Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Lady GaGa: ‘she picks from others and presents it as her own’

"I feel there's a core authenticity or originality lacking there..."

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Posted 13th April 2013 in News, Yeah Yeah Yeahs | By Clickmusic News Desk
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs could be in for a flood abuse from Lady GaGa's 'little monsters'. The New York rockers have slammed the singer as 'lacking originality'.

The Guardian was met with a firm 'NO!' when they asked if singer-songwriter Karen Orzolek feels a kinship with GaGa's flamboyant style. As you can probably guess, she doesn't and she thinks GaGa is missing "core authenticity" in what she offers the music industry.

"No, no, no!" Karen O said. "I feel there's a core authenticity or originality lacking there. It's so referential."

"I mean, everything is referenced, but when you read Just Kids by Patti Smith, there's idol worship towards poets or Jim Morrison or whoever, but it seems to be processed through her filter and it ends up becoming very Patti Smith.

"That's different from just picking what you like from what other people do and presenting it as your own."