Rage Against The Machine Rocks the Cal State Quad in their First Public Performance on October 23, 1991

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It is a little blurry, but this footage is the first public performance of a band that would become a big deal a few years later, Rage Against the Machine. This was filmed at The Quad at Cal State Northridge in Northridge, CA on Oct. 23, 1991. They are pretty polished for a band doing their first public performance.

Here is the setlist courtesy of the video’s uploader, gabrielgmdm2:

1: Killing In The Name (Instrumental) @0:00
2: Take The Power Back @2:28
3: Autologic @8:40
4: Bullet In The Head @13:17
5: Hit The Deck @19:08
6: Township Rebellion 23:37
7: Darkness Of Greed @29:07
8: Clear The Lane @33:05
9: Clampdown @37:25
10: Know Your Enemy (alternate version) @41:13
11: Freedom @46:23

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