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Hey all, let's get that angry song that doesn't need any more sales to no.1...
Let's stick it to Da Man!!!!
Great gag, can't wait.
And you did it with John Cage last year, also with high profile support, also for charity. Remind me how that went?
it's better than the campaign to get Half Man Half Biscuit's All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit to number one, set up by people who seem not to have realised HMHB also have a song called It's Cliched To Be Cynical At Christmas.
It is another facebook campaign but they are pissed off with the Xfactor over their treatment of a children's charity.
I'M GONNA BE ALL JOLLY
AT THE GAY
Lets get this to number 1 instead: https://www.facebook.com/pages/That-Screaming-Noise-from-Invasion-of-the-Body-Snatchers-for-Xmas-No1-2011/141219125933707
give your 79p to an orphanage or something...
and let it be the complete banker by the divine comedy
There's a band called Shelter. Duh.
any other nirvana song hit number one
then i'd probs go for it.
So what if it was done with Rage before? That one worked out pretty well, why wouldn't this? Just because it's been done before doesn't make it a completely irrelevant notion.
Ok, maybe it was vaguely amusing the first time round but the notion that anyone's 'sticking it to The Man' or making some sort of statement of defiance is fairly stupid. And of course any sort of close chart battle would more than likely significantly boost sales of the X Factor single as well, that'll show 'em.
And if we really have to do this could people not pick better songs, rather than just go for the obvious teenage rebellion angle? Maybe something more fittingly and traditionally Christmas #1?
if people just, you know, bought music they liked on a regular basis, we wouldn't need manufactured campaigns to oust X Factor from its chart dominance. Songs would battle it out organically and it'd be much cooler when a single got to number 1 ahead of X Factor.
I think people do just buy the music they like, but the majority of people seem to like the chart and X factor shit.
Not just all chart stuff? So, it doesn't really matter whether you buy Nirvana or Katy Perry, the result is the same.
And whilst it's a bit shit that X Factor are stepping on toes on the naming front, and I quite like the idea that X Factor could be subdued and put in it's place, it's probably time to just move on and be content that the Rage thing was what it was (a right place, right time one-off).
give the 79p directly to Rhythmix if you're fighting their cause
this campaign is raising the profile of Rhythmix and what appears to be a very shitty move from X-factor to not backdown after copying their name.
Maybe everyone could donate to the legal costs that Rhythmix are having to fork out to fight the x-factor. I find the idea that Rhythmix are having to spend their cash, not on good causes, but on lawyers to combat the x-fucks in court truly abhorrent.
It's not like the RATM campaign was given more deference by whichever charity it was supporting, the crux of the campaign is still 'LET'S GET TEEN SPIRIT TO NUMBER ONE COWELL BOOO'.
and just for fun here's the (superior?) Peel session
In the past, you could waste hours of your life talking to new acquaintances before realising they were, in fact, eye-wateringly tedious bellends. Now you just have to find out if they bought the RATM one / the John Cage one / will buy this Nirvana one. So much effort saved.
Plus, if you're short of cash, you can tap them for a quick few quid by visiting their house, picking up a few of their cds, and selling them back to them. "If you REALLY like this song, you'll buy it again..."
There is a new page on facebook to get pearl jam's Alive for no.1.
How cool would that be Pearl jam vs Nirvana in 2011 to prove grunge still is Alive!
...we may have to let grunge die after all :(
to prove that it is still alive.
it doesn't even have any symbolic PURPOSE
Rage: went "fuck you, I want do what you tell me", actually got to number 1, upset whichever Cowell drone it was up against.
Cage: the fact it consisted of silence was a sort of symbolic gesture (except it issn't and the idiots leading the campaign completely missed the point, because the piece isn't actually silence, it's a musician not playing music, but hey ho); it didn't come anywhere near the top of the charts.
Nirvana: global smash hit single off 30m-selling major label rock album. Zero symbolic value.