I remember being 9 years old and the most alternative music I listened to was probably something along the lines of Prozzak, maybe Our Lady Peace if I’ve got my timeline straight.That is of course until The Matrix came out. It was not only the first 14A movie my parents ever let me watch, it was also my first encounter with RATM. When that Wake Up groove kicked in at the end as Neo put his glasses on and looked up to the sky, then the camera snapped back into the clouds and suddenly Morello’s siren-esque guitar came screaming into the forefront and Neo came flying right at your screen and that fantastic “COME ON!” courtesy of De La Rocha… Blew my mind up. Got my parents to buy me the OST for my 10th birthday a month later (god I bet they regret it), and I just listened to that one song over and over again. Once in a while, I’d let the opener (Marilyn Manson’s “Rock Is Dead”) run, but every time, without fail, I’d immediately go back to blasting Wake Up right after. Even a year or two later once I’d bought the actual Rage album, I found myself often being able to listen to no more than 3 songs before Wake Up would get a play.
However, although Wake Up will forever hold a very special place in my heart, Settle For Nothing can not be beat by anything in Rage’s catalogue (or most catalogues for that matter)
Oooh, that’s a tough one, but probably have to go with Tender