140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record
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Double LP on 140-gram vinyl
Produced by Rick Rubin and Daron Malakian, Steal This Album! was released November 2002 and reached No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200.
With Rage Against the Machine disbanded, System of a Down ascend to the political aggro-rock throne, and with Steal This Album, the Los Angeles-based quartet prove themselves worthy to wear the crown.
"A play on the late activist Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book, the album consists of 16 System songs from the mid-1990s through 2001. The band stresses the songs are not 'B-sides or outtakes'; in fact, they clearly show System at their apex. These smart, varied songs feature Serj's frenetic, staccato, Jello Biafra-like phrasing atop the band's edgy, commanding, metal-meets-punk base. From the funny, frantic 'Chic 'N' Stu,' to 'F**k the System,' 'A.D.D. (American Dream Disorder),' and 'Boom!'
"System keep listeners guessing with discomfiting time changes that match up with Serj's incendiary lyrics. In keeping with their creative, fan-oriented approach, System are releasing four limited runs of the CD, each version featuring artwork from a different band member. This is not escapist rock. It's an intense and eye-opening aural history lesson you can mosh to." — Amazon.com
|Chic ‘N’ Stu|
|Boom! (Explicit Version)|
|A.D.D. (American Dream Denial)(Explicit Version)|
|Mr. Jack (Explicit Version)|
|I-E-A-I-A-I-O (Explicit Version)|
|F**k The System (Explicit Version)|