Bulls on Parade (3:49)

Cover of Evil Empire

From Evil Empire and 54 other releases

Bulls on Parade is a song released by Rage Against the Machine from their second album Evil Empire. This song, one of their signature songs, deals with what is commonly referred to as the “military-industrial complex”, which is the tendency of industry (the arms industry in particular) to encourage military action in order to gain military contracts, and therefore increase its profits.

The song features one of Tom Morello’s most famous guitar riffs and a highly unusual solo that sounds more like someone fucking a rubber duck than a guitar by making use of the toggle switch and rubbing his hand along the strings parallel to the neck of the guitar. It is usually cited as the most famous example of Tom Morello’s extremely innovative guitar playing.

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  • djcoolak

    ideologies\\-one aggression and the other terror\\ guys need without fanaticism-on someone else's unhappiness, my happiness will not build\\ happiness from God\\is a very delicate matter which does not tolerate violence in any form\\t need to be reconciled \\just simply not overcome pride and arrogance \\GOD is one for all \\then you happiness, love and bliss in material life

    5 Nov 12:01pm Reply
  • The_Sun_XIX

    Wah Wah Chika Wah Wah Chika Chika Chika Wah Wah... [4]

    30 Oct 4:59pm Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    Such fat guitar riffs, awesome :D [2]

    5 Oct 9:31pm Reply
  • Cveni

    Such fat guitar riffs, awesome :D

    31 Aug 2:55pm Reply
  • r4d30n

    Wah Wah Chika Wah Wah Chika Chika Chika Wah Wah... [3]

    19 Apr 3:39pm Reply
  • EmilseKidA

    Wah Wah Chika Wah Wah Chika Chika Chika Wah Wah... [2]

    4 Apr 3:23pm Reply
  • nopuppet

    They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells!!!

    1 Mar 9:57pm Reply
  • demonizer23

    Wah Wah Chika Wah Wah Chika Chika Chika Wah Wah...

    21 Jan 10:51am Reply
  • sheezanerd

    Wit a pocket full of shells. This still and always will bump.

    14 Jan 8:12pm Reply
  • LiveAusBerlin26

    weapons; no food not hope not shoes not need just feed the war cannibal animal

    5 Jan 6:44pm Reply
  • bernlin2000

    Just so goddamn bad-ass.

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • dasoverkill

    cool song

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • the-cause

    this wah wah always makes me remember kojak and streets of san francisco [2] I never made the connection before, good call!

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Crusheer

    "The song features one of Tom Morello’s most famous guitar riffs and a highly unusual solo that sounds more like someone raping a rubber duck than a guitar " what the

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • HerrPink84

    Bwowwow wakawaka *fistpump*

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • jaggerandrea

    Sathg: Nor do I! :)

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Sathg

    Never get tired of listening to this song!

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • hungarianpaprik

    they don't gotta BURN the books ---- cuz NOBODY READS

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • nopuppet

    this wah wah always makes me remember kojak and streets of san francisco

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • somaliaaa

    RALLY ROUND THA FAMILY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
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