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Stream Unreleased Cyndi Lauper “She’s So Unusual” Era Outtake, “Rules & Regulations”

Rolling Stone has premiered an unreleased Cyndi Lauper ballad titled “Rules & Regulations” that was meant for her 1983 debut solo album, She’s So Unusual. Speaking about the song, Lauper tells RS: The recording we have from the rehearsal was done using an old Sony Walkman.”

Adding: “In the end, the song didn’t make the record. You have to remember back in the Eighties, the main format for albums was vinyl. Each side of the album had to be under 30 minutes, so you had to decide what the best 60 minutes of music was. This song didn’t make the list, even though I thought it was a good song.”

Originally released in October of 1983, She’s So Unusual launched Lauper’s career to unprecedented heights. The album solidified Lauper’s spot in pop music history by becoming the first LP from a female singer to have four top five singles chart on the Hot 100 from one album. The record, which remains Lauper’s biggest selling album to date, spawned several hit singles, including: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “Time After Time”, “She Bop”, “All Through the Night”, and “Money Changes Everything”.

Produced by Rick Chertoff, William Wittman and Lauper, She’s So Unusual won two of the six Grammy Awards it was nominated for. “Cyndi Lauper sounds like no other singer on the current scene,” Kurt Loder writes in his original Rolling Stone She’s So Unusual album review. “Lauper’s extraordinary pipes connect with the right material, the results sound like the beginning of a whole new golden age.”

The 30th anniversary edition of She’s So Unusual will be released April 1, 2014.

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