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Damn.

I've been avoiding all things Gaga, suspecting I'd be hooked, sooner or later. Now I've seen the video for "Bad Romance," and, well, it's happened. There's such an weird and wonderful mix of influences here (The Eurythmics, Bowie, Nomi, Nina Hagan, Queen, Lene Lovich, Grace Jones, and, well, it just goes on and on). Wow.



The Lady can sing.

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tinkbell
Nov. 27th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
also this reminds me of the feeling of having a crush on Malcolm McDowell in The Clockwork Orange somewhere around age 13, while growing up around the spirituality shops of Boulder.
unknownbinaries
Nov. 27th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
It's like the Queen of All Drag took a whole bunch of DMT and then watched all the Madonna videos from the early nineties until 'Frozen'. I LOVE the video.

It's also been stuck in my head since wolven got it to load.
girfan
Nov. 27th, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)
I posted that video on my LJ earlier this week because of the shoes (though I'm not a big shoe person) but I have to admit I'm really liking her more and more as a singer/songwriter.
thefemaleknight
Nov. 27th, 2009 09:47 am (UTC)
I rebelled against the GaGa bandwagon for the longest time, too. But really, as a close friend of mine said, "She's hot and she knows how to write a good pop song. What's not to like?"

Nothing wrong with turning off your brain for some sweet, sweet dance-beat bliss.
laudre
Nov. 27th, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
This sort of music isn't much my cup of tea, but she's hot and she's damn good at what she does. Credit where credit's due.
tobyspit
Nov. 27th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
these videos make me wonder exactly how much creative control she actually has...did she create her own style? her own video ideas? her own lyrics? her own beats? to me she appears to be yet another pop puppet.
humglum
Nov. 27th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)


From what I understand, she was making a living writing songs for a number of pretty well known performers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga
tobyspit
Nov. 27th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, but what of her current persona is of her own creation?
novemberhour
Nov. 27th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Just about everything - she handles the production team behind her performance outfits and sets, and her image seems to be her thing.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 28th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)

Just about everything - she handles the production team behind her performance outfits and sets, and her image seems to be her thing.

That was my impression.
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vidyarajah
Nov. 27th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
I grew up as a product of the 1980's New York Hard Core punk scene, CBGB's was my second home. I grew up on a steady diet of Black Flag, Cro-Mags, Poison Idea, Motorhead, The Dead Boys, Richard Hell/The Voidoids, Lou Reed and Iggy. I lift weights, I regularly hammer the heavy and speed bag with solid strikes, I still wear steel-toed DMs, and habitually dress in all black. I can knock a dude out without remorse, then turn around towards the bar and have a learned conversation about the writing of Lawrence Durrell and Paul Eluard. I'm one of *those guys*, I'll freely admit that.

I think Lady Gaga is pretty goddamned cool. Seriously. Great sense of humor, an interesting visual aesthetic, and the seeming sense of aware, mocking darkness under the surface is wonderfully bracing. I'm the last person to rock out to dance music that isn't post-punk (I kinda stop at PIL, Killing Joke, Gang of 4, Siouxsie and The Sisters), but--I dig Lady Gaga. If I lose "punk points" for that...so be it! **grins**
greygirlbeast
Nov. 27th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)

and the seeming sense of aware, mocking darkness under the surface is wonderfully bracing.

Yep.
prose_lover
Nov. 27th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Ha!
GaGa is the current QUEEN of the pop scene. And since she is about the only other female solo artist who writes her songs aside from MADONNA, and has dominant creative control, she is something to watch out for. She plans to be the next MADONNA, but she's got some work to do...

Yes, hands down, GaGa is addicting.
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