"To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegence." - Jean Genet
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Janelle Monáe is the new Bowie
i'm really surprised she is not Lady Gaga level by now. This performance is mindblowing and recalls Young Americans-era Bowie with obvious James brown hypnotic mindlock reference points. The coda even recalls Stereolab with its warped Brazilian chords. The whole second half is such a rush that the fucking guitar amp falls over (at around 3:15) seemingly a result of radness overdose.