May 5, 2011

Judas, the guy on the motorcycle wearing a crown of thorns.



"I fell in love with Judas," sings Lady Gaga.

Because, you know, the girl always falls for the bad boy.

And Lady Gaga always tries to out-Madonna Madonna.

BONUS: Lady Gaga and Yoko Ono.

35 comments:

Franklin said...

It's been said a million times, but still...

Try it with Islam, sweetie.

rhhardin said...

James Taylor and Carly Simon.

She looks pregnant and in love.

Actual music.

Phil 3:14 said...

Gaga: progressively more tiresome.

I'd say more like a cross between Madonna and the Spice Girls with some Marilyn Manson thrown in for good measure.

Phil 3:14 said...

So when does Serrano dip Lady Gaga in a huge jar of piss and call it art?

Ann Althouse said...

And then there was the "unreleased" Gaga song that Haley sang on "American Idol" last night. If Haley "goes home" tonight, will it not deflate Gaga on what should have been a big day for her?

No! Gaga is Gaga. It's Haley's tragedy if she couldn't snag the voters.

William said...

Is it possible to blaspheme the memory of Judas? Borges has a story that explains how Judas was the real Christ because he made the more perfect sacrifice: Judas offered not just his body but also his spirit and reputation for flagellation and disgrace.....Lady Gaga force feeds dada til you gag. Lada Nada. Anyway she succeeds in blaspheming the image of the pop Madonna.

Roadkill said...

Utterly lame theme... utterly lame lyrics...utterly lame video...utterly lame artist.

At least Madonna had separation between herself and the music.

Peano said...

This is why God created blonde law professors. Somebody has to keep up with Lady Gaga, and we certainly don't want the job.

madAsHell said...

The big question....

Will Lady Caca can generate more than 50 comments here?

Sixty Grit said...

She has a remarkable voice, not that one would know it from that over-produced video. The choreography appears to be derivative of or an unimaginative rehash of the dancing in Thriller.

The imagery does not really break any new ground - I have seen 2 Lady Gaga videos - both featured fire and water. But in this one she is dating a dude from Puerto Rico - where else could he be from - his side kick is named Jesus, so there you have it.

Step your game up, Lady G - you really can do much better.

jr565 said...

I didn't bother watching more than a few seconds, but was the guy riding next to them who kept looking their way the guy from The Boondock Saints?
I suppose I could watch the video and find out who he is, but I'd rather not.

Titus said...

I love Lady Gaga so much, although at 40 years old I believe I am too old too be one of her Monsters.

But Madonna, I mean come on. If Lady Gaga can continue to make hits for 25 years I will consider her in Madonna league.

I love Madonna equal to my love of Althouse.

I grew up with Madonna. The first time I saw her was the Burning Up video where she was on the road and I was in love. I was like 14 and totally went out to the road behind my parents house put the tape in the boom box and imitated every move she did on the video. I was wearing a bandana. Remember boom boxes and bandanas? Man I am getting old.

My favorite Madonna music experience was being high on ecstasy in NYC dancing at the famous Twilo. and being surrounded by thousands of shirtless, muscle head Chelsea boys. It was so fucking hot. Madonna, to the surprise of everyone in the club came to the stage and sang Ray of Light. The place was up for grabs. I hallucinated a little that night as I kept on telling my friends that I thought one of the guys at the club was Mao and the other guy was Pol Pot.

And in that night I met a guy who I did in the bathroom and I shot more than I ever shot in my life. It was like when you pour oil out of one of those oil cans you put in your car. It just kept on cumming and cumming and cumming. The guy was like man dude that was those most cum I have ever seen in my life. Next door to us in the bathroom, and I remember this well, the guy was pinching a nasty wet loaf. Sometimes you have to compromise and make sacrifices.

The next day my hog actually had a pulse. I could see it breathing and everything. I was scared that it was going to explode.

Thank you Madonna.

Titus said...

to not too before someone nails me.

AJ Lynch said...

A few months ago I said to someone at work that Lady Gaga was talented and her music was pretty good. My co-worker, who is a big music aficionado, said "she's nothing but a Madonna copycat".

Jason (the commenter) said...

My first reaction is to laugh. My second is: lazy, too much of everything!

Shouting Thomas said...

The usual.

Mark O said...

For 50 points

Compare and contrast Judas and Eve.

Jason (the commenter) said...

The blasphemy would be fine if the song were, you know, any good. Blasphemy with a bad song is just plain disrespectful.

Bob Ellison said...

RE: "out-Madonna Madonna"-- Lady Gaga has exactly Madonna's milky, contralto, not-a-real-singer quality (though Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is in fact a real singer) when she (Gaga) sings the words "poker face" in the tune by that name. Someone played cleverly with the mixing board.

Chris said...

I so rarely agree with Paglia but she was dead on about Gaga

edutcher said...

It was boring when Madge did this stuff.

Irene said...

Gaga so lacks the tinge of innocent pixie that Madonna could sprinkle into her material.

"Papa Don't Preach" comes to mind. Gaga could never imitate that.

Shouting Thomas said...

Sorry, but I couldn't do the Gaga & Yoko thing.

You do it for me.

Donald Douglas said...

I thought this was coming out over Easter weekend? I posted on it at the time but the clip wasn't available.

Thanks ...

PETER V. BELLA said...

I saw Gaga sing one of the old torch songs on T.V. one morning. Say what you want but that girl has a set of pipes that won't quit.

Ann Althouse said...

Ooh, and Haley survives. Poor Jacob is gone, but it was time for Jacob to separate himself from the show and get back to Jesus. You know, you only want to listen to Jacob singing about Jesus.

Alex said...

What is the big deal about Gaga? I know so many other female singer-songwriters more talented where it counts(music, singing). Even her main claim to fame, choreography is a poor-copy of Madonna.

Oh and Gaga will never touch Islam.

Moose said...

Look - she's a twunt. Can we move on now?

david said...
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Freeman Hunt said...

This is no "Personal Jesus."

Freeman Hunt said...

My first reaction is to laugh. My second is: lazy, too much of everything!

Ha ha. That was my reaction too.

It looked like her music video had a seizure.

The next edge-pusher is going to dance around naked while singing pop about how she loves the devil. And in the video, there will be a cut after each frame.

The Crack Emcee said...

Ann insists on revealing her embarrassing tastes again - Obama, Lady GaGa and now even Yoko - all symbols of cultural decline that she worships.

Just like Madonna.

As Camille Paglia said, if the world were run by women, we'd still be living in huts and wearing grass skirts.

And the music would be awful.

The Crack Emcee said...

BTW - I've got a backer for my band, and just went and bought a new sampler, so my time on the sidelines is now limited:

Get your act together, Ann - you will soon have me to artistically contend with.

HT said...

Can we go back to the beginning? Who is Lady Gaga, and why does she get so much coverage? I watched 3/4 of a minute of the video. I assume that is Lady Gaga. In an industry that now values pretty looks it seems over everything else, because everything else can be produced in, she's not all that pretty which is why, I imagine, she must sing in a bikini?

Continuing the crankfest, in reality those motorcycles don't sound all dreamy like that. I know because now I'm back in DC living along a fairly major street and every year the guys protesting the MIA vets come in on their choppers and they are obnoxious and LOUD, and go through neighborhoods where if there once was any sympathy for their cause they have now blown it out of the water.

Methadras said...

I find it hard to understand the perpetual need for these people to slam Christianity and invoke imagery of being the great messianic hypocrisy while a sub-human religion like Islam gets nary a mention. Is it continuously cool to keep this going? No one slams Hinduism because it's cool, polytheistic and they have great dance numbers. No one slams Buddhism because it just doesn't care because it's so zen. No one attacks Judaism from a main-stream pop music point of view. And Islam isn't even on the map.

Hey GaGa, try singing this:

Moha-mohammed
Moha-mohammed
Moho-mohammed
GaGa-Gagammed

and lets see how far that gets you. Idiot.