30 Seconds To Mars “Bad Romance (Live Lounge Lady Gaga Cover)”

The last time 30 Seconds To Mars hit the BBC’s Live Lounge, we surprised even ourselves by having nothing but good things to say about their awesomely moody re-interpretation of Kanye West’s “Stronger”.

We can’t dole out the same high praise on their newest LL cover, a somewhat too-serious rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” that siphons out all of the original’s hooky Euro-pop kookiness for some glacial modern rock pacing. But we do dig Jared Leto’s disturbing yelped re-writes (“I want your love/ I want your disease/ I want you open-mouthed and on your knees”) and guitarist Tomo Milicevic’s mirroring of the “rah-rah ah-ah-ah” lines, so we’ll refrain from filing it in the “FAIL” column, and just give it an “errm…interesting” rating.

DL: “Bad Romance (Live Lounge Lady Gaga Cover)” (alt)