The first time I heard Rage was in 7th grade at my friend Drew's house.
I was just starting to get into music and rage had a sound I had never
heard before. So that night I borrowed my friends Rage cd and listened
to the whole Album that night. At first I coud'nt really understand a
lot of the lyrics that Zack was singing, but I loved the sound. The
next day I went to my friends' house again and listened to Evil Empire.
Again I was blown away by their sound. So, that night I gathered as
much money as I could find to go out the next day and buy a Rage cd.
At first my parents wouldn't let me buy it because it had a parental
advisory sticker on it. But eventually my Mom cracked and let me buy
it. It was probably one of the best things she has ever done for me.
After a while I started memorizing the lyrics, and realizing Rages'
message. It definatly woke me up to alot of things I was unaware of.
>From then on I started thinking more politicly. If I saw an injustice
because of race at school or something, I would try and stop it. Today
I try and explain all of Rages' messages to my parents, and anyone else
who will listen. After three years I got to see Rage in concert. My
Dad and I went to Woodstock '99 for the experience and because Rage was
playing there. The concert was great, but what was even greater was
that rage stayed in my hotel. I met the band, and all of them are
really nice. Anyway, Rage has been a huge influence on my life, and I
think we all need to spread their message, because, "When ignorance
reigns, life is lost."