I adore Lady Gaga. And I think she’s at her best when she’s gaudy, luscious, over-the-top, balls-to-the-wall, no-holds-barred, straight up insane. And good god, does she go there with the music video for “John Wayne” off her latest album Joanne. It is glorious. Enjoy!
Happy Friday everyone!
I’m a sucker for a good mash-up, and this is so good. Lady Gaga is heavily influenced by shock rocker Marilyn Manson (and there has even been a rumor that Gaga actually is Manson) and the way their music fits together is a testament to that. It’s too bad that Manson is reportedly not a fan of Gaga’s; I would kill for a collaboration.
The Mother Monster has any number of creepy songs that would fit with this month’s theme (“Monster” and “Teeth” and “Judas” come to mind), but this one I think takes the cake. The delicious, cyanide-laced cake. We hear stories all the time about women who correspond with, and even marry, incarcerated serial killers. And while that may be the extreme, I think there are a lot more of us who are in fact drawn by “bad boys” (or girls.) The people whose darkness speak to the darkness within us. It’s a bad choice, but one that is often made freely, a surrender to temptation, needing the bad and accepting the corruption that comes with it.
Here’s Lady Gaga with “Bad Romance.”
(Hat tip Who Killed Bambi)