I’ve been saying since at least the year 2000 that what Britney Spears needs to do to be relevant again is enlist a bunch of serious songwriters, learn how to fake-play the guitar like Madonna, and bust out with a vicious disco-rock album about how f*cking pissed off she is at everyone in the world, particularly men who have done her wrong.
Nearly a decade later, Brit seems to finally be taking a small step toward following my advice, with this (legitimately) live cover of Alanis Morrisette/Glenn Ballard’s primal ladyscream YOU OUGHTA KNOW, which she performed this weekend in Greensboro. (Why didn’t she do this when I saw her in March?)
The audio in the above video suxxxxxx– hopefully a better recording will surface soon– but I think she actually sounds pretty great anway. Now if she would start doing an disco version of Violet I would totally be on board.
(Via ohnotheydidn’t, thanks to EDG for the tip.)