Y2K Rage Against the Machine Band Red Star t-shirt Medium

$249.99 USD

Chest 19 in.

Length 27 in.

Content: 100% Cotton

Tag Brand: Giant

This sweet band shirt is for the Los Angeles based alternative metal band Rage Against the Machine. The group first formed in 1991, and since then they have become known for their influence on the emerging nu metal scene of the 90s and their revolutionary socialist political views. This t-shirt features a graphic of a red star which the band has used to represent their support of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. The EZLN is a far-left group comprised primarily of indigenous Mexican people, who are dedicated to civil resistance. The EZLN's flag shows a red star on a black field, and Rage Against the Machine has incorporated the red star into their imagery to show their vocal support of the group.

This shirt is from the early 2000s, which opened with another example of the band's revolutionary politics. Rage Against the Machine was filming the music video for their song "Sleep Now in the Fire" on the steps of the Federal Hall National Memorial in downtown Manhattan. An estimated 300 fans had shown up to supplement the shoot, and once the video wrapped the band and their fans attempted to run across the street and storm the New York Stock Exchange. The group was encouraged by the video's director, Michael Moore, and although they were shut out by a set of titanium riot doors, the stunt did manage to temporarily shutdown the stock exchange, which Moore describe as, "An act that I am sure thousands of downsized citizens would cheer."

Fits like a modern unisex adult medium