Random thoughts of a Brit living in the Imperial Valley of California

The UK Christmas #1 (not)

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Maybe you’ve read about the campaign to stop X-Factor’s Joe McElderry from being the UK’s Christmas number 1, replacing it with Rage Against The Machine’s very angry anti-US racism expletive-laden “Killing in the Name. Maybe you’ve not?

Anywhoo, I’ve been hearing this a lot on Radio 1 over the last couple of weeks and I reckon this is the hands down winner for Christmas #1, except from what I understand it’s not even for sale. I present the excellent Mumford and Sons “Winter Winds”.

For comparison, here’s the X-Factor-manufactured pop contender:

and Rage’s social commentary (with profanity, beware!):

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December 16th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

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