SXSW 2007: The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello) As a founding member of the rap-metal band Rage Against the Machine, Tom Morello is responsible for some vert innovative electric-guitar techniques. Under his Nightwatchman moniker, however, Morello uses only an acoustic guitar and his voice. Produced by WXPN.
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The Nightwatchman in Studio from SXSW - 03/15/2007

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SXSW 2007: The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello)

SXSW 2007: The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello)

Recorded Live on March 15, 2007, Produced by WXPN

The Nightwatchman in Studio from SXSW - 03/15/2007

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Set List

  • "House Gone Up In Flames"
  • "One Man Revolution"
  • "Flash Shapes the Day"

As a founding member of the political rap-metal band Rage Against the Machine — and a member of Audioslave — Tom Morello is responsible for innovative electric-guitar techniques that sometimes mimic the sound of a DJ's crossfader. Under his Nightwatchman moniker, however, Morello uses only an acoustic guitar and his voice. Working under his political-folk alter ego, Morello first introduced this material at open-mic nights, much to the confusion of fans accustomed to his other bands. Morello will release his solo debut, One Man Revolution, this spring.

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