Audioslave

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    I have to admit, I had high expectations for Audioslave when they first came out. Rage Against the Machine, from whence the band's musicians came, was one of the bands I played along with to learn how to play guitar - especially the pentatonic minor scale, which every single song's main riff is based on. So I figured that Audioslave's music would be like RATM without the socialist soprano screams of Zack de la Rocha.
    So I was a little disappointed. I've had their CD for about a year, and I've heard a few songs on the radio, but the only one I really like is Cochise. Not that they are a bad band, but there's that expectation that they were still going to come out with a very hard album, and they didn't...
    Anyone else a fan/not a fan?
     
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    I like them but the are overplayed on the radio a bit !!

    There is something slightly sexy about the lead singer though..
     
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    What ever happened to Zack de la Rocha?
     
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    I was thinking about that myself, Mtn. Maybe he's in some political group or something now, I read that the reason Rage broke up was because everything always had to be so political with De la Rocha.

    I don't really like Audioslave, either, though I haven't heard all of their cd. I think it got too built up in everyone's heads, 2 of the greatest bands of the 90's coming together, but sometimes it doesn't work out. You also gotta figure Rage, and to a lesser extent, Soundgarden really pioneered their own sound, so it's probably hard for them to top that.
     
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    As far as the politics go it wasn't just de la rocha. Tom Morello is quite political as well, though they have managed to keep most of the politics out of the audioslave album. I also loved the riffs of bands like RATM and Pearl Jam, until i started really listening to most of their lyrics. There all so misguided and depressing.

    Personally I thought Audioslave is one of the best rock albums to hit in a long time. No it's not exactley like RATM, but some do sound a lot like it like Cochise and Shoe Me How to Live and the other tunes are different in a good way. I recomend listening to I am the Highway and Getaway Car.
     
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    Keep in mind that the players are all used to working with other people and probably haven't jelled as a band yet. That's to be expected on a first album. Give them time to develop their sound.
     
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    Unfortunately, the days when a record company would let a band "develop" are long gone. If they don't sell 1.5 million albums the first time out, they're toast.
     

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