Friday, March 18, 2011

*bafflement*

...lest anyone think Lady GaGa is original...




I hardly know where to begin. Marianne Faithfull sounds like she's channeling Greta Garbo. I dunno - tuneless droning in a spangled wimple? Bee-zarre!

And Bowie shaking his chest feathers is very, well, Bowie. Or was. Um. Did he invent manorexia? *sheesh*

Is it just my imagination or do they look a littled hopped-up?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

what no mention of the placement of his hands?
AC

Anonymous said...

More than a little disturbing. Maybe Lady GaGa actually channels David Bowie...

Tolewyn said...

I have always thought that Tim Curry was drawing heavily on Bowie from this era for his performance in Rocky Horror.

As for hopped up...her definitely but Bowie it's always been a coin toss.

Tole

DaddyBear said...

What? Pop singers in the 70's on drugs? Shocked, yes shocked, I am that entertainers in the 70's were using drugs!

phlegmfatale said...

AC - Dazzle-camouflage. There's so much to work with there that I didn't know quite where to carve into the beast.

Anonymous- for all his strangery, David Bowie had a more gentle arc, I think. Definitely more refined and elegant, for all that space-foo.

Tole - I admit that watching the video for the 40th time (and before posting it) I said "Oh, Rocky!