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jessekelber
jessekelber

Met a guy with zero exposure to Rage Against The Machine. I know, right?! Anyway, do I just tell him to grab the first album and hit play? Or give him a custom playlist? And if the latter, where to start?!

pgkr
pgkr

@jessekelber my introduction to that bad was their self-titled first album. I think that’s a great place to start!

jessekelber
jessekelber

@pgkr I’m leaning that way too, it’s fantastic from start to finish. Thanks!

macgenie
macgenie

@jessekelber Star Trek: Voyager, Season 6 Episode 20, time code 10:10.

ok, maybe not the best intro, unless your friend is a Star Trek fan. But the coincidence that I just watched this episode today was impossible to let go by. @miraz

baker
baker

@jessekelber Grab the first album. Definitely.

kordumb
kordumb

@jessekelber my vote is to always go by album.

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@jessekelber first album

jessekelber
jessekelber

@macgenie Wait…Star Trek uses RATM!?!? I have to admit, the fact that my stepdad was a major Trekkie means I never gave the franchise much of a chance…do I need to rethink that stance?

jessekelber
jessekelber

@jessekelber OK, we have a consensus, first album it is. Thanks for the input everyone!

macgenie
macgenie

@jessekelber it’s not the music, but a cameo by Tom Morello. memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Tom_...

Looks like he was in the Star Trek insurrection movie too!

skysandison
skysandison

@macgenie Whenever a celebrity who I quite like already unexpectedly turns up in an episode of Star Trek, or mentions in an interview that they are a Star Trek fan.... 😍!

skysandison
skysandison

@jessekelber I agree with starting with the first album because “Bombtrack” is one of the best opening/manifesto songs ever written... but... also starting with “Darkness” from The Crow soundtrack is a good start too 🤔

jessekelber
jessekelber

@skysandison right?! Bombtrack was one hell of an intro to one hell of a band. Remember the video for Cochise? First outing as Audioslave. They arrive separately, there are fireworks, and they leave as a band. Powerful imagery for another powerful introduction to the world.

skysandison
skysandison

@jessekelber Actually, I’ve never listened to Audioslave, unless they were unknown to me on a shop PA or on a film soundtrack or something. I shall remedy this immediately and watch the video you mentioned, great concept already!

jessekelber
jessekelber

@skysandison To be honest, I missed them completely at the time. Was too sad about RATM and Soundgarden (the soundtrack of my teen/college years) both being gone and I just couldn't see how the combo of Chris’s vocals and Rage's funk could work.

I was wrong.

I was so wrong.

(after you watch Cochise, find the clip of their first concert on top of the marquee at CBS studio in NYC)

jessekelber
jessekelber

@macgenie Ah, gotcha. Cool.

Maybe I gave ST short shrift because of my stepdad's ultra-fandom…?

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macgenie
macgenie

@jessekelber We recently had a good discussion thread when @amit wondered how to get started with Star Trek when there is soooo much.

Some of my favorite people in the world are Star Trek fans. There can also be jerks (I know because I follow the Star Trek fandom on Twitter) but you know what they say: “don’t let the petáQs* get you down.” 🖖

*Klingon epithet, equivalent to bastard.

stream.lucaceccarini.net
stream.lucaceccarini.net

@macgenie also big Star Trek fan here. About the overlap of music and Star Trek, Iggy Pop had a guest role on Deep Space Nine once. Btw, to newcomers, I usually suggest going with the Original Series movies.

luca
luca

@macgenie also big Star Trek fan here. About the overlap of music and Star Trek, Iggy Pop had a guest role on Deep Space Nine once. Btw, to newcomers, I usually suggest going with the Original Series movies.