example, the cover of “Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm is on the list while the original Michael Jackson recording is not. Similarly, J. Frank Wilson’s version of “Last Kiss” is included, but Pearl Jam’s cover is not. Slate published what it claimed was a copy of the list.

    Clear Channel denied the existence of such a list in a press release to a radio industry trade publication.[4]

  4. orvil tootenbacher says:

    with their song covered by the same school that houses the ridiculous ‘ayn rand insitute’, i am sure the morello and de la rocha (the guys who in RAM) are throwing up.

  5. mlbreit says:

    Now here’s some pedantry for you: those lyrics at the end are from “Killing in the Name Of” while the band is playing “Bulls On Parade.”