Rage Against The Machine swear on Radio Five

Kerrang! Awards 2008 - ArrivalsHas the world gone mad?

This Rage Against The Machine For Christmas Number One campaign has the entire country in a flap.

Not only is it possible that we may have a Xmas number one that isn’t an X Factor winners song, but anyone listening to BBC Radio Five this morning had to endure several droppings of the F-bomb.

Chatting to Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty, all 4 band members were interviewed and then went on to perform a live version of Killing In The Name.

The band were doing a great job not swearing, but at the climax of the song, they unleashed a host of fucks and the sound was faded out.

As the sound of the band was drowned out, show co-host Shelagh Fogarty said: “Get rid of it.”

“Sorry, we needed to get rid of that because that suddenly turned into something we were not expecting. Well, we were expecting it but we asked them not to do it and they did it anyway. So buy Joe’s records instead.”

Dear BBC,  did you really tell Rage Against The Machine not to swear? The lyrics are “fuck you I won’t do what you tell me” – think about it.

Have a listen for yourself.

Post Author: Frankie Genchi

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