Tom Morello + Boots Riley
2009-05-29 by Lestrade | 14 Comments

Tom Morello (guitarist for Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave, frontman for The Nightwatchman) and Boots Riley of The Coup are releasing their debut album together under the band name Street Sweeper Social Club.
The 11-song album will be 'closer to Rage Against The Machine than Audioslave' containing political rap/rock songs - Morello will be playing guitar and bass while Riley raps. For touring purposes, Morello asked bassist Carl Restivo (Satellite Party/The Nightwatchman) to join in April 2009.

The band has been formed since 2007, when Riley would join Morello on the Nightwatchman tours as an opening act. The two, at the time, were known for covering MC5's "Kick Out The Jams" and their own song off the debut, "100 Little Curses".
Morello said that he had dinner with Riley after Audioslave broke up, gave him a mix tape of songs and told him to write words to rap to.

Recently, Morello got a call from Trent Reznor saying, "Hey, want to do the (Nine Inch Nails/Jane's Addiction) tour?"
Morello tells Billboard.com: "So all of a sudden the leisurely mixing process became, 'We gotta get this out right now! We've got to start rehearsing for the tour tomorrow!'"

Morello and Riley's self-titled debut album will be released June 16th, 2009.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Fight! Smash! Win!
2. 100 Little Curses
3. The Oath
4. The Squeeze
5. Clap For The Killers
6. Somewhere In the World It's Midnight
7. Shock You Again
8. Good Morning, Mrs. Smith
9. Megablast
10. Promenade
11. Nobody Moves (Til We Say Go)

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Band Page: Street Sweeper Social Club

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PuddleSwimmer
May 29th 2009

1457 Comments


Someone want to add this picture to the band's profile to make the news article pretty?

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9602/35768850.png


For some reason I can't edit bands


ClearTheLane
May 29th 2009

990 Comments


woooot! great news even if the album would be crap

rotterdog
May 29th 2009

486 Comments


Heard these guys on the NIN/JA tour. A few of the songs sounded pretty good.

ninjuice
May 29th 2009

6758 Comments


Please be better than the Nightwatchman
Please be better than the Nightwatchman
Please be better than the Nightwatchman
Please be better than the Nightwatchman
Please be better than the Nightwatchman

mutatedfreek
May 29th 2009

7351 Comments


'closer to Rage Against The Machine than Audioslave' is promising, still not getting my hopes up.

bloc
May 29th 2009

34499 Comments


yeah, i doubt many people's hopes are up. but this is definitely getting me curious.

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Zip
May 29th 2009

5313 Comments


Tom Morello is awesome.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 29th 2009

17119 Comments


the coup is awesome

fixed

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TheGreatGomi
May 29th 2009

56 Comments


My prayers have been answered

Blindsided
May 29th 2009

1871 Comments


Old news.
Good songs though.

WhiteNoise
May 29th 2009

2882 Comments


I would prefer a RATM album

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Chewie
May 29th 2009

4531 Comments


THAT^

PuddleSwimmer
May 30th 2009

1457 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjIvyk24kFM

Tyler
Emeritus
May 30th 2009

7924 Comments


wonder if they realize that fans will still basically be in line during their set on tuesday lol



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