Lady Gaga, Love or Hate her?

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LADY GAGA, love her or hate her?

  1. Love her!!!

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    48.6%
  2. Hate Her!!!

    54 vote(s)
    51.4%
  1. Fistfuck

    Fistfuck Slowest to 2000 posts

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    Right. There's no reward handed out for ignorance.

    However, I had never heard of her until I shot an interview with her late last year. I swear to God, only a month or so later she blew up and was everywhere. I'd like to think I had something to do with that...

    I like her. I think pop music as a genre is getting and more interesting now that the boyband phase has all but completely waned.
     
  2. Body Boy

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    Count me in on this group as well. While a lot of bubble gum pop irritates me for the similarities, I find heavy metal just as often, if not more, repetitive and flimsy as a style choice. I mean, I remember going to school and a bunch of us would make fun of the kids with KISS and AC/DC black sweatshirts on (YES, okay, we were assholes; And I do kind of like AC/DC and KISS, probably because they aren't 'all out' metal). I just think it brings up discussion a lot when I do not see what to discuss. Like...heavy metal...loud and guitar solos...yay guitar solos...oh, that is it. :(



    Well it IS a horror forum. Most people live in 'caves', as in their house, 23.5 hours of the day, except to get a bag of popcorn/chips or two. :banana:
     
  3. Darga

    Darga Narcissistic Personality

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    I'm not surprised. I just barely heard of her myself. I don't watch TV or listen to the radio much so I never encountered her that way. After stumbling across her name a couple times in the newspaper I decided to take a peek at her on YouTube. So the fact that someone in this forum is even more successful than me in completely avoiding pop culture doesn't seem like too much of a stretch.
     
  4. baggio

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    On that blew up & is everywhere thing. How true that is. Her music is everywhere. From radio, music videos, background in television shows & movies.
    Its everywhere. They use her music in those various dance reality shows, etc...
    She herself has been on just about every music award show, late night show, morning news show, American Idol type stuff, etc...

    That's why I figured How can anyone not notice her?

    On my opinion of her. I didn't pick either choice because I don't love or hate. But she is pretty decent. She quite interesting performer (by the way I like all types of music. From metal to country) Her Paparazzi video is haunting. (I urge people to take a look at the video) I do like the fact that she signs live most of the time. A rarity among most pop stars.
     
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  5. crikan

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    There are a lot of things people can spend their leisure time on that don't include network television, MTV and pop music radio. I myself no longer have any TV shows I watch regularly that aren't related to the NFL. I listen to video game, sports and horror related podcasts when in my car. I play video games or watch movies when I have a couple a hours to kill. Before cable TV and the Internet it would have been impossible to escape Pop music's flavor of the month but thankfully its very easy these days.

    CrazyFatEthel said in another post that Avril Lavgine is one the best bands of the 2000's. I couldn't stop laughing because I have never heard one of her songs, know the title of one of her songs, or have any idea what she sounds like. I've seen her name mentioned on message boards so I'm aware she's very popular, but she's not showing up on my radar. I'm only 34 but you kids on this board make me feel old. I'm very close to starting all of my posts with "Back in my day.." :)
     
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  6. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    No- I have a very tiny nose.

    And actually, I'm not taking the criticism of her as a performer seriously. Everyone's entitled to their opinions, especially when it comes to music. No 2 people can be expected to share even remotely similar tastes. I'm just sick and tired of the brainless, superficial criticisms of every woman in music these days. She doesn't even have to open her mouth and people would automatically call her a slut and a man! That's just downright ignorant and hateful. And it's not even creative, as far as insults go. Still- people don't really know anything about her. She hasn't even had any time to do anything bad. Get in fights, get a DUI, say something political, have a sex-tape stolen, or be the escort of a man arrested because someone was shot at the club they were at.

    And if the problem is she's too visible... just once- why doesn't someone blame the people shoving pop stars in our faces instead of the pop stars themselves? And the probably soon-to-be-famous "porn" comment pages ago, was stupid. It has nothing to do with Lady Gaga. Even if someone said that about Michelle Malkin, I'd say it wasn't a funny joke. (Shy of the "record contract" detail)



    Oh, I like hard music (3 of my favorite groups are L7, Smashing Pumpkins, and Lords of Acid). :D Just not metal. Metal is, to me, the rock music equivalent of food gone bad. Kiss makes me want to puke. Twisted Sister are noise with no soul. "Pour Some Sugar on Me" is just skanky (as are most of the men in any metal band, take your pick) and serves better as an anthem for Diabetes. Bon Jovi are tuneless (they must all be partially deaf). And those are just the mainstream bands. I almost yearn for that music when the alternative is something like Cannibal Corpse. Or any number of those trashy underground metal bands, all from very silly sub-sub-genre names. That shit just gives me a headache. It's absolutely not music, it's just noise.

    However... out of the garden of weeds that is metal (and pre-1990's industrial)... I think Metallica and Alice in Chains are 2 bands worth giving a reprieve to. Overall.
     
  7. aoiookami

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    I find it a little strange people havnt heard of her too. I mean, I don't listen to the radio or watch TV either, but I surf the net. She's been all over youtube, msn, yahoo, the like. -Shrugs- Who knows.
    Anyway, I dont love her, or hate her. Those options are too extreme. I think she's good, I didnt care for her at first, but then listened to some of her acoustic performances of her songs on youtube and was really impressed, she is actually a talented singer and musician, unlike 80% of the pop icons out there now, so props for that.
     
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    I just thought of another place you might hear some Lady Gaga music.

    Strip Clubs. ;)


    Also , I'm not trying to offend , trust me. How do I put this? But Britney, Lady Gaga, etc... have a sizable gay following (besides the obvious young girl teens)

    So that may be part of the reluctance to liking these types of pop stars.

    Its just my humble theory. Hope not to offend. I'm not gay, but I enjoy this type of music from time to time. In fact I'm a big fan of Kylie Minogue , and we all know she a has a large following in the gay community. Doesn't bother me, I like her music, I could care less if someone was judgmental about this info or the fact that young teens like her music.

    And for all you that are little behind in the current scene.

    Treat yourself, take a look at Shakira's new video She Wolf

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aEW_Z5Va5s



    Get out more people! :D
     
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    How is that offensive? lol
     
  10. baggio

    baggio Well-Known Member

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    It not , but when you write something vs speaking one on one, sometimes the tone can be taken different ways.
     
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    After her (fake) cat fight with Madonna, I sure do like her a lot more :D
     
  12. Ash28M

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    Sorry can't say I've heard of her. The name is catchy.

    ..oh wait I just looked her up. My GF listens to that garbage all the time. I can't stand that Pop processed crap.
     
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    Pretty much in the same boat. Never heard of the wench before, and don't see much need to after checking her out.

    Its really sad how much (or, as time passes and I get more mired in the "it's all sounding like shit, so I don't give a shit" rut, how *little*) I hear now that sounds like a tired retread of the same pop/rock/soul I was listening to 10, 20, even 30 years ago. Not that I was heavy into grunge, but what the fuck has happened since in terms of creativity? Seems like grunge was the last attempt to do *anything* new, and now no one can figure out how to make music unless it involves blatently ripping off the sound of top 40 talent from decades past (or remixing it on a hip-hop album). And then patting themselves on the back for their "creativity" (if the mouth breathers declaring Kanye West a "musical genius" aren't Satan's demonic horde heralding the coming Apocalypse I don't know what the hell could be).

    Alice in Chains is one of the few metal (although more grunge, IMO) groups I have CDs of. There was some serious depth in Staley's and Cantrell's lyrics/vocals, and the music pushed beyond mindless head banging while defiantly standing firm in its foundations. Same with vintage Ozzy/Sabbath, and a few nods to Judas Priest, pretty much begins and ends my foray that direction. Most of the rest is just repetitive crap.

    You pretty much summed up the how. Youtube is like having premium package cable, satellite dish, and international internet feed TV - thousands of choices yet almost every damn channel is the same half arsed reality TV show. When I surf the net, I try to look for something interesting, and that rarely means hitting the usual haunts that today's excuses for pop culture icons get their internet airtime.
     
  14. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I've heard her music but none of it really sticks with me. I love dance pop, but I'm underwhelmed by her music.
     
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    Lady Gaga's grandmother lives in a small town near me-- Glendale, WV. There was an article in the local newspaper with the grandmother. Naturally Granny is proud of her little Gaga.

    When I first got a good look at Gaga I thought I was 13 again and seeing Dale Bozzio from Missing Persons on MTV. At least you could listen to their music. They still get on the radio even today. I'm not too sure about Gaga's fame lasting 25 years later.
     
  16. baggio

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    What are some of these interesting untapped sites you go to. Please share your finds.

    P.S. - I could name about 100 pop culture icons that have zero internet influence.

    And wasn't Alice in Chains just part of the alternative / grunge movement. They didn't invent it, right? So they are just repeating what others before started. So if that's ok, then bands / singers now sounding like of old is ok too imo. ... Neil Young ... cough...

    Imagine if Motown just was one group/singer. Pretty boring huh. I'm glad that there are singers out there influenced by yesteryear sounds. Not to long ago we had Wolfmother bringing back that Black Sabbath type sound.
     
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    I like Gaga..for someone so famous,she seems very humble,and quick to shout out to her fans,never forgetting that it is they who brought her to the success level she currently enjoys.

    Her get-ups (seemingly-ridiculous as they may be) are one-of-a-kind,(and I don't care what people say about that Irish performer no one heard of til now,there's only so may ways to create the effect of a planet orbiting your head,if that's the look you're going for).

    She rolls with the inevitable jealous,vicious punches (comments suggesting hermaphroditism,transexuality,and overall ugliness,which would send most into the corner crying,or shaving their heads bald-Britney Spears,I'm talkin' to you!)...and her music is fun,rarely deeper than a dime,and catchy as all hell.

    Like this type of music or not (I generally don't,you won't find Fergie,Christina Aguilera,or any of the usual pop tarts in my player)songs like "Boys,Boys Boys",
    "Love Game" and "Money Honey" stick in your head,and get you moving.

    My tastes range from classic David Bowie and The Cars,to The Crystal Method and REO Speedwagon,to The Pet Shop Boys,all the way to the occasional Rihana song,(LOVE Disturbia and its Grace Jones in Vamp vibe).

    Talent is talent.When live,Gaga hits keys and sustains notes longer than most any female performer without annoying the absolute shit out of me before its over.When I decided to grab her CD after watching her perform,I was dismayed to find the disc had a processed,restrained feel so unlike her true stage persona. Her big hat/tea cup eccentricity off-stage only adds to the appeal,as far as I'm concerned. You have to have some serious confidence under your belt to sport some of those outfits.

    It doesn't hurt that she has a great,curvaceous figure,better than most ladies in the business,and she can shake it.(In best Maddy from F13th:New Blood voice:"Hermaphrodite my ass!")
     
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    Metallica has sucked ass since 1989. That bald retard, Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins as hard music?? Please man you should go on tour with Henny Youngman and Rodney Dangerfield as a comedian.
    As for any 'derogatory' comments about Lady Gaga: when you sing, if you can call it that, about riding a disco stick and perform with your ass hanging out you open yourself up for any criticism that comes your way real or satirical. There's plenty of talented females out there-Sarah Mclachlan, Sarah Brightman, Nelly Furtado, Feist and they succeed on talent, not looking like outcasts from the latest Hustler video. Lady Gaga=talentless crap. Don't even try to turn this into some bullshit, pseudo-feminist debate-shit is shit whether perpetrated by men or women.
     
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    I'll concede she's cute. But the music is dull.

    As someone else said here, I'd much rather listen to Moloko/Roisin Murphy. For pop, it is far more interesting, innovative, and original.
     
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    Where the fuck did I say they invented grunge? Someone stated they despise metal but made an exception for AiC, and I concurred.

    Well, since you went there, its because they *didn't* mire themselves in the same rute others started that I made the exception. Thought I stated that pretty clear. I can't say the same thing about just about anything I've heard on the music scene today, today's definition of going outside the box means perfoming rip offs in multiple genres, rather than trying anything different in one. I've little doubt that when the next generation writes the history of popular music, this decade will be regarded as a derivitive wasteland.

    As much as I like the horror genre, when it comes to music I'm not keen on tossing the contents of my wallet at people essentially practicing necrophilia. When telling the difference between a classics and modern pop station when turning on the radio (broadcast or sattelite) nowadays almost feels like you have to check the artists credits, something is wrong. There's "influenced", and then there's "wholesale copied sheet music from and slapped new lyrics down". Sometimes I wonder if even the liner notes in the CDs match. If I get the itch for yesteryear sounds, I'll probably go back to the source instead of a lukewarm retread performed with the creative inspiration of a pack of rhesus monkeys trying to jam to VH1.
     

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