Saturday, May 23, 2009

She's Probably a Mets Fan!

Running gives me the opportunity to listen to so many albums. There's never an end to it. My choices are so varied, it's nuts sometimes. But how could I ever pass up a girl from Queens?!

*******SPEAKER-AND-NOTES*******An Album I'm Listening To Now,
a.k.a. What I Ran To This Saturday Morning...
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) (cover)

Cyndi Lauper

She's So Unusual

1983

Money Changes Everything
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
When You Were Mine
Time After Time
She Bop
All Through The Night
Witness
I'll Kiss You
He's So Unusual
Yeah Yeah
Is it pop? Or new wave? Definitely elements of new wave in most of these songs. I suppose that's what helps me like a majority of this. First off, how could you not like Girls Just Want To Have Fun? It's become one of the most significant songs of the entire 1980's! A freakin' movie was named after it and the video for the song featured one of the biggest WWF wrestling personalities of the time. (That just makes it worth it, doesn't it?!) The popularity of the video and the song helped Cyndi become Grammy winner for Best New Artist and a mainstay on MTV.

Some of the songs on here are better than others -- Money Changes Everything is really good while Yeah Yeah is quite lame and shoulda been reworked or left off the album. Not sure what they were thinkin' there; it almost works but there are elements of it that hurt it.
Witness is almost Police-ish, kinda reggae-ish. Time After Time is another classic on here and She Bop became quite popular, as well. And not that this necessarily means anything but "In 2003, the album was ranked number 494 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time." Okay. There's a few tunes on here that don't live up to great but a few really do so I guess it balances out. It's a fun listen and I'm surprised by it. It really does fall into "alternative" albeit on the fringe of "alternative" for the time but it definitely goes beyond plain old pop crap.


So classic...

No comments:

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
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