Some people just hate manufactured pop music and the whole commercial, soul stealing machine behind it. Some people love rock music. This is why a 35 year old rock DJ called Jon Morter, from South Woodham, started a campaign to stop Simon Cowell’s X-Factor single making the prized Christmas number 1 position. Jon Morter used Facebook to host his campaign, and quickly received a lot of faithful followers who went out and bought/downloaded Rage Against the Machine’s song.
The chosen song to beat X-Factor’s ballad by Joe McElderry was Rage Against the Machine’s 1992 song Killing In The Name. His campaign worked. As the charts now use music downloads to calculate the most popular music this made the job all the easier. Killing In The Name can be downloaded for as little as 29p from Amazon.com. New singles cost a lot more.
Well done Jon, and glad that an Essex boy was the brains behind the X-Factor’s downfall.
Oh, bad luck Olly, you too did Essex proud! If ever you tour in Essex then let us know and we shall give your free advertising!