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RATM for The UK Christmas Number 1.

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posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 04:28 AM
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I have done a search and could not find it anywhere, which is surprising how big it is.

This is about how HALF A MILLION people in the UK are buying
Rage Against the Machines - "Killing in the name of" single to stop the Xfactor
(A silly show where people come to prove themselves infront of people who tell them
if they are good or not) to become the Christmas No.1 hit.

This started from a small group of people who wanted to stand up against and wipe the smirk of Simon Cowell one of the judges that makes millions of these contestants.

And what perfect choice of song and group to stand opposition,
a band that stands for nothing but anti-establishment, anti corruption and anti media tycoons, the quote for this group is: "F*ck you, i wont buy what you sell me" a play on the lyrics from the song which says: "F*ck you, I wont do what you tell me".

It has been backed by LOADS of celebs and big names over here,
its something to bring back the fun of a Xmas no.1 and this group has raised over £5,000 for Shelter a charity for homeless people.

The Official RATM for Xmas No.1 Facebook page




posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 04:59 AM
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You do know that this isn't going to happen...

People are crazy over X-Factor, and there is only a select handfull of people who want to revolt against it!



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 05:03 AM
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Rumours are that Simon Cowell owns the rights to "Killing in the name of" and he is behind this. I wouldn't put anything past that man and he is very clever at manipulating the public.

After all he wouldn't be as rich as he is unless he was able to would he!

Either way he wins as millions buy RATM and Millions more buy the X Factor single.

Personally not in the slighest bit interested what is in the charts, that is for children and couldn't tell you many singles that have been number one since about 1986



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 05:05 AM
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I do miss the days of the good old Christmas song. ever since we have had X Factor we get an uninspired piece of pop drivel. I think I'd even prefer our Cliff Richard over the x factor nonsense. although you can't beat a bit of Slade.






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posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 05:12 AM
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I bought it too early, even though I own the album, I'm going to delete it from Itunes and buy again on the 18th



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 05:23 AM
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What are these 'charts' you speak of?

There are so many examples of consumerism that I do not subscribe to.
this has been one of them.

Personally I prefer 'The Circle Jerks'
*warning, contains language that would offend people who aren't offended by death, destruction,religion and mayhem, it seems.


and




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posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 05:48 AM
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Well i detest the X Factor. I can't stand it and the morons who watch it.

Okay no offense to those who do watch it, but it really has ruined the christmas number one. I'd like a christmas number one which isn't some manafactured rubbish singing a cover song.

I like John Lennon's Merry Christmas (War is over). I wouldn't mind seeing that as number one.

But sadly i know we'll get another X Factor winner. Someone who we'll all forget about in 12 months time, when the new series rolls round. The only person who ever won that show and has some talent in my opinion, is Leona Lewis. She can at least sing.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 06:23 AM
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I'll be buying Rage.

Screw Cowell and the mindless zombies in this country that only listen to what someone tells them to.

I'm a DJ and offered to play some tunes at my work's Xmas party last weekend. Not my usual club stuff, just disco, 80's and tunes folk know.

Then this started:

Overly drunk woman: "Can you play some of Madonna's new stuff?"
Me: "I don't have any Madonna, sorry. I don't have any chart music but i've got loads of disco"

Overly drunk woman 30mins later: "Can you play Beyonce?"
Me: "I already told you, i don't have any chart music, sorry"
Overly drunk woman: "What do you mean you don't have Beyonce?" (with a shocked look on her face as if the thought of me not having it was completely unfathomable to her)

Overly drunk woman later on again with male friend as backup: "Can you play the new Cheryl Cole tune?"
Me: *sigh* "That's tune really isn't any good you know"
Overly drunk woman: "I know, but can you play it anyway?"

These people aren't satisfied unless it's a song that they've been brainwashed by cause they've heard it over and over and over again on the radio.

I find it funny and enraging at the same time!




posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 06:24 AM
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Originally posted by arnold_vosloo
Rumours are that Simon Cowell owns the rights to "Killing in the name of" and he is behind this. I wouldn't put anything past that man and he is very clever at manipulating the public.


I highly doubt that Simon Cowell owns the rights to a song written by Tom Morello.

That seems proposterous.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 07:37 AM
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Originally posted by Nammu
I'll be buying Rage.

Screw Cowell and the mindless zombies in this country that only listen to what someone tells them to.

I'm a DJ and offered to play some tunes at my work's Xmas party last weekend. Not my usual club stuff, just disco, 80's and tunes folk know.

Then this started:

Overly drunk woman: "Can you play some of Madonna's new stuff?"
Me: "I don't have any Madonna, sorry. I don't have any chart music but i've got loads of disco"

Overly drunk woman 30mins later: "Can you play Beyonce?"
Me: "I already told you, i don't have any chart music, sorry"
Overly drunk woman: "What do you mean you don't have Beyonce?" (with a shocked look on her face as if the thought of me not having it was completely unfathomable to her)

Overly drunk woman later on again with male friend as backup: "Can you play the new Cheryl Cole tune?"
Me: *sigh* "That's tune really isn't any good you know"
Overly drunk woman: "I know, but can you play it anyway?"

These people aren't satisfied unless it's a song that they've been brainwashed by cause they've heard it over and over and over again on the radio.

I find it funny and enraging at the same time!



that's when you pull this out of the bag




posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 08:25 AM
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Bring Back RATM!

This would be fantastic to see. Music that actually means something and carries a message. Fantastic band. I am eternally grateful to have been able to see them live even if only once. Lyrical genius' especially for the age Zack and Tom were at their prime..Still played daily at my house and in my car lol



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 09:15 AM
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well said mate

i agree with you 100 percent.

listen to any popular radio station while driving and you'll hear the same crap played to death over and over again



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 09:40 AM
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also is a lovely sentiment giving what is going on in the world right now, bring back the spririt of the late 60's before they crushed us !!! Same we cant get Kasabian there toooo

Can't see the signs Of a real change a commin'
Take another sip From your hobo's wine
Get yourself a million miles From the concrete jungle
This is a time Full of fear full of anger
A heroe's exchange for a telephone line
Whatever happened to the Youth of this generation?
But you still ain't right



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 12:48 PM
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Well,just turned on radio 1 and looks like Rage against the machine has got the uk christmas no.1 spot.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 12:59 PM
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Yep, Rage are the UK Christmas No.1

All the profit, from sales, will be given to the UK homeless charity Shelter. I believe the meaning behind the song did resonate with the British public - it is very anti-authoritarian.

Plus, this is good for the music industry. We've killed off a manufactured pop tart



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 01:18 PM
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Such a wonderful day for the British people! You took back your power! Now let's move on to the BIG stuff




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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by infinite
Yep, Rage are the UK Christmas No.1

All the profit, from sales, will be given to the UK homeless charity Shelter. I believe the meaning behind the song did resonate with the British public - it is very anti-authoritarian.

Plus, this is good for the music industry. We've killed off a manufactured pop tart



Thats awesome. It would be nice for rage to come out with a new song, since supposedly they are 'back together' but that hasn't happened in a while and this is def awesome, nevertheless. Anyway, where can I find the information on the British Charts?



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 01:44 PM
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Everywhere I look it says lady gaga is number one in the UK right now?!?



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 01:57 PM
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Ah, see the news..

bbc.co.uk



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by arnold_vosloo
Rumours are that Simon Cowell owns the rights to "Killing in the name of" and he is behind this. I wouldn't put anything past that man and he is very clever at manipulating the public.



LOL you have no idea about or who RATM is apparently thats the most ridiculous thing i have ever heard i think.



Breaking News 12/19/09: News Flash from Tom Morello "RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE have just announced that if their single "KILLING IN THE NAME" is number one on the Christmas Week UK pop charts over the single from X-Factor winner they WILL PLAY A HUGE FREE CONCERT IN THE UK TO CELEBRATE THE VICTORY OF THIS HISTORIC PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN!!!! If the unprecedented grassroots movement to topple the X-Factor monopoly is successful in making Rage number one the group will return to UK shores sometime in 2010 for a massive "thankyou" gig. And get this...Rage have vowed to invite 2nd Place finisher, X-Factor empressario Simon Cowell, to MC the show! Said Rage guitarist Tom Morello late friday night: "Attention Freedom Fighters! RAGE VS. X-FACTOR WILL BE DECIDED BY SATURDAY'S SALES. Spread the word! Knock on doors! Host downloading parties! Knock over ladies buying X-Factor! The clock is ticking. And if "Killing in the Name" is number one WE ARE COMING. And it will be the victory party to end all victory parties." TM

www.ratm.com...
news.bbc.co.uk...

Destroyed



Every single concert they do is like this packed and still is till this day when they perform







[edit on 20-12-2009 by OpTiMuS_PrImE]



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