Rage Against The Machine Don't Sample

100% Rage Against The Machine.

OK, so we're told we made a big mistake when we said, in a

news piece about the upcoming Rage Against The Machine album, that the group"

uses sampling and audio collage techniques to fashion a hard, heavy wall of

noise." According to the record company they record for, there are no samples

on either the new album, Evil Empire or the group's debut. Or course we

could debate what "sampling" means in this day and age. We might argue that

using a 24 track tape recorder to make an album, is, in fact, "sampling" the

artist's performance. But the point here is that the group creates their own

music and doesn't lift any bits and pieces from other albums. And we can

appreciate that. In any case, the album rocks. We like it.