News, culture, and politics. Not necessarily in that order.

Ocelopotamus header image 2

Blue Angel, Red Hot

April 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Blogs, Culture, LGBT, Music, New Wave

The folks over at Popdose have a nice feature up about Cyndi Lauper’s early rockabilly band, Blue Angel, including a few songs from the sole Blue Angel album in Mavis Pickles the Third format.

I love almost everything Ms. Lauper has done, but I have to say: the Blue Angel album is just transcendent and I truly think it’s the best thing she ever did. I’ve treasured my copy of it over the years, and like the writer of the Popdose piece, I’m mystified that it wasn’t a huge commercial breakthrough. Her voice is just scorching throughout, and those songs, those songs. Some of them — like “I Had a Love,” “I’m Gonna Be Strong,” and most especially “Anna Blue” — just haunt me with their musical grace and je ne sais quoi perfection.

I dearly wish there had been another Blue Angel album, or three, before Cyndi went on to delight us all with her solo career.

Anyway, if you’re never heard Blue Angel, head over there before those Mavis Pickles III links expire … they generally only last a few days.

Blue Angel

Meanwhile, I gots my tickets for the True Colors this summer, June 10 at the Chicago Theatre. Cyndi and The B-52’s on the same stage? They’re gonna have to hose me down.


One Comment so far ↓

  • Emily

    I’ll have to download this! I have many fond memories of Cyndi Lauper — at one point in time, I was going to grow up and dye my hair three different colors just like her.