virus: Re: Rage Against "Rage Against the Machine"

Kevin M O'Connor (
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 19:20:54 EST

On Wed, 30 Oct 1996 08:49:14 +0000 "Hakeeb A. Nandalal"
<> writes:

>The reason I apologized to you up-front before I wrote my diatribe was
>I was playing Devil's Advocate. It was a
>mental exercise to set up the frame of mind of a conservative and how
>he sees young protest groups in general.

You did a very good job. You really had me going.

>As you pointed out, it had little or nothing to do with "Bullet" but
>was an attack on the clichis found in rock
>songs. I'm sorry for not explaining that before.

Again, no need to appologize. Your work wouldn't have been as effective
if you'd unmasked it from the beginning.

>BTW, how do you know "Rage" is unaware of memetics?

I don't. In fact, I'd be surprised if none of the band memebers had ever
encountered the concept. On the other hand, "Bullet in the Head" was
written in '92 in responce to Gulf War propaganda, and it is quite likely
that they hadn't encountered the term four years ago.

Take care. -KMO