#278 - Cyndi Lauper vs Mike Tyson, WWF Championship Wrestling 12/22/84 review - 7/11/22
Our Vantage Point - Retro Wrestling Podcast
IN THIS EPISODE:- Cyndi Lauper vs Mike Tyson - Who had the bigger impact?- 1984 Canon: WWF Championship Wrestling 12/22/84 Video version of the canon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WBnvZy4sE0 For extra content: patreon.com/ovppodcastWebsite: ovppodcast.comTwitter: @ovppodcast
Everybody knows Cyndi Lauper’s big hit, “Girls Just want to have Fun”, but not so well-known is her career since then - a star-turn on “We are the World”, a string of great albums including Billboard's Blues Album of the Year, and writing “Kinky Boots”, a hit Broadway musical, all contribute to her story. Our album "To Listen To Before You Die" this week – Leonard Cohen’s “Songs of Love and Hate” - is chock-full of understated songs and amazing turns of phrase. Show regulars will know that Mick loves it, and Jeff not so much. Tune in to find out why. Jeff takes a look at Extreme Ironing as an up-and-coming sport, and the boys look at how one of Elon Musk’s batteries could boost tourism to Central Australia by allowing a pizza shop and ice-creamery to open in the country’s most remote parts. References: “1001 Albums You Must Hear before You Die” Robert Dimery, Leonard Cohen, Songs of Love and Hate, Jennifer Warnes, Paul Buckmaster, Elton John, “Hallelujah”, ”Famous Blue Raincoat”, Lloyd Cole, “Avalanche”, Nick Cave, “From Her to Eternity”, “There’s a crack in everything / That’s how the light gets in”, “The Young Ones”, 70’s British comedy, Rick Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Polydor Records, Portrait Records, David Thornton, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Sinead O’Connor, Prince, Masturbation, Donny Sutherland’s “Sounds”, “She’s So Unusual”, The Hooters, Eric Bazilian, ”We are the World”, Quincy Jones, Memphis Blues, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, “Working Class Hero”, “Life with Mikey”, “Mad About You”, The Simpsons, "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken", “Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir” By Cyndi Lauper with Jancee Dunn, Richmond Hill High School in Queens, Broadway, “Kinky Boots”, 2013 Tony Awards, Best Musical, Best Actor, first woman to win solo Best Original Score Tony Award, Mattel, Cyndi Lauper Barbie Doll Extreme Ironing Around the World Extreme Ironing Skysurf Playlist
Cyndi Lauper has sold over 50 million records worldwide. She’s a singer, songwriter and activist whose first album She’s So Unusual landed her on the list of top female debut artists of all time. But before going six-times certified platinum, Lauper was ridiculed for her eclectic look and fired from bands time after time. She was broke, working at a vintage store and skipping dinner every other night. Then came the WWE. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 18: The Goonies 'R' Good Enough by Cyndi Lauper
Super Hits Podcast
We mix 80's music with professional wrestling and The Goonies! How can you lose? Plus the music video for this one is totally ridiculous. Come and hear our discussion of The Goonies 'R' Good Enough, now! Hosted by @sliiiiip and @megamixdotcom, the Super Hits Podcast reviews a different retro single each episode! We're on all of the usual podcast platforms, so come find us. Come and give us a 5-star review! To correct us if we miss a fact or get something wrong, or to request a single, or to just say hello, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org Here's the song: https://open.spotify.com/track/1hY60LJWE6B9gHV1Oi9kE5?si=d90c94c357d24617 Here's the music video: https://youtu.be/VhPujiA9BRY Here's our website: https://megamixdotcom.com/super-hits/ Here's our Twitter: @SuperHitsCast Here's our Instagram: @SuperHitsPodcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/superhitspodcast/message
Senior Staff Writer for The Ringer Rob Harvilla joins DJ Louie for a deep dive into foundational early MTV-era icon, Cyndi Lauper. First, Louie and Rob parse what made the early 1980s such a crystallizing moment for The Pop Star as we know it today and particularly the role MTV played in taking pop stardom 360°, making it a visual endeavor as much as a musical one. They then breakdown Cyndi’s rough-and-tumble upbringing in Queens and how it established her distinct star persona and voice, her stint as a cover band front-woman honing her skills as a canny interpreter of other people’s songs, and her first breakout attempt as the lead singer of erstwhile new wave band, Blue Angel. Next, they consider her seminal solo debut album, 1983’s She’s So Unusual, how she remade cover songs in her own image, the towering success of her first single “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” which both solidified her place in the pop canon but potentially became an albatross around her neck, as well as the versatility she displayed on her second hit, quintessential ‘80s power-ballad “Time After Time”’. Next, Rob and Louie examine Cyndi's successful sophomore album, 1986’s True Colors, how it cemented both her more overt activist bent and her status as an LGBTQIA+ icon, Cyndi’s third record, 1989’s A Night To Remember, which she’s since referred to as “A Night To Forget”, how she struggled to regain her commercial footing through the ‘90s and ‘00s despite releasing some of her best music and finally, her surprising late-career renaissance as the Tony-Award winning composer of the hit Broadway musical, Kinky Boots. Finally, Louie and Rob rank Cyndi Lauper in the official Pop Pantheon.Send questions about this episode, the pantheon, pop stars in general or whatever else is on your mind to PopPantheonPod@gmail.com!Join the Pop Pantheon Discord Tonight (1/20) at 8PM ET / 5PM PT!Check Out Louie's Cyndi Lauper Essentials PlaylistFollow DJ Louie XIV on InstagramFollow DJ Louie XIV on TwitterFollow Pop Pantheon on InstagramFollow Pop Pantheon on TwitterFollow Rob Harvilla on Twitter
On our season two premiere, we talk to the Induct Cyndi Lauper team (Joe, Colin and Bay) about their ongoing campaign to get this 80s icon into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (sign their petition here). We also have an in-depth discussion of Lauper's life, career and impact on American popular culture. Topics discussed include Lauper's iconic debut album She's So Unusual, her involvement with the then-WWF in the mid-1980s, her ventures into other forms of art (including television, film and theatre) and her political and social activism.