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Laddies and mentalgen, welcome to Rage week. This week we’re going through the five most popular tracks from Rage Against the Machine’s Renegades album. And it kicks off with the #5 pick, the Rolling Stones hit “Street Fighting Man.”


There’s a reason Rage decided to cover Street Fighting Man” instead of a different Stones song. The song is the Stones’ most political piece, largely written about Pakistani writer and activist Tariq Ali, an anti-war rally at London’s US embassy in 1968, and student rioters in Paris’ Left Bank. Subjectively it’s definitely a Rage kind of song, but did they do it better?

The Rolling Stones - (1968)

Rage Against the Machine - (2000)


Two hours left in the very close battle between Depeche Mode and Johnny Cash


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