Videodrome: Gwen Stefani - Luxurious

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"We're luxurious/ Like Egyptian cotton/ We're so rich in love/ We're rollin' in cashmere."

No, no, NO!

Gwennie, darling, sweetie, dearest? Step away from the piñata!

See, I’d like to take you on a little journey through my ideal pop world. In that place – that special place – the current single is actually ’Bubble Pop Electric’. And instead of the land of acrylic nails and hideous fruity fashion, it’s the 1950s. The Harijuku girls are in poodle skirts; Gwen's makign out with Jonny Vulture in the back of a red convertible at the drive-in; there are waitresses on roller-skates. And, more to the point, the music is actually crazy-blissful good.

Isn’t that world a better place than this?


5 Responses to “Videodrome: Gwen Stefani - Luxurious”

  1. Anonymous Bridgey 

    What's more - the Barrio-glamourisation disturbs me.
    The Harajuku girls are even being turned into stereotypes of illegal Hispanic immigrants!

  2. Anonymous g58 

    The world IS a better place than this, yes. And unfortunately for Gwen, I think the world would be a better place without this. Bubble Pop would be great, but I can just sense the record company fearing she inhabit too many different personae in her vids and *pouf* there she is back in some sad hiphop pose. Gwen has to cater to the current proclivities of the mainstream, or so her handlers think. Personally I think that is why the album is perceived as uneven while she herself is so interesting and capable. Five singles already now... wow. And Bubble Pop is not one of them. It's bittersweet. Or anticlimatic. Goddamn demanding pop fanatics we are!!

  3. Anonymous scenius 

    Yeah this is a shoddy single alright. As if Between the Sheets hadn't already been rinsed to death....

    Bubble Pop would have been much better, or even The Real Thing. Still, could have been worse... she could have released Harajuku Girls.

  4. Anonymous alisha 

    what r u talkin bout

  5. Anonymous alisha 

    i luv gwen stefani shes ace lol :)


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