Do you love perennial ’90s rap-metal band Rage Against the Machine, but feel you could do without all that g-darn rage? Well then, Andy Rehfeldt has got the song for you. The cleverpants musician has taken what’s arguably their biggest, most badass song, Killing in the Name, and made a few, uh, tweaks. Gone are the roaring guitars, throbbing bass, and menacing drum beat.
In their place? A light jazz fusion kind of arrangement — the kind you’d hear while perusing reduced-fat chicken options at your local Whole Foods outlet. And to maintain optimal levels of ironic juxtaposition, Rehfeldt leaves Rage singer Zack de la Rocha’s vocals completely intact. And they’re plenty angry. The end result: the greatest reworking of a hard rock tune since Pat Boone covered Metallica’s Enter Sandman.
Note: for those not familiar with the tune, Zack breaks out a bit of the NSFW sailor talk in the final minute.