• The F-word: The Pogues controversy

    The popular 1987 classic song Fairytale of New York has entered headlines recently, and not just because it’s the Christmas season. The song’s use of the word ‘faggot’ in the lyrics (‘you scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot’) has stirred controversy around whether the song should be banned or...
  • Rhys’ Musical Christmas List – Part I

    There are certain methods many of us go through when transitioning over to the cheeriest holiday of the year. Here at Impact, we want to help with a small count down of some of the best songs around as you become the most jolly/emotionallyintouchwithChristmas as you can be! 12....
  • REVEALED: housemate who never takes out bins hates Fairytale of New York

    A new investigation by Impact has revealed that the one housemate who never puts the bins out for collection also thinks that Fairytale of New York by The Pogues isn’t that good a Christmas song. Finding time to comment in-between their busy schedule of doing absolutely nothing to help...