THIS Is the Most Defiant Song of All-Time.

What’s the ultimate scale, mode, or chord progression to score a full-out protest riot?

There’s only one place to turn for that sort of question. Yup, you guessed it:

That’s right, today we’re breaking down the… SEVERAL… different modes and tonalities featured in Rage’s “Killing In The Name,” a hit anthem of the mid-1990’s loaded with head-banging guitar riffs, heavy dissonant intervals, and some hardcore tonal ambiguity.

This song even manages to feature every single pitch in the chromatic scale.

It’s almost as if the very essence of “unrest” or “friction” was built right into the music itself… 🤔 

In fact there’s so much to explore and love about this iconic song: its embrace of Blues tonality, wild tempo changes, the unabashed defiance of its lyrics. 

So, is this the best “protest song” ever written? Well, eat your heart out Woody Guthrie, because Rage is comin’ for ya! 

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