Music Friday- Testify

I’m starting this series off with Rage Against the Machine: partly because I think they were one of our generation’s voices, and partly because there’s something terribly ironic about this video. This obviously wasn’t their most famous work, and I’d honestly forgotten about this video and the whole narrative it promotes until stumbling across it recently. That narrative quickly collapsed and ended up crumpled in a corner as a burgeoning change overtook our country in the years that followed it. I’m partly revisiting this now because it captures some essence of an inflection point in our generation’s history, in our nation’s history, that could be terribly important. But that’s a post for another time. For now, I’ll just leave it at this: this particularly video has perhaps been the most influential video of our generation, the MTV generation, and most of us have completely forgotten about it.


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