Cyndi Lauper, A Night To Remember (1989)
Yes, yes, you would take the first two albums by Cyndi Lauper over this, sure. Or even go back to Blue Angel. No question. But don’t write this one off – it’s not shit. Not at all. There’s I Drove All Night for a start. There’s a bunch of pretty good songs here. I bought this a few years ago when, after borrowing a car to use for a few weeks I found a Cyndi Lauper tape in the stereo. That took me back to being about nine years old – and taping Girls Just Wanna Have Fun off the radio, playing it and She Bop over and over. I perhaps took my own personal Cyndi Lauper Revival too far when I bought her dance-pop album Brink Ya To The Brink (2008) and the truly execrable song-strangulations on Memphis Blues (2010). But even if this album was the start of the comedown it rounded of the 1980s as a great decade for Lauper and it’s an album I still like – in fact I’ve thrashed the first two records so much that this is the one I go to more often now, finding a new “underrated” gem each time.
Sample Track: Primitive
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