[pullquote quote="I wanted the songs to lead me. Some wanted to be spooky and atmospheric, some called for more house-rocking arrangements." credit="Tom Morello"] Tom Morello may be best known as guitarist of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rage Against The Machine[/lastfm], or from former super group [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Audioslave[/lastfm], or from the hip-hop group [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Street Sweeper Social Club[/lastfm]… but he is also known as creator of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Nightwatchman[/lastfm] – a project that began as a solo acoustic act which has morphed into a full-band setup.
The Nightwatchman’s new album, World Wide Rebel Songs, was released yesterday, and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jane’s Addiction[/lastfm] vocalist Perry Farrell sat down with Morello to discuss the new album and play six new tracks from it, as well as “Union Town” from the Union Town album.
“What this record has in common with the previous work is that its core is about exploring the possibility of finding personal redemption through fighting for justice,” Morello says. This is no surprise, as most of Morello’s work has some sort of anti-establishment message involved with it. Pick up a copy of the new album World Wide Rebel Songs here.
Inside Tom Morello’s The Nightwatchman: World Wide Rebel Songs is a radio special featuring Morello being interviewed by Jane’s Addiction front man PERRY FARRELL. The program features six new songs from World Wide Rebel Songs, as well as “Union Town” from the Union Town release.
For his third full length album as The Nightwatchman (and the fourteenth album of his influential career), guitar superhero Tom Morello switched up his style. Since 2007, he has used the moniker for his alter ego as a solo folk balladeer, delivering uncompromising protest songs in the tradition of Woody Guthrie and the young Bob Dylan. But on World Wide Rebel Songs, he has assumed the role of front man for a band, The Freedom Fighter Orchestra, and picked up his electric guitar to convey his messages of resistance.
-Thanks to FMQB for the interview!