Thursday, December 17th, 2009
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Zack de La Rocha STILL won't do what you tell him, okay?

"We asked them not to do it and they did it anyway."
—BBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty apologizes to listeners after Rage Against the Machine singer Zach de la Rocha "unleashed a barrage of F-words on Radio Five Live's breakfast show." The band was performing its 1992 hit "Killing In The Name," the lyrics to the final verse of which are "F-word you, I won't do what you tell me/ F-word you, I won't do what you tell me/ F-word you, I won't do what you tell me/ F-word you, I won't do what you tell me/F-word you, I won't do what you tell me/ F-word you, I won't do what you tell me/F-word you, I won't do what you tell me/ F-word you, I won't do what you tell me/F-WORD YOU, I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME/ F-WORD YOU, I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME/F-WORD YOU, I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME/ F-WORD YOU, I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME/F-WORD YOU, I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME/ F-WORD YOU, I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME/F-WORD YOU, I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME/ F-WORD YOU, I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME/MOTHERF-WORDER/UGH!" So badass.

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Hez (#147)

I fucking love that song so fucking fucking fucking much.

rj77 (#210)

Fuck yes.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Frigga?

Matt (#26)

Yeah but did Tom start stripping?

kneetoe (#1,881)

I can't figure out what the F-word is. Wait, don't tell me, give me one more letter.

Starts with F and ends in uck and it's not fire truck.

That's not how Brits talk at breakfast? Huh.

Bittersweet (#765)

Too worried about the libel laws.

mathnet (#27)

The presenters then introduced the band expecting the "clean" version of the song to be performed.

Which would be the worst song ever.

Alex Balk (#4)

It should probably be "expecting."

mathnet (#27)

"Not seriously!"

Mindpowered (#948)

There's a clean version?

Mary HK Choi (#1,469)

Nah dude, I won't do what you tell me.

Hez (#147)

I'm rude. I won't do what you tell me.

"But you don't understand, we didn't TELL them, we asked them, and quite politely, too."

NinetyNine (#98)

Those Harvard kids, they know from rebellion.

fek (#93)

Doesn't *quite* do the original justice, but it works, I suppose.

Dave Bry (#422)

Awfully uncooperative. It wouldn't really have changed the meaning of the song that much if they'd just changed the words to "FUDGE you, I won't do what you tell me!"

mathnet (#27)

"Fun Jews. . ."

Mindpowered (#948)

"Fudd view"

The whole not listening to BBC's request, very appropo, no?

Or was that the subtle humor behind this post?

Oh Balk, I see what you did there!

LondonLee (#922)

Whoever called them Rage Against My Parents was pretty spot on.

raf_oh (#1,296)

Those with knives
Are justified

Mackle (#446)

I miss Ben Folds "Rockin the Suburbs" takedown of Rage Against the Machine.

"You better watch out or else I'm gonna say F…."

Dr. Spaceman (#1,211)

That's more of a criticism of certain fans, isn't it?

elecampane (#1,877)

Worst of all? They sang it down the phone to Andrew Sachs's answering machine.

Alex Balk (#4)

Nice.

elecampane (#1,877)

I keep thinking about this and it is my considered opinion that the only thing that could improve the Awl is Balk/Choire viddycasts. Why do I like eavesdropping when smart men argue?

pemulis (#903)

Oh man I bet their mom is gonna be so pissed when she finds out!

#56 (#56)

Is this your way of saying you're NOT doing the break-up post?

IBentMyWookie (#133)

It's spelled Zack, Balc.

attackerman (#1,193)

The first time I heard it, the radio censored it in such a way that it sounded like "Jew, I won't do what you tell me."

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