Product Code: MOVLP017
Artist: Rage Against the Machine
Origin: EU
Label: Music On Vinyl (2009)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Condition:
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Funk , Metal , Pop , Rock N

Evil Empire

Sealed brand new 180 gram audiophile pressing. Made in the EU.

Evil Empire is the second studio album by American rap metal band Rage Against the Machine. It was released on April 16, 1996, almost four years after the band's self-titled debut album

The album's title is taken from the phrase "evil empire", which was used by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and many conservatives in describing the former Soviet Union.[8] The cover is the altered image by Mel Ramos and features Ari Meisel as the subject.[9] The caption "EVIL EMPIRE" and letter "e" on the boy's costume were originally "c" and "CRIME BUSTER".[10] Additional themes for the album were created by Barbara Kruger, and some of her artwork appears in the video clip for "Bulls on Parade", which became the first single for the album. As with their debut, five singles were released in total.

The title "Evil Empire" is taken from what Rage Against The Machine see as Ronald Reagan's slander of the Soviet Union in the eighties, which the band feels could just as easily apply to the United States. Rage is currently finishing up a European tour but they'll be back on our evil U.S. soil for a tour in late July.