I’m not as familiar with the music of Rage Against the Machine as many of you probably are. So for today’s isolated bass, I consulted with NT’s Managing Editor Kevin Johnson – our resident expert in everything I’m not an expert in.
Kevin said RATM is known for their big groove and it’s neat to hear this isolated bass track on “Killing in the Name”.
The tune appeared on Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut, which was released in 1992. There’s some seriously beefy bass tone on this one. Bassist Tim Commerford played a Music Man StingRay in those days, before switching to Fender in the mid-90’s.
And as with many things, if it is good enough for KJ, it is definitely good enough for me. Perhaps you’ll agree.