Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual - Big Jay Oakerson

Jan 30, 2019, 11:00 AM

Growing up, Big Jay Oakerson was drawn to Cyndi Lauper's strangeness, and he was not alone. Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga created careers out of replicating and building upon that oddball personality, letting their freak flags fly.  The 500 is a production of Native Creative Podcasts.  For show notes, guest playlists, fanblogs about the music go to The500Podcast.com.   New Song / Artist influenced by Cyndi Lauper: "She's Kerosene" by The Interrupters Join. The. Movement. 

Cyndi Lauper's debut album title She's So Unusual is nothing short of the perfect descriptor for her looks, the sound of her voice, and the genre-bending compilation of tracks that won her Best New Artist at the 1984 Grammy's. Growing up, Big Jay Oakerson was drawn to her strangeness, and he was not alone. Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga created careers out of replicating and building upon that oddball personality, letting their freak flags fly.  This conversation was recorded in Montreal at Just For Laughs, July 2018.  Jay and Josh go deep on some interesting topics including the heart palpitating music of the '80s, songs to cry to, hip hop figuring out how to entertain and put on a show by studying KISS, and Cyndi's imprint on the evolution of music itself. The 500 is a production of Native Creative Podcasts.  For show notes, guest playlists, complimentary documentaries, and audiobooks about the music go to The500Podcast.com.   New Song / Artist influenced by Cyndi Lauper:

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