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Pow! Take THAT, The Man! [Dec. 16th, 2009|12:08 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello has said that beating the X Factor single to Christmas number one will be a "wonderful dose of anarchy".


"My hope is that one of the results of this whole Christmas season is there'll be a new generation of rockers who will take on the establishment with the music they write."

Anarchy! Taking on the establishment! Excellent. This will be a great result for the tiny little independent label that this song is no doubt released on.

Epic Records released Rage Against the Machine's self titled debut album on November 6, 1992. The album included the singles "Killing in the Name", "Freedom" and "Take the Power Back".

Epic Records is an American record label. It is a premier subsidiary label of Sony Music Entertainment.

Anarchy, there.

[User Picture]From: catbo
2009-12-16 12:10 pm (UTC)
there's a wonderful rumour that Simons Cowell + Fuller had bought the rights too so they could be on a double win this christmas.
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From: shewho
2009-12-16 12:18 pm (UTC)
yeah, since this started i've been wondering which The Man exactly is meant to be losing...
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-12-16 01:32 pm (UTC)
THE MAN, man!
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[User Picture]From: pookee
2009-12-16 12:30 pm (UTC)
I gave up caring about the Christmas No. 1 yonks ago, when I realised the Great British Public really are braindead sheep.

I'm not sure who are worse, really, the sheep who are buying the X-Factor dirge or the sheep who are buying the RATM rubbish. I suppose at least the RATM one is raising money for charidee, which can only be good even if ultimately it still lines Cowell's bulging pockets.
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[User Picture]From: sevenwindmills
2009-12-16 01:49 pm (UTC)
It's a bit like 4AD and XL releasing singles to go up against each other really. One company gets all the money (ie in this case it'd be Beggars), and the other two get the profile.

Talking indies, the campaign to get Sufjan Stevens to Christmas number one seems to have failed miserably - it doesn't even make the Top 200. (that'll be Michael Buble on 200 sales there)

TBH, the amount raised for Shelter so far is a very good thing, and if this is what it takes for people to then think about it, I'm all for it!
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From: flounderingfool
2009-12-16 08:29 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-12-16 10:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, but I've got a mixed doner kebab.
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[User Picture]From: amuchmoreexotic
2009-12-17 12:23 am (UTC)
Here is a persuasive counter-argument from the Radio Clash podcast guy.
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