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Let's travel back to when Sinead O'Connor was just an amazing singer



Sinead O'Connor will be always be associated with her controversial Saturday Night Live appearance in 1992, but let's hearken back to the past to relive the glory days of Troy.

Like most people, I jumped off the Sinead O'Connor bandwagon in 1990 when Nothing Compares 2 U became a No. 1 smash and she became "too popular." Others dropped out with her antagonizing antics like the SNL debacle when she used her platform to denounce the pope and the Catholic Church. I prefer to remember the Sinead of 1987, when her debut album The Lion and the Cobra was released and videos started to appear on MTV's 120 Minutes like Troy.

Troy was Sinead's first single and the startling imagery of a completely shaven O'Connor in body paint showing off her angry vocal acrobatics shook up the music scene that was becoming stale. The single only made a ripple in most countries but following singles like Mandinka and Put Your Hands On Me started to build a buzz as the audience started to warm up to the Irish born singer's unconventional look and sound. The Lion and the Cobra ended up going multi-platinum and continues to make many "Best of the ‘80s" album lists.

Besides getting in a Twitter War with Miley Cyrus and years of being viewed as a mess, Sinead is attempting a comeback starting with an image makeover as she has gone "Vamp" and has a new album set for release called "I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss" in August.  The album title refers to the national campaign started by Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg about changing the perception of female business leaders in the workplace.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:28pm]


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