Friday, 18 December 2009

Rage Against The Machine For Christmas Number 1 - Why I'm backing the Campaign

No, I won't do what you tell me. Whether Rage Against The Machine's legendary 'Killing in the name' hits the number 1 spot for Christmas or not isn't the main thing with this notorious campaign for me. The reason I'm backing it is twofold- first up, the campaign is raising money for charity, and second, it's a glorious two fingers raised to the brainwashed masses who mistake televised karaoke for entertainment.

A lot of people are bringing up the fact that Rage are on Sony, which is thus lining Simon Cowell's enormous pockets still further, but I don't care about that. What I care about is the endless stream of watered down slush masquerading as music that is being force fed to us. Also what I care about is the rest of us, us X-Factor hating, chart-despising people having a chance to make ourselves heard for once. The X-factor is an overblown monstrosity that has sapped what little life was left in pop music and turned expression into a bloody game show.

It's depressing that there's A KARAOKE COVER OF A MILEY CYRUS SONG being touted to us as something good. it isn't. It's trash, pure and simple, and while yes, there is something of a herd mentality to the campaign to get rage Against the Machine to number one, it's because there's a herd of us that are sick to the back teeth with having this crap rammed down our throats across every possible media outlet.

Even if the sea of people supporting the campaign lose out to the offensively idiotic sugar-coated X-Factor entry, we've still made a point. Not all of us can be fooled into thinking that soulless, inane, heavy handed attempts to tell us what to like. Not all of us spend our lives screaming over Jedward and their ilk. Not all of us want to have this crap splattered all over our screens, newspapers, radios and internet feeds 24/7. What we want is for you to accept that the public still has a voice beyond the mindless drones that the X-factor has amassed, probably through subliminal advertising like in 'They Live'. A good number of us would rather listen to a 17 year old song about genuine issues. Yeah, 17 years old and the song is still way ahead of anything the X-factor has offered us.

Everyone- get the mp3, and let's have a Christmas to remember. Whether it hits #1 or not, you've still won. Plus, it would frankly be hilarious.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE 'RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE FOR CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1' FACEBOOK GROUP, WHERE YOU CAN FIND ALL THE LINKS YOU NEED TO PURCHASE YOUR MP3

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