Rage against the X-factor
UPDATE: 21st December 2009 – WELL DONE EVERYONE (who took part in the facebook group and bought the single) – RAGE WON THE XMAS NO. 1 SPOT 🙂 what an amazing acheivement, it warms my heart to know that there is still some rebellion in music, after years of bland and fake music in the charts.
I’ve seen a great movement on the social networking site Facebook. In a reaction to the fake and ‘evil’ X-Factor program, a group has grown up promoting an idea – the idea is to buy a Rage against the machine track from 13th-19th December (2009) to try and take the coverted Christmas no.1 spot from whatever cover the eventual winner of X-Factor will churn out. The track can be downloaded from iTunes etc for it to count towards the Brtish charts (see the link below for full list of download locations).
X-Factor makes me feel queasy – people bang on about how good or talented some of the people are – but to me it misses the point.. anyone who prostitutes themselves to a contract with Simon Cowell are selling their souls – and the one thing about great music, it has soul… and if they are so fecking good, go out there and play the pubs, do the graft, earn the respect of your peers, and do it the proper way. If you can’t make it, you haven’t got it – and can only sell a few records because of the huge publicity machine behind you.
So good on the facebook group, and here’s to RAGE AGAINST X-Factor – you can take a look here; http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2228594104 and as they say, don’t by the track ( ‘KILLING IN THE NAME’ by Rage against the machine) until 13th Dec, else it won’t have the same effect.
YouTube publicity video; Rage against X-Factor
UPDATE: it’s past the 13th Dec, and you can now start buying the track… Amazon is OK – there was some worry as they are only 29pence, but it’s ok, they have confirmed their tracks at 29p do count (they loss lead with them, and do pay the 40p a track required), also Play.com, iTunes, Tescos etc all ok.