In Case You Missed Lady Gaga’s David Bowie Tribute at the Grammys…

I tried. I really, really tried. But as soon as Bieber started his performance, I threw in the towel when it came to the Grammy Awards. After endless down tempo performances–outside of Kendrick Lamar, pretty much every song was 100 BPM or lower–I just couldn’t take it anymore and went to bed. Besides, I knew that everything I needed to see would be on YouTube within minutes of it happening.

Such was the case with Lady Gaga’s weird David Bowie tribute.  Thank you, YouTube, for letting me go to bed earlier.

https://youtu.be/3fGBZhsa4VU

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

7 thoughts on “In Case You Missed Lady Gaga’s David Bowie Tribute at the Grammys…

  • February 16, 2016 at 10:58 am
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    I did want to watch this to see how badly LG mauls Bowie songs, but my computer refuses to play it. Guess it’s saving me from a fate worse than death.

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  • February 16, 2016 at 11:43 am
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    I’m thinking maybe, just maybe, that the saxophonist, left of center, standing on the right, is Katja Rieckermann

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  • February 16, 2016 at 8:55 pm
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    but alan … what did you think of it?

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  • February 17, 2016 at 12:29 am
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    I didn’t feel Gaga did a bad job, but rather the whole tribute felt muddied and overwhelming. A lot of songs shoved into a short span of time. Some songs only receiving a few bars of recognition. More of the show’s producer’s fault than the performer?

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  • February 18, 2016 at 10:17 am
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    I was expecting so much more from her.

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  • February 18, 2016 at 7:08 pm
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    I briefly had some respect for Nile Rodgers after seeing some interviews on Let’s Dance after Bowie’s death. This evaporated completely after seeing him share the stage with that vapid travesty of an artist.

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