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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Lady Gaga's "Applause"

As we already know from Lady Gaga herself, David Bowie is one of her influences.  With her new single "Applause", all I see and hear is David Bowie.  First the picture of her with the smeared clown make-up reminds me of Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes" song.

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Then in the first stanza of Lady Gaga's song, the intonation of her voice is very much like the intonation Bowie used in his album "Hours".  I'm not a fan of Lady Gaga, but I do like a few of her songs like "Bad Romance" because it was different.  The concept of "Applause" just reminds me of Bowie's song "Fame".  She is using too many Bowie elements so that she is not influenced by him, but copying.

Here is "Applause" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bHhpufKRjs

2 comments:

Éric Soucy said...

I agree, no creativity here. Only formulated stuff. It's lovely to see that you have done your homework on Bowie. Great Blog my friend

The Red Wolf said...

Thank you! I think I'm obsessed with Bowie :)