rage against the machine: killing in the name of xmas list

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did you buy the rage song?

yes
9
69%
no, i prefer x-factor
0
No votes
i will sit on a fence
4
31%
 
Total votes : 13

rage against the machine: killing in the name of xmas list

Postby JP » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:42 am

Did you buy it? :)

i did, why not, just few pennies for a download and it will be a nice global pisstake if it beats the x factor lame bullshit for xmas number 1!
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Postby xrodolfox » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:00 am

???

Details, please.
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Postby JP » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:03 am

ah ok, sorry, this is pretty UK specific :D

For four years the factory farmed X Factor winners have nailed xmas number 1 hits. An internet campaign started to try to get Rage Against the Machine song Killing in the name of as the number 1. It is leading at the moment and looks like it could become the xmas number 1 at this rate.

Tons of web sites, blogs, facebook groups and messages, youtube clips and so on have mushroomed around to support this campaign.

I think it is a bit of a non-issue, but funny nevertheless, so worth the few pennies it takes to support it :D
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Postby xJimx » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:09 am

A BBC spokesman said: "We had spoken to the band repeatedly beforehand and they had agreed not to swear."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8418158.stm

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Postby skoptic » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:57 am

fuck you I won't do what you tell me..

I think it's hilarious. I haven't bought a copy if I find out online copies from amazon count maybe I'll do that today) - I think it is an issue only because I hate the bland crap that gets put out all year round by the big 5 record companies...
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Postby JP » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:19 pm

yeah the amazon online thing counts, just 39p :D
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Postby crapiecorn » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:31 pm

JP wrote: factory farmed X Factor winners

Got plenty of rage against that machine! Is this UK only ?
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Postby Big Good Wolf » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:45 pm

I haven't been following this, so I don't know all the details, but there was something in the paper about how Rage Against the Machine are signed to Sony Records and Simon Cowell has got some sort of link to Sony, so he wins either way and may even have set the whole thing up.

I didn't really read the article properly, so I may have got that wrong.
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Postby JP » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:30 pm

he wont benefit directly, but aye they are both on sony, thats not a secret.
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Postby mabli » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:31 pm

No I dont believe that Rage have anything to do with Simon Cowell, thats rubbish
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Postby spike » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:36 pm

i bought it, the first mp3 I have ever bought in fact. The first single I have bought in a very long time.
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Postby Johnstuff » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:41 am

I guess I sit on the fence? (well I don't but maybe the only suitable option in the poll)

I've not heard the song but I do hate x-factor pop rubbish. If a song is in the charts these days then I usually ignore it. There's so much great music that will never get in the mainstream media.
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Postby xrodolfox » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:51 am

Killing in the name is a great song. Buy it!

I'm in the US, so I don't think that my purchase would have any effect.
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Postby JP » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:49 am

actually i have to thank this campaign for re-introducing me to that song, it is bloody good!

1992! Time flies eh :D
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Postby bronco » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:54 am

JP wrote:1992! Time flies eh :D

Hehe, I still kind of remember the first time I heard it, and talking about it in school afterwards :) . I even played in a rage against the machine cover band, with the very inspired name 'rage against the maskin' :lol: .
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