Paul Jr.: Lady Gaga - Chopper Hybrid 'Born This Way' Album Cover Is 'Interesting'

A few days ago, Lady Gaga’s Twitter channel gave us a reason to write an article that makes one of the most extravagant celebrity out there worthy of being included in the pages of an automotive-dedicated website. Why? Well, the answer to that question is pretty simple, and you can see it with your own eyes by looking at the adjacent image.

Lady Gaga turned into a human motorcycle on the cover of her new album, “Born This Way.” The machine part is, in fact, one of Nick Gale’s custom motorcycles called the “Predator.” As you can see, the cover shows a black chopper-style motorcycle with Gaga's head superimposed where the headlight should be and her arms the struts to the front wheel.

But this is when things get really interesting: it appears that Paul Teutul Jr. spoke to MTV news about the Born This Way album cover, referring to it as ‘interesting.’

"This chopper is very, kind of, uh, interesting. They kind of melted the motor around and stuff so it's hard to even see what they have ... they almost did a ribcage, kinda see-through in the tank. But none of it feels really smooth,” Paul Jr. said. "The bike that it emulates the most is that 'Easy Rider' bike ... it has that king and queen seat, it's got the old-school exhaust, but I can't really tell what kind of bike it is."

"Looking at it, I would've made it more of an integration of her into the bike. It would be more seamless. In other words, it would be her and the bike morphed," he further added. "If you're Born This Way, then it almost has to look kind of mermaid-ish, in the sense that there's this fusion between the actual mechanical aspect and the human perspective. ... It's a little cut-and-paste looking. I would've done something even integrated throughout the bike that would've been more 'Lady Gaga.'"

"How awesome would it have been if her entire body, like, her feet actually became the axle rod for the rear tire, and her body actually formed the entire bike? I mean, it could've been a more flowing, freakier look," he continued. "And that's what we do at Paul Jr. Designs. Our full integration isn't 'put a sticker on it.' Our full integration is we make that bike what the theme is intended to be. It's about pulling off the theme front-to-back."

However, if the artist is to be interested on a real motorcycle that would embody the Lady Gaga feel, Paul Jr. would gladly jump to offer his services.

"I would get inside her head on the whole project, and really be able to pull off what it is, creatively, that she would want integrated into the bike,” he told MTV News. "And for this tour, she could come out onstage and it could be a whole theatrical thing that ties around the actual album cover. I think it would be a great fit and we're both young and creative. It would be a great collaboration for sure."
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