Katy Perry California Gurls Official Music Video Uncensored Version Exposed

Katy Perry California Gurls Official Music Video Uncensored Version Exposed

Every few years, we all hear songs about California that define that state for a few years until the next. Back in the ’90s, it was Tupac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love.” Last decade, it was “California” by Phantom Planet. Hell, there is a laundry list of iconic songs about the state.

Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” is setting out to be the next California theme song. Let’s see how it measures up to the rest…

Watch Katy Perry California Gurls Official Music Video Uncensored Version Exposed Here

Last time I heard Katy was a couple of years ago when she blew onto the scene with her hit, “I Kissed A Girl.”

The song might have been provocative had I not been in college at the time–among Ani DiFranco’s tunes and girls kissing other girls to make a titillating statement, it all felt a little passe, actually.

Anyway, Katy wrote the song “California Gurls” apparently as a West Coast answer to “Empire State of Mind,” because there weren’t enough songs repping for California. She’s apparently unfamiliar with the songs we already listed. Or the countless others, I guess.

But, regardless, what about the music?

Ah. Well, the house-music keys and beat sound suspiciously like another song that “TiKs” me off to no end. Katy tends to show up in some places with that dollar-sign girl, too, so the derivative sound is not surprising. But every line in the track is a cliché–“where the grass is really greener,” “sex on the beach” and so on. The most egregious call out of all, though? Her “Daisy Dukes” references in the chorus.

Watch Katy Perry California Gurls Official Music Video Uncensored Version Exposed Here

Hate to break it to you, Katy, but that started right here in the South.

In short: This whole thing’s yet another vain appropriation, folks.

Plus, the track’s chorus and build contains my biggest peeve of pop music writing: a full line of interjections–in this case, “Oh, ooooh.”

Whatever.

As for her special guest on the track? I don’t want to rail too much on Snoop for his appearance here because his singles off Malice n Wonderland were pretty awesome. Still, showing up on this track was a bad choice. If I were Snoop, I’d be pissed at someone throwing out my name. Lets just hope that the handle “Smoke Monster” doesn’t catch on. Because, well, Lost is over, and I don’t want to hear any more about it.

SPF your boomboxes and polish up your Ray-Ban game, kiddos—’tis the season of the summer jam.

Every year, a clutch of eager contenders run the gauntlet, but only a lucky handful make it all the way to beach blanket babylon; in 2009, those honors went to the likes of Kid Cudi, Phoenix, and Keri Hilson.

Today, Santa Barbara native Perry makes a naked grab for this year’s seasonal-champ ring, strapping on her rollerskates for a Jeep-bumping neon-pop ode to the popsicle-maiming bikini vixens of the Golden State, “California Gurls.”

Stream the song—it’s the first, Snoop Dogg-assisted single off her upcoming still-untitled album—here at her official website and tell us: Top of the pops by June, or out with the old Memorial Day BBQ coal? Who else will own this summer’s airwaves?

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