Madonna: The All-American Piece of Pie
Pie." It is a classic in its own right, and the Don McLean
classic has become ingrained into our American culture. My
question is this: who the hell decided that it was Madonna's
place to try to replace that culture with her own version.
There are some things you don't mess with, and "American
Pie" is one of them.
to be quite frank about it, it isn't even "'American'
Pie" anymore. First off, the only part "American"
about the whole thing is Madonna, and are we sure that we
as Americans want to have her representing the American dream?
The same woman who did the Truth or Dare Tour, the
same woman who wrote that famous book Sex.
talk about the song itself, shall we? First off, the musical
style does not fit it. Instead of the rock sound we have all
grown to love, Madonna has once again enlisted William Orbit
to create the music. He is the one responsible for Madonna's
new dance sound we were introduced to with her Ray
of Light album. So now instead of the classic American
rock, we are hit with blips and bleeps and other electronic
samples - all by a person from the UK. (Not that there is
anything wrong with being from the UK, problem is that it
is "American Pie.")
big complaint about the music is the fact that Madonna has
massacred the song lyrically as well. She has cut out several
verses, shortening the song and thereby making it more "radio
friendly." The song doesn't carry the same meaning any
longer. She rearranged the lyrics a bit as well, changing
it so she repeats "I started singing" over and over
and over and over.
is just bad and it should never have been made.
complaint is about the video itself. Madonna has succeeded
in taking an American classic and changing it into what looks
almost like a cheap porn at times. The film quality looks
more like an amateur porn than anything else. And let's not
forget Madonna's outfit. She is wearing her same old "sexy"
style outfit: tight shirt, no bra, tight pants (and this time
she is not even wearing underwear, or so it should seem since
we see her ass here and there as she pulls her pants back
up again and again).
all, this is probably one of the worst covers I have ever
thing that would piss me off even more would be if Kid Rock
would cover "What's New Pussycat?" If he did, I
would bite him.
do you think of Madonna's version of "American Pie?"