Premiere of Lady Gaga's new video today

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by olympic, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member

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  2. my little pony

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    I love it! it makes me want to go back to spinning
     
  3. Fergus

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    FABULOUS! :swoon:

    The gays are already in a frenzy. :biggrinbo
     
  4. MikiAndoFan#1

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    It sounds fantastic! :swoon: :cheer2:
     
  5. tarotx

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  6. alhrayth

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    The video is blocked in my country but do I have to guess... "Express yourself"?
    Not impressed by this Gaga song, at all... too much noise, it puts me off trying to listen to the lyrics!
     
  7. Satellitegirl

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    I didn't care for it.

    ETA: Love "Express Yourself" though :)
     
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  8. Anita18

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    That was my thought within 5 seconds into "Born This Way." It's practically the same chord progression. :lol:

    Those guys are :grope: And who doesn't love David Fincher?
     
  9. Cyn

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    :eek: It *totally* sounds like Express Yourself. Come one, Ms. GaGa, I expect better from you - you're light years more talented than Ms. Ciccone.
     
  10. BigB08822

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    Just a correction, the SINGLE premiered today. The video doesn't have an official release date yet but I suspect it will be in 2-3 weeks. They usually save videos to keep the sales up when initial purchases begin to wane.

    I like the song but it is very similar to Express Yourself (which people forget sampled parts of the Staple Sisters "Respect Yourself") but I think that was all intentional. It is a throwback disco anthem. I think this is just a single to garner attention and her REAL smash will be the 2nd single they will release before the album in May. It is apparently titled Judas and is about backstabbing men. Any fans of Kelly Clarkson think that sounds familiar?
     
  11. Southpaw

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    Lazy Gaga

    I don't know, maybe for these kids who were barely even alive in the 80s this stuff looks and sounds original but for us geezers....
     
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  12. michiruwater

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    All I could think when I heard it was a) This is straight-up Madonna and b) Britney's new song was waaaaay better.
     
  13. Southpaw

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    Alright geezers, remember this?
     
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  14. Anita18

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    This is terrible, "Born This Way" came on the radio and now I have "Express Yourself" stuck in my head. :rofl: :rofl:

    You've got to make him EXPRESS HIMSELF HEY HEY HEY HEY!!! :rollin:
     
  15. Jenna

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    Well, I love the song's message! :D

    P.S. Johnny's new exhibition?
     
  16. Cyn

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    Wheeeeeee Dale Bozzio - She did it way before Madonna or GaGa ever did :respec: :cheer2:

    I have this album (Spring Session M) on vinyl - I need to find a way to convert that vast collection of music onto CD :wall: .
     
  17. Southpaw

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    I think she kind of went batshit crazy, though. :cold:
     
  18. Indra486

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    The song itself is okay. I don't love it as I did with Bad Romance or Telephone on the first run-through but:

    Orient made? Chola descent?

    Highly inappropriate for a song about acceptance and no judgment on a person's gender, race and sexuality.
     
  19. orbitz

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    Thumbs down. The song sounds more like a filler and not one ready for a single release.
     
  20. hydro

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    Total Express Yourself knock-off, right down to the gospel at the end. Heard the similarity the instant the chorus started the first time I listened. Just shows what a trail-blazer Madonna really is. Wasn't she talking about all this born-this-way stuff in 1986? I guess Lady Gaga is needed for a new generation (which means I'm getting old :shuffle:)

    The video should be interesting. Lady Gaga is as much a visual pop star as she is a musical one. Hopefully it'll be more fun and not so preachy.

    The Grammys performance is also being hyped more than a Weir SP.
     
  21. BigB08822

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    Again, Madonna took Express Yourself from the Staples Sisters song Respect Yourself. So her trailblazing was thanks to those that came before her as is true for everyone.
     
  22. olympic

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    Sorry for the misleading initial post. I thought a video was coming out. :(

    I've listened to it twice

    I guess I need my eyes opened. How is this 'Express Yourself'? It sounds more like rock n roll - guitar riffs, etc.

    Express Yourself was more electronic, softer, less edgy than this

    And I was a teen during the Madonna years and annoyed my parents with my allegiance to her,

    so I guess I know nuthin' 'bout music because I liked it. :)

    ETA : http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/12/us-singlereview-idUSTRE71B0BK20110212

    Reuters is giving it the thumbs up
     
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  23. tarotx

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    Alejandro always reminded me distinctly of La Isla Bonita.
     
  25. olympic

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    'Hold it against me' ? She can't even sing anymore. :scream:
     
  26. phoenixflamezzz

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    meh. big old meh. maybe it was hyped too much (by everyone else and also by her own pr camp)

    the sentiment behind the song is nice, but someone posted this quote on another board, and it kind of makes sense.

    and yeah, poor choice in using "chola" and orient".
     
  27. BigB08822

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    Alejandro had an eery similarity to Ace of Base's "Don't Turn Around" I am sure there are videos on youtube comparing them.

    Here is one showing the comparison of BTW to Express Yourself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKAVVe1rXQ

    Here is one comparing Alejandro and DTA:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g--BGM9ty6c

    The second is less obvious and more about the beat, but the first is just hard to not notice but I don't think it is a matter of theft like some want to play it up to be.
     
  28. tarotx

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    I guess people would say it was thief because so much of Gaga is similar to Madonna.

    My take is that this is what happens when you have an idea of what you want to create and you allow the idea to rule instead of allowing it to be natural.
     
  29. orbitz

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    But Madonna's song was/is good. Gaga's song is instantly forgettable.
     
  30. BigB08822

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    That's your opinion. :p