Saturday, September 24, 2016
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors - 1986
In 1996 she officially released her first GH compilation, and my girlfriend (now wife) wanted it for her birthday. Jeez-a-loo. Okay, I guess. If that's what you want, I'm not going to deny you that. It's not my CD. So, we start listening to it, and I start remembering the tunes from my youth and I'm not hating it. The CD became a regular staple of road trips and that was that....
Once the internet broke out big, somewhere along the line I downloaded her albums, I think, just to fill out my "Ultimate 80s Albums Collection." I started burning discs at a rate unknown to man, with no real regard to exactly who or what. This album (in it's proto-expanded form) was the first of her's that I burnt. What a nugget!
I'm not going to recite her history, training, expertise and talent, as I'm not a Wiki. I will recommend that you do go back and read a little about her, and her professional training, and you'll gain some respect and admiration for her. Her weirdness and eccentricities add to her talent and creativity and the results are unique and spectacular. Yes, the music does have that novel 80s sound, but the song writing is spot on, and her execution is commendable.
She's a talented lady, and I'll never doubt her again!
This one, is for my lovely wife. Just for you, sweetie!