Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lared Leto and Hayley Williams Cover Lady Gaga?

I was reading up on Rolling Stone, BlackBook, and Spin earlier today and, lo and behold, it was Lady Gaga galore, again. Like Jersey Shore references, Lady Gaga tracks and costumes are another exercise in ubiquity. I like to think I can ignore vexations pretty well for the most part. However, it's pretty difficult to ignore ubiquity by virtue of it being, well, everywhere.

Two musicians I generally like and whose music I find worthy of attention i.e., Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars and Paramore's Hayley Williams have both done covers of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance". I don't understand why they're doing such covers but I would think it has something to do with sales boost since Gaga's been selling very well. Be it as it may, next time I'm at the gym, the grocery store, or any store for that matter and Gaga's music is played, at least I hope they play Williams' or Leto's version. There are after all levels of vexation and that would be tolerable.

You can see Hayley's version of "Bad Romance" below. (Read about it first on Spin)



And here's 30 Seconds to Mars' version. (Read about it first on BlackBook Magazine).









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8 comments:

JJ said...

Ok, this has got to be my sentence of the day:
"However, it's pretty difficult to ignore ubiquity by virtue of it being, well, everywhere."

Just awesome!

Nicki said...

Jared Leto sounds pretty good in the beginning. I've been meaning to listen to them so I better get to some of their earlier stuff. Like you say, they're trying to promote their respective albums, I guess. And she does sell.

Nicki said...

Actually, it sounds a bit like 'grunge' to me. On BlackBook, the writer of the piece said sth to the effect of Leto sounds like Cobain's younger brother....

Sra said...

I actually dig the 30 seconds to mars version. They make it actually sound like a good song. And, unlike with Lady Gaga videos, I don't mind looking at Leto's face for 4 minutes.

Will said...

With Sra all the way! Exactly. Music lovers don't care for antics a-la-Gaga. We care for music and if you've aesthetics on your side, well, that's all for the better too.

liam said...

the haley williams version was actually nice.

Josh said...

They're both WAY better than her version.

Davvy said...

Oh Yeah. I saw 30stm singing bad romance on the stage .. is not that bad..