i tried to ignore this, i really did. my intention for writing these posts are to talk about the shit that i like. in fact, i cover the bands and artists that i respect and listen to. i cover artists you might not know much about. that being said, i couldn’t ignore this hype machine any longer.
i have heard and read a thousand articles about gaga’s new record and single “born this way”, due out sometime soon…i couldn’t resist. i fired up the single and i swear to christ, i thought i was listening to “express yourself” by madonna. this is a pure and true rip off. the bass thumps, the message screams “i’m down with the gays and i’m proud!” and the whole thing stinks.
i’m calling you out gaga. enough already. the meat dress was amusing. the stripping was alright, because lets face it…you aren’t that pretty, but you were naked, so people were bound to come and watch out of sheer curiosity. but this? c’mon.
madonna did it first and did it better. madonna was sexy. you’re creepy. marilyn manson shocked me. the fake blood and oddball hats…you bore me. in fact, you bore us. you can say what you want about this chick, and trust me, i was on board with the whole creating an image/brand thing when she first broke out, but this is just annoying.
if you’re going to steal, just remix it. or cover it. don’t throw your own cheesy raps (right around the 2:48 mark) on a massive pop classic and call it your own. please go away…and take kathy griffin with you.
it’s tired. it’s contrived. and its headed for the top of the charts kids. enjoy.