Tuesday, May 8th 2012
News: The Nightwatchman
Musician and activist Tom Morello recently released a short documentary entitled World Wide Rebel Tour under his solo moniker The Nightwatchman, making it available in both streaming and downloadable format on his website.
The 20-minute film comes in different versions for 42 separate countries (with commentary in 30 different languages), allowing The Nightwatchman and The Freedom Fighter Orchestra to virtually “tour” the planet in one day. In addition to a set of four tracks off his 2011 album World Wide Rebel Songs (Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine, Save the Hammer for the Man, a particularly ripping take on It Begins Tonight, and the title track), Morello provides commentary on each of the songs and his vision for the album as an opportunity to meld his love for hard rock guitar and the “atmospheric folk music” of earlier efforts under The Nightwatchman name.
World Wide Rebel Tour is an interesting peek into an artist’s motivations and inspirations, as well as a chance to watch what was a private show, originally seen by only a handful of people, and then broadcast to billions via the Internet. Check it out below.