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Sunday, 12 April 2020

'TELEPHONE' is TEN!!

LADY GAGA'S GLITCH-TASTIC DISCO CLASSIC IS A DECADE OLD!

Originally, Telephone was featured on 'The Fame Monster', an EP released to celebrate/capitalise on Gaga's monster-hit debut album, The Fame. Aside from Telephone, the disk yielded two other enormous hits, Alejandro and Bad Romance. (It was both a standalone release, and also part of a 2CD re- release of the debut album, depending on the territory). 

Such was Gaga's meteoric rise that long-established megastar Beyonce guested on the song and the 'grindhouse'- style promo video, directed by Jonas Akerlund. The mini-movie is a fun romp that references the homages of Tarantino & Rodriguez, and doesn't mind chopping up the flow of the song that it's designed to promote. It's a typical Akerlund production: sexy, edgy, and beautifully shot.




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