It’s hard to believe that three months ago, no one knew what Prophets of Rage was. At the end of May, the band consisting of Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real announced that they were a thing. Since then, the band have released a single (a cover of Public Enemy’s “Prophets of Rage,” and played the Republican National Convention. They’ve also announced a tour and an EP, so they’re definitely keeping themselves visible and busy. Pre-orders for their EP, The Party’s Over, begin tomorrow (19) and it will be released the following week (26).
In addition to two originals, the EP will feature three live songs, one of which is the band’s version of The Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Til Brooklyn,” retitled “No Sleep Til Cleveland” since it was recorded live at one of the band’s several shows during the Republican National Convention. Today, the band debuted the song on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station. It’s essentially a mash-up of the Beasties’ song with PE’s “Fight the Power.” It’s fine, but with the exception of Morello’s extended solo (no Kerry King on this one) it doesn’t have quite the urgency of either of the original songs. Give it a listen and let us know what you think.