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Michel Gondry Slams GaGaloo!

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We won't deny that Michel Gondry, acclaimed filmmaker and music video director for the likes of The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, and The White Stripes, has vision.

But fool, you must be downright BLIND if you're not AMAZED by Lady Gaga!

During a recent interview with Michel, he said of GaGa:

“I’m not interested. To me it’s like a form of Marilyn Manson. It’s hard for me to talk about it; I’ve seen a couple of videos of hers, and not for very long. I stop watching them each time because I don’t think there’s melodies. I’m sorry to be negative. Like I’m not a big fan of Madonna. I respect her very much, but unfortunately the videos didn’t help the music in the long run. Well, I guess it helped it to survive to the point where the video was irrelevant. So music has to find its own way, which is good for the music. It becomes smaller and more alive and it’s not as crazy, except for some R&B. To me, it’s just talking about the surface. I compare it to Marilyn Manson. The music to me is very expected. I don’t think there’s anything in the tone or the melody that makes me say, ‘Oh, there’s something going on.’… And I like commercial music. Michael Jackson will always be my favorite pop musician; he was for years and years until his death, which was horrible to me. So I like pop culture. But to me, even if it’s popular, there is a quality in the music you have to be able to appreciate. And I don’t see it. Her melodies are very conventional. I remember when my friend and I would argue about Killing Joke. I remember him saying, ‘It’s so great!’ But I said, ‘It’s so conventional! How can you find anything original? It’s just surface!’ I don’t know, maybe the comparison is ridiculous. But the melody was very, very flat. That’s probably why they are famous. But maybe it’s considered high art just because of the way she dresses?

We read all that and all we got was "Blah, blah, blah, JEALOUS!!!, blah, blah, blah!

Next time you make a video, we'll put it up against GaGa's and see which one fares better.

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256 comments to “Michel Gondry Slams GaGaloo!”

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  1. 1

    God forbid someone disagrees with Perez and refuses to suck Gaga's cock.



  2. 2

    HAHAHA HA HA HAHAH HAH AH AH AH AH HAHHAH HA HA HA H AH AH AH HAH HA AHHHHHHHHHHHHH HA HA HA



  3. 3

    This is a very smart man. I could not agree more. Madonna and Lady GaGa, I don't understand the thrill of either one of them. And if GaGa was such a fantastic artist, her music could be able to stand alone and speak for itself. Instead she has to dress foolishly for the attention she gets. @@



  4. 4

    I think he is spot on accurate…. sorry. She's derivative and over done.



  5. 5

    I think Michel Gondry is just jealous because he hasn't directed any of her videos and because he didn't come with those ideas first. When you start critiising the new generation os because you are getting too old to understand it. His acting like the eloder that were alive when he was young.



  6. 6

    he has a lot of valid points, there.
    You are just delusional - you should remove your veil of obsession



  7. 7

    "We read all that and all we got was "Blah, blah, blah, JEALOUS!!!, blah, blah, blah!" —-funny, that's the impression i get everytime i read one of your pathetic posts mario



  8. 8

    I totally agree with this guy…Every Lady Gaga song sounds the same. Sure they're catchy, but do they even COMPARE to such classics as the Rolling Stones and the Beatles??

  9. elo says – reply to this


    9

    GaGa is a talent vacuum, dressing her up in the ridiculous fashion she does dares people to say the "Emperor has no clothes", bravo that someone with actual clout in art and music finally did.



  10. 10

    I think he is spot on, Gaga is derivative, and over done. Nothing original about her, nothing at all.



  11. 11

    Why is everyone that insults anyone you like "jealous"? Could it be that they actually think they are shit? I think he makes very valid points here. Her music is not original whatsoever. If you took away the packaging, she wouldn't go anywhere.



  12. 12

    WOW THAT AUSTIN PARTY'S GONNA SUUUUUUCK!



  13. 13

    Lady Gaga wears such ridiculous clothing to mask the fact that she's severely insecure. Doesn't take a genius to figure it out.



  14. 14

    Yeah, that's it Perez. The "acclaimed filmmaker and video director" is jealous of your flash in the pan. Face it, she's a one trick pony. tick tock tick tock



  15. 15

    FUCK OFF FAT BOY!! MR GONDRY HAS IT DEAD ON. LADY GAG-ME-WITH-A-SPOON IS DEFINITELY A GIMMIC. NO TALENT, NO DEPTH IN LYRICS OR MUSICALITY. JUST CHEAP ASS GHETTO CUT OUT COSTUMES AND A BUNCH OF GAY AND LESBO DANCERS ON STAGE. TAKE THAT AWAY AND U HAVE NOTHING. VISUALS ISNT THE MUSIC. VISUALS JUST SELLS OVER PRICED CONCERT TICKETS TO HAPLESS MINDLESS IDIOTS WHO HAVE SOMETHING TO DISTRACT THEMSELVES WHILST IGNORING THE OBVIOUS SHITEOUS MUSIC. MARIO AND PEREZ = DUMB AND DUMBER.



  16. 16

    Duuude, Michel muthafuckin' Gondry…. Jealous of Gaga? Are you fucking kidding me? That's low, even for you. The man has made some of the greatest films everrrrrr. And the music videos he has directed are better and more inventive than Gaga's anyway. Thank goodness someone sees through her bullshit. I respect Michel even more now, if that's even possible. This guy is awesome!



  17. 17

    So when someones opinion doesnt agree with ures there idiots? no wonder the latino and gay community are embarrassed of u .U and you Writer /failures are such hypocrites.



  18. 18

    IS THERE A DISASTER FUND?



  19. 19

    SHE LOOKS LIKE A FUCKING IDIOT



  20. 20

    I totally agree with him.



  21. 21

    oh, please… Michel Gondry has no reason, whatsoever, to be jealous of Gaga. Gondry is an ARTIST, a real artist. let's be serious. I couldn't agree more with what he says, there is no melody in her music, none. she has an extraordinary image, but it's not even original, not her creation. it was done before her.



  22. 22

    well her musique is basic..



  23. 23

    He is bitching about Conventional music yet works with one dinosaur group and two has-beens? Yeah, he's sure got some good instincts.

  24. Heh says – reply to this


    24

    In a way he's right because honestly that whole prison scene in Gaga's video was just so fucking stupid and irrelevant to the song, Im all for artistic freedom but there has to be at least a cohesive theme in the videos even though they are abstract



  25. 25

    Jeaous of what?! hes right.
    your a baby when someone doesnt like your fake ass bitch.



  26. 26

    I do not like Lady GaGa, and I do agree that she is just another version of Marilyn Manson. It's the weird costumes and makeup along with the hair that is gaining her all the attention. She does not have a unique voice. Just another weirdo people are attracted to.



  27. 27

    Re: RobPnMeShouldB – I second that!!!



  28. 28

    Michel Gondry is awesome! He directed two amazing movies: The Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
    Gaga's music is popish and danceable, but he's right, there's not much substance there. It's all flash and filigree.



  29. 29

    I hardly think he is jealous! He even said he respected her! Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    And Gaga is a conventional at times.



  30. 30

    Michel Gondry is an amazing director, perez. he was just stating his opinion.



  31. 31

    I think everybody is allowed to have an opinion, is michel gondy jealous of gaga??? 4 real… talented director vs crazy tranny with britney-like pop songs… i like lady and all but come on… she is no fuckin andy warhol



  32. 32

    MUSIC VIDEOS ARENT MUSIC!!! He is right. Her melodies and rhythms are severely lacking. GAGA is a mascot for the gay community NOT a talented musician. You take away her homosexual fanbase and she has nothing. Props to her for figuring out a way to market herself to an untapped demographic. Other than that, she is useless. No one is going to be talking about GAGA in 20 years. Enjoy it while it lasts gaga!



  33. 33

    are uo fucking kidding me?! Do you know who the fuck is Michel Gondry?!! He's a fucking genius! Do you want to compare his masterpieces videos against Gaga's?

    "Blah, blah, blah, JEALOUS!!!, blah, blah, blah!"

    That's like saying Martin Scorsese is jealous of Michael Bay!!! You fat fuck

    I agree with him. Her music is so average. It's not awful neither is awesome. Just average



  34. 34

    jealous much bitch?



  35. 35

    im pretty sure its her fugliness she's masking, perez…bitch has the perfect radio face and she knows it!

  36. Theo says – reply to this


    36

    I totally agree with him. And why am I getting a message that I have made this comment already…I haven't???



  37. 37

    He's just mad because Madonna or Gaga never went to him for a video.



  38. 38

    "BLIND if you're not AMAZED by Lady Gaga!"
    Yes, Perez, and his point is that in LISTENING to the MUSIC, one hears with the ears. Now, if all you are doing is watching a correctly-named Manson-type performance, then spot on. She is highly creative in that regard. BUT, if you are actually LISTENING to the music then he is correct in saying the music must find it's own way and hers does not. Videos have, in my opinion, made present day "artists" lazy and totally reliant upon selling the visual.



  39. 39

    Re: msloriga – clap clap clap. That's eaclty what i think. I couldn't have said it better



  40. 40

    She is like Marilyn Manson…there's no denying that! A scheme to make money!



  41. 41

    He is so right.

  42. china says – reply to this


    42

    TRUE: TRUE: TRUE.
    and WTF? blind to be not amazed? that`s rediculous.
    bitch is hazard to the eyes, ears and everything else.
    i bow to you mr gondry.



  43. 43

    i love lady gaga and this guy is wack…he us old and boring..i will be seeing lady gaga in concert woooohooooo



  44. 44

    How does this read as jealousy? The man is a film and video director, not a pop-star. He's made some of the greatest videos ever with true artists and genuine freaks like Bjork.

    Gaga's music is shit and even her "weird" style comes off as phony. I'm glad he hasn't worked with her…you can be sure she'd die to work with him.



  45. 45

    is the rest of the world blind too???



  46. 46

    I love you perez but Gondry says is true if gaga wasn't so excentrical her work wouldn't be what it is today, and for Gondry what it is important it is the music not the surface of it, so i guees the jealous here is not gondry, it is other guy hahaha



  47. 47

    You continue to be an ignorant fuck, Pig Face. JEALOUSY is the fear of losing something you have; ENVY is coveting what someone else has, such as integrity, you toxic douche!

    Michel Gondry actually has a history of success the music biz. BTW, whatever happened Slimy, your last months obsession?



  48. 48

    God forbid someone have taste beyond Lady Gaga, eh, Perez. Methinks it's time to get your lips off her ass. Not everyone thinks she's great. Surprise-she ISN'T!



  49. 49

    ENOUGH ALREADY!! STOP SUCKING LADY GAGA'S COCK!!!!! People have their own opinions!! Not everybody needs to agree with your dumbfuck opinions!!! If you love her so much, why the fuck did u even post this up here!!
    ASSHOLE!!!



  50. 50

    Michel Gondry has hit the nail on the head.



  51. 51

    That Telephone video was a crapfest. It just proves how easily the public can be entertained. The song is stupid. For once this guy really hit the nail on the head. Now it should be time for that LADYGAGAQUEENOF MUSIC or whatever to start her verbal diarrea tirade…in 3….2…1….



  52. 52

    HE IS RIGHT.



  53. 53

    I agree. Her songs are just not that great. She has a good visual thing happening though…



  54. 54

    hahahaha i agree with him. i see he hit a soft spot perez, huh?

  55. albes says – reply to this


    55

    For once someone that don´t feel like to suck Gaga's dick. Well said Michel Gondry



  56. 56

    PRETTY FKN SURE EVERYTHING MICHEL GONDRY WALKS BY IS BETTER THAN ANYTHING LADY GAGA TOUCHES.

    agreed 100% with this intelligent creative artist of a man!



  57. 57

    looks like the 15 minutes are finally up.



  58. 58

    The last line of his quote could not fucking be any more true!!!



  59. 59

    gaga is amazing! haters just make her more famous i LOVE GAGA



  60. 60

    Agreed. I've been so OVER GaGa for months now. She grosses me out and Telephone is not even a good song.



  61. 61

    Hey, I have to 100% agree with this dude. her videos are entertaining but her music is just pulsating beats with forgettable melodies. But as long as you claim to be weird, claim to be bisexual, and willing to dance in a leotard/bikini, any gal can make it. Great message!



  62. 62

    Michel's comment on Gaga is a bit tough… but Gaga's just an entertaining and he's a major artist. They're just not in the same league…



  63. 63

    PRETTY SURE EVERYTHING MICHEL GONDRY WALKS BY IS BETTER THAN ANYTHING LADY GAGA TOUCHES!!!

    completely agree with this intelligent creative amazing artist of a man!

    WAKE UP WORLD, LADY GAGA ISN'T REAL ART!!!



  64. 64

    He's totally right! Smart, smart man. She dressed in over the top costumes and calls herself an artist. She is just remaking pop hits from the past.



  65. 65

    Re: goodtasteishardtofind – Also, he really must actually listen to Madonna's music because she has some incredibly great and well put together songs. If he listened to Ray of Light or Confessions on a Dance Floor or Like A Prayer or rather almost any of her recent albums he would know that behind the image there are some incredibly wonderful pop songs that stand up even without the video. Whatever.



  66. 66

    Never heard of this Gondry guy. Gaga is a terrific artist.



  67. 67

    Did you just say Michael Gondry was JEALOUS of Lady Gaga? LMAO Are you delusional, man?



  68. 68

    She's a performance artist and that's it…not a real musician. Her music is all on the surface, not very deep…much like you, Perez and maybe that's why you like her so much. Gondry is entirely correct in his assessment.



  69. 69

    Michel Gondry jealous of Lady GaGa?

    Now that's an illusion.



  70. 70

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH HIM……
    GAGA IS NOT ORIGINAL SHE IS TOO FAKE…..
    LADY GAGA=FAME WHORE………

  71. china says – reply to this


    71

    which one fares better? the tarantino rip-off or the product of a unique mind? that`s hardly a question…

  72. heyo! says – reply to this


    72

    i mean i like lady gaga but i kinda agree her videos make no sense, i thought telephone was about her in a club and she couldn't answer her phone because she was dancing not her being in jail and killing ppl at diners. i just don't think it makes sense.. the lyrics don't go with the video but okay.



  73. 73

    Re: Heh – amen



  74. 74

    all too true. Gaga is catchy throw-away music. sorry



  75. 75

    "…you must be downright BLIND if you're not AMAZED by Lady Gaga!"

    Well, I think you are blind to be amazed by her…and deaf.



  76. 76

    Why does criticism have to equate to jealousy? That's completely grade school. God forbid someone have a different opinion and not enjoy the same form of entertainment that others do. He didn't take an opportunity to bash her. His honest opinion may not be what some would like to hear but it was done fairly and respectfully…what more can you ask from someone besides asking them to put on a fake smile and lie through their teeth just to appease idiots who can't take an opinion different from their own without acting juvenile about it?



  77. 77

    Well anyone that has had the absolute pleasure of working w Radiohead is obviously awesome and the man knows exactly what he's talking about. I totally agree about him not thinking Madonna is the best thing ever like you think this twat is perfection, both of those bitches are talentless and ordinary but extraordinary to fucktard simpletons like YOU! It's very conventional it's like a pre-packaged pop star…get there attention by shocking them and make catchy meaningless jingles and all the brain dead idiots like Perez will suck their dick and blow money on them cuz they're fuckin mindless drones. Also, I liked that he mentioned Marilyn Manson in this article because that's exactly who I compared her to, she's a female version of him she's trying to shock and rock everyone but that shit is tired and dry and generic.
    I SWEAR PEREZ, MARK MY WORDS! IF I EVER CROSS PATHS W YOU I'M GONNA SMACK YOUR FAT DOUBLE CHINNED FACE W BIG DILDO AND SHOVE IT DOWN YOUR FAT THROAT SO YOU CAN SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT THIS STUPID, PLAYED OUT, BLAND ASS BITCH! GET OFF HER NUTS YOU FUCKIN' COW! I SWEAR YOU'RE THE BIGGEST KISS ASS ON THIS PLANET!

    P.S. GAGA HAS TO PUT UP ALL THESE SMOKE AND MIRRORS TO MAKE ONE VIDEO AND RADIOHEAD HAS TO HARDLY ANYTHING AND THEY'RE MORE RELEVANT THAN SHE WILL EVER BE!



  78. 78

    HE IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. Why would he be jealous? Grow the fuck up Perez! We all know that Lady G's music is shallow, unsophisticated nonsense that lacks any musical credibility yet unfortunately appeals to the dumbed-down masses for having continual themes of murder, masturbation, product placements and the underlying, symbolized theme of MIND CONTROL in all of her videos. It's not art, it's vulgar media manipulation. And people are falling for it.



  79. 79

    she's just another forgettable pop star that NO ONE will be talking about in ten years. Real music stands the test of time, the stones, the who, the beatles, cheap trick, queen etc are all immortal and the music is immortal.

    Lady gag me is a trend that will pass and be forgotten



  80. 80

    Perez… don't get bitchy. You can talk about other celebrities all you want and when someone respectfully disagrees you get pissed.



  81. 81

    Perez, so do you just slam anyone who doesn't like Lady GaGa?!



  82. 82

    so he doesn't like her big deal he made a valid point and was respectful unlike you who rips apart peope you don't like.



  83. 83

    Sorry Perez….he's entitled to his opinion and worthy one at that…



  84. 84

    I have to agree with Michel. I don't think he's jealous at all; he's just being honest. Every time I see Gaga in one of her outfits, I remember how Elton John used to look in the 70s. It's not like she's doing anything new or exciting.



  85. 85

    omgosh serious camel toe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  86. 86

    why would he be jealous? thats how he feels about it. im sick of the telephone video now, its fun to watch maybe the first two or three times, but you know, its too long! almost 10 minutes!



  87. 87

    The guy is articulate and makes very valid points.



  88. 88

    I agree with this man.



  89. 89

    i wish i was blind every time i see her mug



  90. 90

    DOES IT EVEN NEED TO BE SAID? GET OFF HER DICK! I'M ENCLINED TO AGREE. SHE IS SO POP ART. HE'S RIGHT. WHY WOULD HE BE JEALOUS OF THAT TRANSVESTITE? PSH. HE WORKS WITH REAL ARTISTS. SUCK IT MARIO.

  91. sreyn says – reply to this


    91

    Best commentary I have seen about her about time people start to see her for the talentless hack that she is. All she does is retread what Madonna and Elton John and even Marilyn Manson has done before her. Wear a freakish costume everywhere you go and make a few techno beat songs. Enjoy your 13 minutes left hag



  92. 92

    Re: CutlerFan

    I was going to put in my two cents, but you did it for me… well said!



  93. 93

    I couldnt agree any more on this one.GaGa is over-ratted and needs to actually be different.All of her sh*t sounds the same. And she needs to stop acting like a crazy Bit*c and be at least semi normal.



  94. 94

    Re: Harry is baaack – FUCK YOU BLIND BABY YOU PIECE OF SHIT!



  95. 95


  96. 96

    Sorry to burst your bubble, fuckwad, but it's true. Let's just say that Lady Gaga is VERY "inspired" but many other much more original artists. Nothing she does is original: her melodies are a rip off of other songs, her lyrics are shallow and banal and even her beloved "style" of dress is a rip off of other artists like Madonna, Marilyn Manson, Karen O and Peaches.

    Bitch, please. NEXT!



  97. 97

    Re: beth-anne olsen – you got that right



  98. 98

    I AGREE WITH HIM.
    -
    gaga's cool, and i think she has a great voice.
    -
    but when is she going to actually just sing?
    -
    i saw a live performance on some morning show, just gaga and the piano, and she was FANTASTIC!!
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    the carnival shit is ok, i understand that's her thing, and probably that's what her fans expect now, but i appreciate her more when she calms the f-ck down and just sings.
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    and once again, just because someone doesn't agree w/ you and GAGA, you have to act like a lil biatch.
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    Perez, PLEASE GROW UP!
    -
    i understand that this site is obviously catering to TWEENS and anyone under the age of 25 — but you're still a grown-ass man. F-CKING ACT LIKE IT!!



  99. 99

    Re: JigSaw – Funny how your ass always shows up at the same time too !And don't e-mail any of us, we don't care DICK WEED!



  100. 100

    i completely AGREE! haha finally someone with a brain gave a smart criticism to Lady Gagas commercilized illuminati BULLSHIT.

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