Monday, 23 January 2012

WHAT A PERFORMANCE! - Janelle Monae - 'Tightrope' Live on Jools Holland


What a performance, jaw dropping performances from the frontline!



Janelle Monae - 'Tightrope' (2010)  Live on Jools Holland

She's got the hair, the moves, she oozes funk.

When I first heard of her I thought she was just another R n B diva, I couldn't have been more wrong, this girl is funk-ay! A James brown-esque performance complete with 'I'll get my coat I'm leaving, no not really' routine and with elements of prince thrown in for good measure, she left me wanting more. Oh and the band is not bad either.

03:45 in the video sees one of Cee-lo Green's minions deliver him some biscuits...that's Rock'n Roll!




Janelle is also an avid fan of Britain's number 1 rude comic, Viz and moulded her look on Felix and his amazing Underpants. In her early career she would occasionally be seen selling records outside venues emulating her hero.*

Bizarre but equally cool video to this song just cemented the track as one of my very best of 2010.


*not really

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Jon
23 January 2012 at 19:49

Having seen her both as a support act and headline act she really delivers no matter where she is on the billing. Huge amount of talent backed by an incredibly tight band. Archandroid and Metropolis have been on heavy rotation here.

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24 January 2012 at 07:14

When did u see her Jon? The live performances I've seen are brilliant and I really enjoyed Archandroid but never got round to getting hold of Metropolis? Worth doing so?

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Jon
24 January 2012 at 08:09

Saw her late 2010 supporting Vampire Weekend at Alexandra Palace, then headlining early 2011 at the Roundhouse. Yes, definitely worth getting Metropolis as it's the first part if the concept album that ArchAndroid continues. Sincerely, Jane and Violet Stars Happy Hunting are stand out tracks, but it's all good.

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