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Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent Darby

A masterful album. Underrated and definitely one of the best from the ‘80s.

Tracklist If You All Get To Heaven If You Let Me Stay Wishing Well I'll Never Turn My Back On You (Father's Words) Dance Little Sister Seven More Days Let's ...
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replies 30Dec 7, 2017 3:03 PM +00:00

Masterful and one of the best indeed. Underrated, no. Got much acclaim. Sadly TTD couldn’t continue his brilliance.

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replies 1Dec 7, 2017 3:07 PM +00:00

Sorry but no OP. Always hated him. Terrible, annoying voice and awful music. 1 album and then he faded into obscurity where he belonged, never to be heard of again.

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replies 2Dec 7, 2017 3:10 PM +00:00

My favorite single was 'Sign Your Name'. I had a volatile relationship back then, and I could really identify with the emotions.

Terence Trent D'Arby's official music video for 'Sign Your Name'. Click to listen to Terence Trent D'Arby on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TTDSpotify?IQid=TTDS...
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replies 3Dec 7, 2017 3:14 PM +00:00

There’s much brilliance on that album. Seven More Days, When You All Get To Heaven, Sign Your Name, Wishing Well, you name it. He brought old school soul into the 80s and channeled Sam cooke with that voice.

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replies 4Dec 7, 2017 3:17 PM +00:00

His career didn't amount to much, but I agree -- this was one of the best albums of the 80s. I guess sometimes an artist only has one great album in them.

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replies 5Dec 7, 2017 3:18 PM +00:00

OP, I really like “the artist formerly known as TTD” including his first and third albums. Lots of great songs and great performances.

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replies 6Dec 7, 2017 3:21 PM +00:00

Lisa Bonet in drag.

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replies 7Dec 7, 2017 3:23 PM +00:00

He once said he was more talented or going to be bigger than the Beatles (words to that effect) . Boy he missed that by a mile.

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replies 8Dec 7, 2017 3:24 PM +00:00

Old men’s cigars puff up the wars to protect their fuck-ups again

Young men must die to keep the old ones alive

And to prove they’re studs once again

Brilliant lyrics from IF YOU ALL GET TO HEAVEN

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replies 9Dec 7, 2017 3:35 PM +00:00

If that cliche claptrap is his lyrics, no wonder he faded into nothingness.

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replies 10Dec 7, 2017 4:07 PM +00:00

Despacito is R10’s jam

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replies 11Dec 7, 2017 4:20 PM +00:00

R330, I don't even know what to say. December is always my toughest month, since I had the short days, and don't care for Christmas. But that clip you shared is one I would have never seen, otherwise, and it lifted my heart, very much. Thank you, so much, R330. You might help me get past the awfulness of generic Christmas.

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replies 12Dec 7, 2017 4:22 PM +00:00

I wore that album out in the 80’s. What happened to him & his promising music career?

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replies 13Dec 7, 2017 4:23 PM +00:00

R1 "Sadly TTD couldn’t continue his brilliance."

Not true, his follow up albums were excellent, just not commercial hits.

This song from the weird but brilliant Neither Fish Nor Flesh is one of my favorites of his:

track 3 O[f/n] the (i.m.O. heavily underestimated) 1987 album "terence trent d'arby's neither fish nOr flesh".
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replies 14Dec 7, 2017 4:25 PM +00:00

It was OK. It was enjoyable. It was not earth shattering.

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replies 15Dec 7, 2017 4:26 PM +00:00

^A Britney Spears fan.

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replies 16Dec 8, 2017 10:31 AM +00:00

^ A raging cunt obsessed with Terence what's his nuts.

And no, not even remotely a Britney fan.

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replies 17Dec 8, 2017 1:15 PM +00:00

He loses points for sleeping with Paula Yates.

Isn't he gay now?

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replies 18Dec 8, 2017 2:06 PM +00:00

I loved the album but I remember him being a pain in the ass claiming he's better than Prince. I always thought it was his arrogance that did him in.

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replies 19Dec 8, 2017 2:17 PM +00:00

Whites don’t like it when Blacks are arrogant. But Whites think it’s all in good fun when Whites are arrogant.

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replies 20Dec 8, 2017 2:25 PM +00:00

I could not agree more. I LOVE this version of WHO'S LOVING YOU; he really does it justice.

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replies 21Dec 8, 2017 2:39 PM +00:00

R20, nonsense. Arrogant idiots are arrogant idiots regardless of their skin color. TTD certainly was an arrogant little fucker when The Hardline came out. It was a great album but he seemed to lack humility which made it hard to like him. He was probably emulating Prince but it was just annoying. This guy releases one album and expects to be crowned the king of the world. The album was good but not that good.

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replies 22Dec 8, 2017 2:57 PM +00:00

I really liked him but I was a kid and didn't know he basically just copied Sam Cooke voice wise but I bought most of his albums even the first one he put out under his current name. I was Facebook friends with him, I think he lives in Italy now. He puts up what he calls "writings" which at first I thought were over my head but I then decided are basically, no hyperbole, nonsense. Maybe he has mental health problems? His career tanked because he was really hyped and then he was arrogant on top of that but didn't quite deliver the goods to pull that attitude off. Well, he tried it.

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replies 23Dec 8, 2017 6:21 PM +00:00

Loved him in the 80’s until I heard him live—oh god he could not carry a tune if he had a bucket to carry it in...I am sure he was a studio creation -strictly!

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replies 24Dec 8, 2017 6:27 PM +00:00

He couldn't dance for shit!

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replies 25Dec 8, 2017 6:28 PM +00:00

I liked IF YOU LET ME STAY.

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replies 26Dec 8, 2017 7:00 PM +00:00

nekkid

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replies 27Dec 8, 2017 7:07 PM +00:00

Outta memory - wasn’t there some story revealed about him and his failure to maintain his career out not long ago?

I’ll go research! Thought there was some big surprising reason it all went pear-shaped...

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replies 28Dec 8, 2017 7:57 PM +00:00

Yeah! Article in The a Guardian a couple of months ago. Early burnout. Interesting stuff..,

In 1987, his debut album saw him hailed as a rival to Michael Jackson and Prince – but then his star crashed and burned. He talks about the nervous breakdown that triggered his identity change, living as a recluse and the music industry’s ‘Olympian’ conspiracy to bring him down
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replies 29Dec 8, 2017 8:00 PM +00:00

R29 yikes, he sounds really off in that article

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replies 30Dec 8, 2017 11:01 PM +00:00