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Music Single : Rage Against The Machine – Maggie’s Farm

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Man do I like this version of Bob’s song. Rage gives it the against the machine treatment. There are bands that bring energy and passion to their music but none more that these guys. I did another cover they did (Tom Joad) and they bring the same passion to Maggie’s Farm and totally catch the vibe. They play it like they mean it

I like all kinds of music but I do like it loud and aggressive like it’s done here by Rage. It tells me I’m not getting too old and soft to still enjoy this kinda stuff. I don’t have to force myself to like this sound it’s there no problem. I wonder what Dylan’s folk followers think of this one? Oh yeah I love the bass and drum combo of Commerford and Wilk. Zack and Tom just finish it off. What a band.

This is one song off a really good album (Renegades). Check it out.

“Well he puts his cigar out in your face just for kicks”

‘Everybody says she’s the brains behind Pa”

84 comments on “Music Single : Rage Against The Machine – Maggie’s Farm

  1. Aphoristical
    May 16, 2021

    That photo is great! I like this band but can generally only handle a couple of tracks at a time. I used to have the covers album and Maggie’s Farm was one of my favourite tracks.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 16, 2021

      I get a crave for their music. I have a pretty wide range of listens and this band hits the spot when I feel it. The covers album (Mine is missing) is a good one. Love their take on this cut.

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  2. Yeah, Another Blogger
    May 16, 2021

    I was groggy. This woke me up!

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  3. deKE
    May 16, 2021

    Some serious Sunday am action around CB’s neck of the woods lol

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  4. Jim S.
    May 16, 2021

    Bitchin! I wasn’t into Rage when they were around but they grew on me. They always sound like they’re pissed off.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 16, 2021

      They do have an aggressive edge. They’re just pissed off at Maggie and her people. I could see Bob on stage strumming with this one. Maybe cracking half a smile.

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      • Jim S.
        May 16, 2021

        His face would crack if he ever smiled.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 17, 2021

        He cracked one back in 76. Remember in the Last Waltz when they rocked out on ‘Baby Let Me Follow You Down’.

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      • Jim S.
        May 17, 2021

        That’s right. I wrote it in my diary thusly: “Zimmerman smiles.”

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      • Jim S.
        May 18, 2021

        I’ll have to watch that again. Great flick.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 18, 2021

        Probably watched that film more than any other.

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  5. Good choice CB! I had heard of this band but never heard their music, so this is new to me…

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  6. msjadeli
    May 16, 2021

    They take the time to bring the meaning of the song into focus. Sounds really good.

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  7. hotfox63
    May 17, 2021

    Interesting version. So comes the good old Dylan to a late hardcore honor.

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  8. Nice selection CB. Love a bit of RAtM

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  9. EclecticMusicLover
    May 17, 2021

    I didn’t care for RATM back then, but like Jim S, I’ve since come to appreciate their music. Sometimes we just need to hear a bit of aggressive music that kicks some ass!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 17, 2021

      Totally get it. I have been like that with a few musicians/bands. Neil Young was one. Totally agree on the last sentence. It’s funny, if Ive been away from home for awhile, when I get back I really dig that kind of music.
      (I was over to your site last week. Didnt drop a comment but will be back again later)

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  10. J.
    May 17, 2021

    I’ll be honest, CB… this is one I haven’t heard in the longest time. I was a big fan back when I was a youngster… kicking against the pricks while listening to them at full volume. Good times. Anyhoo, I never clicked with Renegades for one reason or another, but hearing this now I’m thinking maybe I was maybe I’ll need to dig out the CD tomorrow.

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  11. keepsmealive
    May 18, 2021

    They make every song their own. Great shout!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 18, 2021

      Yes they do for sure.
      (I cant find my ‘Renegades” anywhere. You know how nuts that makes a guy. I have a take coming up on finding “The Lost Album”)

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      • keepsmealive
        May 18, 2021

        Can’t find it? That’s maddening. It’s gotta be there somewhere, maybe yer young ‘un borrowed it?

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 18, 2021

        Didnt want to throw the two rascals under the bus but I have a feeling you might be right.

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      • keepsmealive
        May 19, 2021

        Well, I mean, can you blame them? Basically, it’s parenting correclty when they wanna hear this stuff.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 19, 2021

        You’re right. Total fluke that they tuned into some of my music.

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      • keepsmealive
        May 19, 2021

        Not a fluke Proper parenting!

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 19, 2021

        Cant complain. They are a source of lots of music for me plus a bunch of other great stuff. I think you know
        (You must be jonesing waiting for the puck to drop between the Buds and the Habs?)

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      • keepsmealive
        May 20, 2021

        I have been impatient waiting for the Leafs game, it’s true. The Oilers/Jets game last night tided me over though.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 20, 2021

        It’s like hockey overload. Ive been tuning in here and there (Keeping an eye on the Jays at the same time). Boston and the Caps are doing it big time. All the series are. Just so much my brain can take. Being a Leafs guy at least your focused on one team for the most part. Ill tune in today for sure.
        I have one thought. Do the Canucks brain trust watch these games because they are no where near that caliber except in goal.

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      • keepsmealive
        May 20, 2021

        Heck no, I’m focussed on them all, I watch what I can of any of it. I am a Leaf fan, sure, but I’ve been all over everything about this whole season.

        The Canucks have some (coughcough a lot of) work to do. ‘The Hockey Guy’ on YT had some great stuff to say about all that, he’s a Canucks fan.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 20, 2021

        Im a hockey fan so I would be interested on another take other than the local people who kind of dance around. Im not about getting nasty but the team is a long ways away from being in the same league as the top guns.
        YT? Where would I find that take Books?
        4 hours and counting. We will see how things shake out. Interesting as heck.

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      • keepsmealive
        May 20, 2021

        Just look up The Hockey Guy on YT, he’s made a ton of videos about Vancouver. He also talks about them in every game review, and often in his news of the day videos. It’s a cumulative thing. I subbed his channel ages ago, love it. He likes all teams, though he cheers for Vancouver, Boston and Dallas (I know) he never lets that get in the way of what actually happened. His channel os my first source for hockey news. He’s in Abbotsford.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 20, 2021

        Thanks

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      • keepsmealive
        May 21, 2021

        No worries. You’ll sub and check in every day, I swear. He’s that good.

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      • keepsmealive
        May 21, 2021

        Well the wind went out of their sails with Tavares. Then the wheels fell off. Ugh.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 21, 2021

        Yeah that kind of took the wind out of the game. More for the Leafs. The thing about that series that’s scary for Toronto is Price. You dont need to score many when the goaltending is that good. Interesting stuff

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      • keepsmealive
        May 21, 2021

        Yeah I had hopes Price would be off his game, just back from injury… should’ve known better.

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      • keepsmealive
        May 21, 2021

        Here’s his review of the game, as an example of his good work. Bookmark his channel!

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 21, 2021

        Hes good. I like him. Im just listening to him wrap up the last Flames/Canucks game. What date was his Canuck wrap up? Thanks Books.
        He mentioned the Price effect on the first Leaf/Habs game. Pretty standard but true.

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      • keepsmealive
        May 21, 2021

        Yeah he’s awesome! Really just loves the game, and hella knowledgeable. Canucks stuff is all the way through, I don’t know what video precisely.

        Here’s a news of the day style video, including today’s news about Travis Green.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 21, 2021

        You are probably more up on the goings on. I just like to hear a good no bullshit opinion. I listen to very little of the CBC panel stuff. They have some knowledgeable hockey people but sprinkle in to many folks that I tune out. The hockey is great now and The Hockey Guy said the same thing I did about Price. Thanks for that Books. I will tune into him for more of what I heard. I like the guys style. Go Rage!
        ( I had to work them into the convo)

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      • keepsmealive
        May 22, 2021

        Rage fits every convo. And yeah I’ve been following THG for a long while. Waaaaay better than the corporate folks. Like, whole different thing, not even same ballpark.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 22, 2021

        Great comment books. The “corporate ” thing gets real boring and well, really boring. Nice to hear a fresh take with no axe to grind or ass to kiss. The “community” you speak of comes through again. Thanks

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      • keepsmealive
        May 22, 2021

        No problem, drop him a sub, he’s on a mission.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 22, 2021

        Jets proved again that you only have to score one if you got the right guy between the pipes.

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      • keepsmealive
        May 23, 2021

        Yessir, though Mike Smith stood on his head for the Oilers, too. Crazy game.

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  12. 1dancequeendq
    May 18, 2021

    I’m sorry CB. This version (after Bob’s of course) https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=XAA2Em4UcBk&feature=share

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 18, 2021

      No reason to apologize Queen. The Burke is fantastic. He’s a friend of mines favorite vocalist. An other great take that Solomon makes his own. Thanks for the heads up.

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  13. observationblogger
    May 19, 2021

    I really like this modern take. I’d heard it before, but I will definitely download it now for the collection. Rage Against the Machine is always a group who I’d wish I had dedicated more time getting to know because of the accolades astute music aficionados put on their music.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 19, 2021

      Good workout music. Kinda gets the ya yas out.

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      • observationblogger
        May 19, 2021

        I agree it does the original great service in this Era! It’s a workout indeed. Haha.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 19, 2021

        I dont know if I asked you this already but Id like to borrow your Buena Vista take in the next while. if that’s cool?

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      • observationblogger
        May 19, 2021

        Yeh, of course. If you have time search ‘son cubano música calles Havana’ and enjoy. The music ‘son cubano’ on the streets and bars is second to none when it comes to Latin music, at least for me. I could listen to it all day.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 19, 2021

        Thanks and will do. You did a take recently correct?

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      • observationblogger
        May 19, 2021

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      • observationblogger
        May 19, 2021

        A take?

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 19, 2021

        Maybe you mixed the “Latin music’ in the Buena Vista take or I read it somewhere else. I get a lot of common ground from the folks I read. But I think it was you who was talking about it earlier. I have always liked it but am really enjoying it as I get older.

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      • observationblogger
        May 19, 2021

        I have the same disposition. It’s not something I would have been predisposed to as a younger self, but the more I grow older and uglier, I can’t help but admire the authenticity of seeing people on the street just killing it communicating their culture through music. They seem to do it better than I have heard here. It’s the least commercial music here as well, which makes me like it more. These people have suffered more than most and only have the music to enrich their lives to sustain them. But it’s bloody marvelous to see them pouring it out and sounds awesome. Lol

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 19, 2021

        Well said.

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      • observationblogger
        May 19, 2021

        Thank you Sir. Very kind of you.

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  14. Tony
    May 20, 2021

    I used to listen to RATM a fair bit – haven’t done for some time, perhaps I’ve mellowed too much; their righteous anger doesn’t fit with sitting in a comfy, well padded chair with my feet up counting piles of cash. I find something this angry makes it hard to focus and lose count around the second thousand

    There’s a lot of Dylan’s early protest-vibe stuff that could use a good raged take and they chose a belter here. There’s a lot of good takes on that Renegades album (even if their Ghost of Tom Joad never cut it for me)

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 20, 2021

      I rise out of my chair once in a while especially if I watch some news by mistake and scream “Im mad as hell and Im not going to take it anymore” Then I sit back down and have a nap.
      Agree on the last comment except I did like their go at ‘Tom’

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  15. badfinger20 (Max)
    May 21, 2021

    Dylan’s music is made to play loud (Hendrix) with his anti authoritarian lyrics fit it perfect. I would bet anything he likes it…many of his songs fit this. I like the aggression and in your face sound of it.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 21, 2021

      I agree. Remember “Baby Let Me Follow You Down’ from Last Waltz. The boys kick into high gear on that one and Bob loves it.

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      • badfinger20 (Max)
        May 21, 2021

        I love the look on Danko’s face when Bob starts that.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        May 21, 2021

        Yes. Bob and those guys were all rockers at heart.

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  16. BuriedOnMars
    June 17, 2021

    Rage never had a bad album and they did a great job with the covers. They made this one their own which is the best you can do when covering a song.

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