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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Album Cover Has Some Nice Flesh Tone

Well, since "Judas" leaked yesterday, was subsequently rushed onto iTunes four days early by Interscope and is now the top download at the digital store, Lady Gaga decided to throw her Born This Way album cover online, to boot. It was designed by her "Born This Way" video director Nick Knight and Haus Of Gaga.

Now, I'm not going to sit here and be one of these people who claims Gaga steals ideas left and right from other artists...but do you think she was all, "Well, since nobody bought Kelis' last album..."

Full-time tweeter XOLondon tried to tell me it all started with David Bowie's Diamond Dogs album cover. But I'm choosing to believe that Gaga was all, "No, bitch—this is how you do it," after seeing Kelis' Flesh Tone art. Hell, Gaga was probably saying it to Kelis and David Bowie.

Anyway, even thought "Judas" will have only been on sale for two-and-a-half days before chart data is added up, Billboard is projecting that the single could sell between 350,000 and 400,000 downloads before Sunday night's cut-off, thus making it a contender for next week's #1 single on the Hot 100.

Even thought that trash is basically a "Bad Romance" retread, it's kinda growing on me. Kinda...

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  • At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That cover! The more GaGa goes off the deep end (thinking anything about that cover is even remotely OK, claiming Alexander McQueen is using her as a conduit from heaven, denying she got a nose job, etc.), the more we need Julie Brown to spoof her, "Medusa: Dare To be Truthful"-style.

    The best thing about this song is the "Eww!" in the breakdown.

  • At 11:37 AM, Blogger Fritz Liess said…

    Diamond Dogs is the first thing I thought of, Robbie.

    I also thought of the human-mechanoids that H.R. Giger did many years ago.

    Both examples were executed so much better. Gaga's head and arms just look like they were pasted on in Photoshop. It is a very poor design.

  • At 12:47 PM, Anonymous oladepo1 said…

    you are a great diamond lady in Jesus.

  • At 4:14 PM, Blogger Jump! said…

    The worst shit I have ever seen. Judas is a boring also. What the hell happened? Her first album was awesome!

  • At 5:06 PM, Blogger Andrew said…

    This cover is like a present from baby Jesus! I hope people finally see how much of a jackass she is now. This is just too good to be true.

  • At 2:07 AM, Blogger Project Mobius said…

    That cover is definitely not as well-designed as the song, which is surprising for someone at the level of Lady Gaga.

    It's also a little creepy and awkward - who related the song to Lady Gaga being born as a motorcycle? ;)

  • At 9:32 AM, Blogger Diva Incarnate said…

    Maybe she'll be doing a tribute to the Wheeler creatures from the Wizard of Oz.

    The production to Born The Way was quite awesome, but the song was like a glorified Geri Halliwell Scream If You Wanna Go Faster outtake.

    New song reminds me of the 'oh, oh, here she comes' from that 80s song Maneater.

  • At 12:47 AM, Anonymous Ana said…

    Chimeras are older than Kelis anda Gaga, sorry!

    But Kelis photo is AMAZING


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