Lady Gaga Hatin' From 'Yo Gabba Gabba' DJ Lance Rock?

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In case you thought Yo Gabba Gabba! leader DJ Lance Rock only liked nightmarish tunes like "There's a Party in My Tummy," you should know he's a real DJ with real musical tastes, and they're not bad.

I have very mixed feelings about Yo Gabba Gabba, but one thing is undeniable. The musical credentials of its stars are tip-top with Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, Biz Markie, and DJ Lance -- whose real name is Lance Robertson.

Lance was an L.A. DJ and a longtime employee of the record palace Amoeba Music in Hollywood. In case you had any doubt that those glasses were hipster, not geek.

In an interview with his hometown LA Times, Lance Rock reveals his personal music favorites. Maybe you can convince your toddler that they should let you play this stuff instead of "It's Fun to Brush Your Teeth."

The man who wears too-tight orange says:

I'm listening to a lot of new music right now, and the thing I'm listening to the most is the new Brian Eno record. I'm blown away. It's like elements of Here Come the Warm Jets -- elements from all of his vocal records mixed into an ambient record.

That Eno ambient record, Music for Airports, is magnificent, especially for parents in need of mediation after an endless kid day. It's the best grown-up bath music ever made.

He also gives shout-outs for Stereolab and Squarepusher, but has some unkind words for Lady Gaga that would make Muno and Brobee cry.

I hear a lot of people talk about Lady Gaga, and to me, I don't care about her at all. I'm not one of those people that say, “She's outrageous.” Hey, I'm glad she's there because at least she's doing something that's more interesting than most. But to me it's like 1974 right now, when they had Up With People and stuff. All these kids want to go on American Idol and be on TV. I thought kids wanted to rock, or at least do something different. But they just want to sing show tunes. And I don't want to sound like I'm ragging on Lady Gaga. I just don't care about her records, but at least I'm glad she exists and she's doing something interesting.

Meeoow, DJ Lance! Someone's taking off the hipster-geek glasses and fixin' for a fight. The catty DJ and his preachy sex-toy pals are on tour right now, likely headed for your town.

 

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jalaz77 jalaz77

They need to come to the Midwest. Not Chicago Midwest but like Sioux city, Omaha, Sioux falls, Minneapolis....last time I looked they weren't touring anywhere close!!!

Kittt... Kittty_Katt

dont hate on dj lance he didnt say anything bad bout her he just didnt like her much..

tonya... tonyalynn

interstering

Kati Lunceford

Well, I am not a big fan of Yo Gabba Gabba, my son loves the music! The show does try to 'teach' some lessons and morals. I do find it interesting that he wouldn't fall all over Lady G, like everyone else in H-wood. This is a good thing to know! :D Thanks for the article!

momof... momoflilangel

I don't think he hated on her too bad.

ethan... ethans_momma06

I have to say that I more then agree with D.J. Lance. And I am not a fan of yo gabba gabba.

Carey... Carey2006

I like DJ Lance and happen to agree with him on GAGA

nonmember avatar YouHitJackpot

Lance is gonna be pissed about this: Cartoon Network's MAD did a spoof of Yo Gabba Gabba with Lady Gaga as the host.

Maritza Grande

Wow! I just hopped on this site on accident. Your article is just awful! You could at least pretend your a journalist. He clearly did not say anything wrong, hes just not a fan of it!

nonmember avatar Dollinquent

First of all, I wasn't always a gabba fan, they kinda freaked me out but once I my kids got into it I realize the positive show it actually was. 2nd, Lance did no Gaga bashing at all. I feel the exact same way about her. It seems like the writer of this article is trying to stir up drama for Lance Rock which is completed uncalled for. The man is involved in a creative and fun show that helps to reinforce the good life lessons any decent parent tries to teach their children. SHAME ON YOU! And finally, to refer to the gabba gang as "preachy sex toys" shows the perverted, shallow, ignorant and closed mind person the writer of this article is. I'm disgusted by this article and how hard the writer tried to be so negative, and thankfully was unsuccessful. It just showed that his writing skills leave much to be desired. I do NOT look forward to anymore articles by Andrew Dalton.

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