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Cyndi Lauper: True Colors

John Mendelsohn, Creem, January 1987

SHE'S FEATURED her mom in most of her videos, and had her along to all the big gala awards shows too, so you get the impression that Cyndi Lauper's a loving daughter. She may also be a wonderful girlfriend and sister and friend. But there can be no mistaking that she is also to punk what Tiny Tim was to hippie, a clown who inspires the kind of straight people who think Johnny Carson real amusing to laugh smugly at a style and outlook that used to scare them shitless.

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