Well, recently some January 2006 footage of the freaky-deaky pop diva--or, more accurately, of "Stefani"--popped up online, in which she appears pre-Fame sporting her natural brunette hair and relatively normal clothes (no unitard, no red lace face mask, no zippered eyepatch, no hairbow made out of actual hair) and belting out a very '90s-ish, Meredith Brooks/Alanis Morrisette-style (but perhaps prophetically titled) piano rocker called "Hollywood."
While the rare vintage clip bears precious little similarity visually or sonically to Stefani's spacewoman Lady Gaga persona (kudos to Stefani/Gaga for pulling off a massive makeover that even her obvious predecessor Madonna could never fathom), it does make it obvious that Lady Gaga has always been a) attractive, b) talented, c) charismatic, and d) female. Case closed.
But who would've guessed then that only three years later, this unassuming open-mic singer-songwriter type would be hanging from a chandelier above the MTV Video Music Awards stage, smeared in fake blood and glitter?
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