Before Gaga…

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

(The Bowie clip is from 1973.)


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  • bob says:

    I love this website, and this comment is, statistically, more of a compliment than a criticism if you think about it, but this is the first post made that I just can’t derive worth from. I was expecting perhaps a line-for-line, carbon copy of bowie’s answer on Ga-Ga’s part, but the two interviews share zero parallels.

    Is the point that GaGa takes cues from Bowie in creating and using a stage persona? If so it’s a tired and weak point. GaGa is eccentric and dynamic, like Madonna, Boy George and so many other performers before her. Bowie is hardly the first or last Ziggy, so to speak.

    That said, my day begins and ends with openculture. Keep up the great work!

  • Dan Colman says:

    It was more an excuse to post a good Bowie video. But I can’t argue with your point. We’ve had 1,953 posts so far. If this was the first one that struck you as an absolute clunker, I can deal with that. :)

    Have a good weekend,
    Dan

  • sopia says:

    if bowie wasnt the first ziggy, then who was? the thing to focus on is that bowie wrote great music while gaga doesnt

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