The Nightwatchman “The Fabled City”

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Thomas Baptiste “Tom” Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave. As of 2016, Morello is a member the supergroup Prophets of Rage. Morello was also a touring musician with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.[2] He is also known for his acoustic solo act called The Nightwatchman, and Street Sweeper Social Club. Morello is also the co-founder (along with Serj Tankian) of the non-profit political activist organization Axis of Justice, which airs a monthly program on Pacifica Radio station KPFK (90.7 FM) in Los Angeles.

Born in Harlem, New York, and raised in Libertyville, Illinois, Morello became interested in music and politics while in high school. He attended Harvard University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies. After his previous band Lock Up disbanded, Morello met Zack de la Rocha, and the two founded Rage Against the Machine together. The group went on to become one of the most popular and influential rock acts of the 1990s.
He is best known for his unique and creative guitar playing style, which incorporates feedback noise, unconventional picking and tapping as well as heavy use of guitar effects. Morello is also noted for his leftist political views and activism; his creation of his side project The Nightwatchman offered an outlet for his views while playing apolitical music with Audioslave. He was ranked number 40 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

The Nightwatchman – The Fabled City is the second studio album by The Nightwatchman, the alter ego of Tom Morello. It was released on September 30, 2008. The album was released under the Nightwatchman’s new full title: Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman.

The Nightwatchman -The Fabled City
The Nightwatchman -The Fabled City

                        Listen To The Nightwatchman “The Fabled City”    

No.

Title

Length

1.

“The Fabled City”

3:10

2.

“Whatever It Takes”

4:11

3.

“The King of Hell”

3:14

4.

“Night Falls”

3:48

5.

“The Lights Are On in Spidertown”

3:21

6.

“Midnight in the City of Destruction”

4:53

7.

“Saint Isabelle”

3:31

8.

“Lazarus On Down” (featuring Serj Tankian)

3:34

9.

“Gone Like Rain”

3:39

10.

“The Iron Wheel” (featuring Shooter Jennings)

2:40

11.

“Rise to Power”

3:57

Serj Tankian (of System of a Down), Shooter Jennings, and Perry Farrell (of Jane’s Addiction) are featured guests on the album, which was produced by Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave).

The album The Fabled City was released on September 30, 2008. Two songs off the record, “Midnight in the City of Destruction” (about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina) and “King of Hell” (written about Guantanamo Bay), had previously been leaked on The Nightwatchman MySpace or performed during live sets.

“The template is half Dylan and half Hendrix. It’s going to be half acoustic and half electric. Not only will there be the no sell-out, acoustic, three chords and the truth part of the show, but also, with the band I put together called the Freedom Fighter Orchestra, there will be more insane electric playing than I’ve ever done with Rage or Audioslave because it’s not confined to a three-and-a-half-minute song”

Tom Morello

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