Thursday, 12 July 2012

THURSDAY I'M IN LOVE - Rage Against the Machine - 'The Ghost of Tom Joad'

Thursday I'm in love....a chance for me to get primal.... 

Rage Against the Machine - 'The Ghost of Tom Joad' (1997)

Ah camping....mud, earwigs and chemical toilets, donning Ray Mears safari shorts, equipped with a piece of string and the ubiquitous Swiss army knife, it's chance again to be man vs wild...the great outdoors, you can't beat it can you?! I'm just after spending four nights away, doing just that in a field near Ringwood, Dorset, lovely pitches clustered around fire pits separated by dreamy grasses and wildflowers....playing football or Frisbee with my 3 year old son whilst my adoring wife looks on...the ideal. However two of those precious days away were literally dampened by lashings of incessant rain and wind, huddled together in our tent, trying to keep dry, finding innovative ways in keeping a testing toddler at bay and high level diplomacy to avoid bickering with my wife. Fantastic...

Rage Against the Machine are not going M**********G camping!!
Prior to that most inconvenient period of British Summertime weather, were two days of the best camping has to offer though. A highlight was supping wine and cooking a BBQ around a campfire until late in the evening, with pretty much the reign on the campsite as the majority of the weekend campers had departed. This also allowed my wife to wear her Primark 'snow leopard' rompasuit in confidence...all above aboard I can assure you! Despite that distraction all I could think about what was 'The Ghost of Tom Joad' and the line, "I'm sitting here in the campfire light...." and humming the tune with all the rage of a rain soaked Zach De La Rocha whilst the sausages simmered like Tom morello' guitar. Originally a classic Bruce Springsteen ballad, Rage Against the Machine do it justice with their tension fuelled cover, creating a real power house of a protest song. 

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12 July 2012 at 09:27

Wish I was there even if it was just to hear these sizzing guitar sounding sausages....brilliant post! Brilliant cover on Brilliant BS song

15 July 2012 at 17:06

Sounds like a great moment, I can just picture it. The flickering flame with this tense and slow track. Haven't heard it in ages, forgot all about it. Top choice!

16 July 2012 at 21:41

Gotta love the rage. You should start hunting critters.