Once upon a time England was responsible for “other” music, non mainstream, kicking. Young DAVID BOWIE, THE SEX PISTOLS, THE HAPPY MONDAYS etc…
Today England idolizes pop music. This is where SIMON COWELL came from, the most influential person on music today.
But some brits are fed up with that.
The brain behind the talent TV show X FACTOR is the man and the legend Simon Cowell. He got great instincts for mega hits since the 80’s, and for that chapeau.
As the man charged for the X FACTOR frenzy, he made a very smart move by schedule the x factor finals in the middle of the Christmas / holidays season.
The single which Britons buy the most in the last 3 weeks of December gets to be the “Christmas song” in Britain, which means it get to be played on the radio all the time. In the last years the Christmas song is the winning x factor song. Kinda shitti situation indeed.
So this year some people had enough of this capitalist conformist pop fucked up situation and decided to do something about it.
These days, the best way to reach a critic mass and get to the people is using Facebook.
So they opened a group with a great idea – stick it to the man and get a different song to b the Christmas song this year. And just any song, one of the best suited songs for this war against the system: “killing in the name “by Rage against the machine.
The song was released in 1992 and was a great rock hit; kicking against the establishment, so there’s really no better song then that for this occasion.
A small thing that makes me smile is that “killing in the name” is not a radio song cos of the word FUCK that repeats numerous time in the great line “fuck you, I wont do what you tell me!”
The best thing is that it fucking works! There are more than 800,000 members in this facebook group, and counting. On Monday, the big online music shops said Rage sells better than x factor winner JOE McELDERRYS’ song.
I hope the struggle will hold on and that we, the misfits, will win.