Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cyndi Lauper-Shes So Unusual-1983

Took a trip to Newbury Comics once again, looking around though some random cds with no real intention of buying anything, and i see this girl, maybe 15 years old, looking through some cds. Shes got her iPhone in her hand, earphones in, and shes got some album in her hand as well. It just looked weird; there she was in a cd store, an obviously young person raised on mp3s and not albums, with both of the mediums in her hands. It just struck me funny.

So i was thinking about how, with all this Michael Jackson neglect, and a general neglect of the 80s music scene, i should get some random shit. For some reason, Cyndi Lauper popped into my head first. I was thinking of looking for some Madonna, but fuck that. I dont know if Cyndi is any different, but i dont remember hearing about Madonna having any technological recording breakthroughs or anything, like Kate Bush etc., but after Madonna quickly flashed through my mind Girls Just Want to Have Fun popped in. Even though its bubblegum pop, its great. Her 1983 debut had 4 top 5 singles, and was probably a top-selling album of the year. The obvious classic to share off it is Time After Time. This shit is timeless, as much as Billie Jean is, or God Only Knows by the Beach Boys.

shes so unusual

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