As Rolling Stone states: "Unusual was arguably the first time explicitly punk-influenced elements were front-and-center on the pop landscape, both musically and via Lauper's Patrick Lucas-styled ensembles, dressing up the droll Reagan decade in feminist chutzpah."
We couldn't agree more. But it turns out there was something left on the cutting room floor and now is being excavated for our 2014 ears: "Rules & Regulations," a song ultimately left off the album. Lauper tells Rolling Stone:
"The recording we have from the rehearsal was done using an old Sony Walkman. In the end, the song didn't make the record. You have to remember back in the '80s, 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."