No Shelter

"No Shelter"
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Single by Rage Against the Machine
from the album Godzilla: The Album
Released12 February 1998
FormatCD, 7", 12"
GenreRap metal[1]
Length4:03
Songwriter(s)Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk
Rage Against the Machine singles chronology
"Vietnow"
(1997)
"No Shelter"
(1998)
"Guerrilla Radio"
(1999)

"No Shelter" is a song by Rage Against the Machine, released in 1998 on the Godzilla soundtrack. It can also be found as a bonus track on the Australian, Japanese and European release of The Battle of Los Angeles in 1999. The song is about how the mass media distracts the public from more important issues in the world and manipulates people's minds.

Lyric content

The song discusses consumerism and criticizes the feigned rebelliousness of teenaged consumerism, mentioning Nike and Coca-Cola particularly. Its central theme, however, is media control over public sentiment. In particular it attacks the historical inaccuracy of Steven Spielberg’s film Amistad.

Despite appearing on the Godzilla soundtrack, the song contains the following line:

Godzilla, pure motherfucking filler; to get your eyes off the real killer.

"No Shelter" made its live debut on January 28, 1999, at the Continental Arena in East Rutherford, NJ. That show was a benefit show for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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