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Lady Gaga — where’s the beef?

Posted by keithosaunders on February 6, 2010

For the last few months I’ve been hearing a lot about this great pop sensation, Lady Gaga.  People have reported how she is the natural continuation of self-invented personas, such as Madonna or Prince.  I am sad to report that her music makes Madonna’s sound like Aretha Franklin.

I watched a few videos of her today.  It is painfully  obvious that she cannot carry a tune and that her voice is predominantly doctored in the studio.  What’s the gadget-du jour?  Auto-tune.  Now that’s a device for our age.  No one should ever have to hone a craft. Why learn drums when you can just as easily program a beat.  No need to practice boring scales on the piano when your synthesizer can sequence the fastest of runs for you.

The thing about Gaga’s videos is — you barely see her for more than a second before the image changes.  Her clothes, a series of loud, leathery outfits, left me cold.  There was nothing inherently sexy about them.  Not even a hint of cleavage.  She could just as easily be a man in a wig. 

The pièce de résistance:  Even her name is contrived — taken from a Queen song called Radio Gaga.  So much for any shred of originality.


4 Responses to “Lady Gaga — where’s the beef?”

  1. planetofbob said

    I first came aware of this…. well, singer isn’t the word… Performer, no… how about monstrosity about a year ago through the websites for the British Press. These people were reporting on her every single day like she was the second coming.

    When I did finally get a chance to see her, well all I can say is that having a 13 year old daughter and an influnce like this in the world is not a great thing.

    • anon said

      You are an idiot. Don’t you screen what your daughter watches? It’s MTV, and it comes with a rating-a clear warning. If you don’t like it, just don’t let your daughter watch it.

      • First of all, how do you know I have a daughter? Second of all, I am much more offended by the lack of substance in Gaga’s music than anything she wears. What are you, a puritan? The Republican party’s ideals are pornography to me. Low-cut tops and leather outfits…that’s just flash. Who cares about that?

  2. Do you guys think that she would do well in this year ?

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