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Killing In The Name

1992 Released
5:13

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Interesting facts and trivia about Killing In The Name. By Songfacts®.

This incendiary song makes the point that some members of the US police force were, and possibly still are, members of the Ku Klux Klan ("Some of those who wear forces are the same that burn crosses"). How legitimate can a power structure or a religion be when the people that compose the operation are in a dark, warped mindset?

British DJ Bruno Brookes once accidentally played the full, uncensored version (which contains the F-word 16 times) on the BBC Radio 1 Top 40 Chart show.

This was Rage Against The Machine's first single. It got a lot of attention in the UK when they played it on a TV show called Yoof. The song never charted in America, but it went to #25 in the UK in 1993.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Killing In The Name.
G Key
Major Mode
4/4 Time Signature
89 BPM

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