It is the tenth track from their album, A Thousand Suns. The song was written by the band and produced by co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin. In line with the album's theme, the song's theme is about rebelling against the government and those in positions of power. The song begins with a sample of the "put your bodies upon the gears" speech address given by Mario Savio , a key figure in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement , at Sproul Hall, University of California, Berkeley on December 2, The lyrics bear some traces of a commentary on the abuses of the powerful. Shinoda's raspy vocals are meant to vocalize the anger felt by the oppressed. In the chorus, Chester 's line "we the animals take control" evocates the uprising of common individuals against those in power. The first line, "steel unload, final blow", is an assumptive premonition of the coming conflict, wherein all bets are off and no regard for the consequences are given any longer.
Ticket price does not include Etix service fee s. Service fees s vary by purchase method and are applied at checkout. The idea for Wretches and Kings began in late but due to the work and touring schedules of both bands involved in the project, it was always just an idea. Friends Ryan Hayes and Marcus Barkac would frequently meet at a local brewery to talk life, music, and everything in between. The idea to form a Linkin Park cover band focusing on their first two records came about. At the time, Linkin Park was still heavily active but had 6 now 7 studio albums that a live show would cover. Ryan and Marcus discussed how many people connected with the early work of Linkin Park and how fun it would be to play those early 2 records. When deciding the lineup, they liked the idea of having six members to best mirror what Linkin Park does. The idea sat dormant for nearly 18 months. With the passing of Chester Bennington in July , a new passion for the project began to stir.
It features a very heavy hip-hop influence, as well as heavy use of synths. Mike references Public Enemy on the track, the lyric "How low can you go? He also claimed that the song has one of the strongest hip-hop sounds on the record, as well as one of the most aggressive. The first mention of "Wretches And Kings" at this time titled "Rygar" was made on June 5, via a post on Mike's blog where he said, "We had a big band meeting this week to get caught up on album progress. The written notes are things like "the music in the first half loses my attention a little bit," or "I like the chorus, but the verse is a little weak. All of those titles are going to change, but we need to name stuff to keep it organized. We listened to about 18 song ideas, and I think we'll have another session to listen to another songs in a week or two. Tones were achieved on "Wretches And Kings" through a variety of effects pedals: the bass was run though a ZVex Mastotron pedal with a copious amount of Fuzz. On a June 18, stream when making a song out of Fort Minor and Linkin Park sounds, Mike mentioned that he named the sample bank of sounds "Rygar" after the Nintendo game. HavocNdeeD's dubstep remix of "Dopeman" by N.
Makes you so sick at heart That you can't take part. You can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies Upon the gears and upon the wheels, Upon the levers upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it STOP!!! There ain't shit we don't run when the guns unload And no one make a move unless my people say so Got everything outta control Now everybody go. Steel unload, final blow We the animals take control Hear us now clear and true Wretches and kings we come for you So keep pace, how slow can you go Talk a lot of shit and yet you don't know Fire on the way make you all say whoa The people up top and the people down low Get down And I'm running it like that The front of the attack is exactly where I'm at Somewhere in between The kick and the hi hat The pen and the contract The pitch and the contact So get with the combat, I'm letting 'em know.