Evidently, Express Yourself was more powerful than we thought.
Listen, for any music video buff or Madonna fan, it's unbelievable what is happening out on the female music video scene at the moment. The wannabe Madonna montages are totally out of control. I mean, I can go on about that Telephone video 'starring' that Joanne "Lady Gaga" Goober, which is just a Madonna career spanning video montage on crack - but she's just too horrid to sit through and screen-cap and since they're all doing it, we will go with a face that's more tolerable, Christina Aguilera.
Now we have Christina Aguilera and the first single from her new Bionic album, Not Myself Tonight. The video should be called Like an Express Yourself Blond Ambition Human Nature Justify My Love - with florescent super market lighting. Then I saw her on YouTube with Oprah (click HERE) and from the thumbnail I thought it was Madonna's Like a Prayer on Blond Ambition. I mean really? Now, it's just as idiotic with Miss Christina, like Joanne Goober, but Christina has that voice (YouTube It's a Mans World at the Grammy's HERE) and a face. However, Ladies and Goobers can we get some originality in here? Where's Vanity when we need a Hallelujah!
I don't speak from the bung - I'm quite well aware of Madonna's references. The difference is Madonna always pulled from other mediums: photography, cinema, painters and brought that into the rock music world - which is why poor Joni Mitchell, at any moment, is about take a fist full of pills. These girls are pulling from Madonna who is in the same field - all doing montages of her career. Pathetic! Hence why Madonna recently said she will have to reinvent the wheel. And she will and everyone will turn right along with her, as always.
Somewhere The Queen is having a good hearty laugh over her macrobiotic mung bean soup. She wanted to rule the world and by the look of it, she is.
The music journalists today, I have zero respect for. They should be explaining this, not me. The doors were exploded open by Madonna and her TNT years ago. The land was conquered. These girls still talking about female sexual liberation is ridiculous. They sound like Jerry Springer girls. Wearing garters and a bodice does not equate emancipation any longer. For these pop princesses, it's time to start building - the way Madonna is building orphanages in Malawi. Can't these girls take it further? Only Madonna will continue to do so, whenever She chooses to return to the music world.
Obviously, the others aren't smart, brave or pissed off enough like Madonna is. Well, there is one doing it her way and not by Madonna's template, but I will touch on her later.
I guess Morrissey was right in 1987: