Lady Gaga announced yesterday that she would be releasing an alternate version of the anthemic title track from her new album Born This Way and just like always, LG delivered on her promise!
The end result is a little less “country” and a bit more Lynyrd Skynyrd to be honest, but I won’t hold it against her. “The Country Road” version features some Southern rock style grungy slide guitar with strong, straight-forward vocals from Gaga and her potent choral backing and I think I like it better than the original!
So what did you think> Do you like the new version better? I think it does a good job of shaking those “Express Yourself” Madonna comparisons that have been hounding the track since its release, but I confess that I am a little disappointed we didn’t get a true honky tonk “Born This Way!” (Something in the spiriti of Ol’ Waylon Jennings back in the mid-’70s.)
Here’s a a little “Born This Waylon” to demonstrate what I’m talking about…
(I don’t think Madonna done it this way!)