Release date
5 Dec 2000
Running length
16 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Microphone Fiend 5:00 204,423
2 How I Could Just Kill a Man (feat. Cypress Hill) (live) 4:30 11,570
2 Pistol Grip Pump 3:16 223,343
3 Kick Out the Jams 3:10 212,358
4 Renegades of Funk 4:33 391,935
5 Beautiful World 2:34 198,746
6 I'm Housin' 4:55 189,108
7 In My Eyes 2:53 166,680
8 How I Could Just Kill a Man 4:03 230,663
9 The Ghost of Tom Joad 5:38 200,014
10 Down on the Street 3:38 162,096
11 Street Fighting Man 4:40 160,234
12 Maggie's Farm 6:33 156,345
13 Kick Out The Jams (Live Version) 4:30 735
13 Kick Out the Jams (live) 4:32 57,758
14 How I Could Just Kill A Man (Live Album Version) 4:29 556

About this album

Renegades is the first cover album by American band Rage Against the Machine and the final release by the band. The album consists entirely of cover songs and includes covers of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Minor Threat, Eric B. & Rakim, EPMD, MC5, the Rolling Stones, Cypress Hill, and Devo. It was released in 2000, after Rage singer Zack de la Rocha had already left the band, but featured his vocals. It is rumored that Zack did not want the album to be released, and the band secured separate management to ensure it would come out. After the release of Renegades, the remaining three members of the band reformed with Chris Cornell on vocals as Audioslave. Rage did, however, release one final album, Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, a live recording of their final two concerts in Los Angeles on September 12 and September 13, 2000. The bonus live version of “Kick Out the Jams” on the European version of this album also appears on Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium.

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  • Orioness10k

    Greatest cover album of all time.

    29 Mar 10:44pm Reply
  • tomthe74

    Best cover album of all time. When I bought it back in the day I thought it was just a compilation of B-Sides or something, it's that well made.

    10 Jan 5:44pm Reply
  • alex12399

    implying rap songs are bad

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    I love how they took rap songs and made them into good songs. Almost every cover on here is better than the original.

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
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    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • FuckHearts

    It's magnificent how they managed to pull every single song into their style and make it sound like it was never meant to be different.

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • crownanchor

    The Ghost of Tom Joad #1

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • theboroboro

    The reason this is such a compelling cover is the play on Robert Indiana's original "LOVE" sculpture. It's the idea behind those "4 letters on the paper".

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • EmielC_

    there's a difference between cover album, and album cover.

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • UlsterParanoid

    are you guys talking serious? how 4 letters on the paper could be the best cover? the battle of los angeles is most expressive

    14 Jul 2012 Reply
  • culf

    simply best

    5 Jun 2012 Reply
  • wretchedpig

    The best cover album ever [5]

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mairu2

    apenas foda!

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • LilianeJanaina

    Muito Bom (Y)

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • beachtune

    Makes me sick! Best Album ever!!

    28 Feb 2012 Reply
  • schmiggo

    Agree with everybody, best cover album, they certainly know how to make any song feel like their own.

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • our_last_memory

    The best cover album ever [4]

    6 Feb 2012 Reply
  • antontutynin

    The best cover album ever [3]

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • eduabc

    minor threat cover is amazing!!!

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • eel_master

    ONLY "Street Fighting Man"

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
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