A masterful album. Underrated and definitely one of the best from the ‘80s.
Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent Darby
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/09/2017|
Masterful and one of the best indeed. Underrated, no. Got much acclaim. Sadly TTD couldn’t continue his brilliance.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/07/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/07/2017|
My favorite single was 'Sign Your Name'. I had a volatile relationship back then, and I could really identify with the emotions.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/07/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/07/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/07/2017|
OP, I really like “the artist formerly known as TTD” including his first and third albums. Lots of great songs and great performances.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/07/2017|
Lisa Bonet in drag.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/07/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/07/2017|
[italic]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[/italic]
Brilliant lyrics from IF YOU ALL GET TO HEAVEN
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/07/2017|
If that cliche claptrap is his lyrics, no wonder he faded into nothingness.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/07/2017|
Despacito is R10’s jam
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/07/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/07/2017|
I wore that album out in the 80’s. What happened to him & his promising music career?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/07/2017|
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:
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/07/2017|
It was OK. It was enjoyable. It was not earth shattering.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/07/2017|
^A Britney Spears fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/08/2017|
^ A raging cunt obsessed with Terence what's his nuts.
And no, not even remotely a Britney fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/08/2017|
He loses points for sleeping with Paula Yates.
Isn't he gay now?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/08/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/08/2017|
Whites don’t like it when Blacks are arrogant. But Whites think it’s all in good fun when Whites are arrogant.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/08/2017|
I could not agree more. I LOVE this version of WHO'S LOVING YOU; he really does it justice.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/08/2017|
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 [italic]that[/italic] good.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/08/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/08/2017|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/08/2017|
He couldn't dance for shit!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/08/2017|
I liked IF YOU LET ME STAY.
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|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/08/2017|
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...
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/08/2017|
Yeah! Article in The a Guardian a couple of months ago. Early burnout. Interesting stuff..,
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/08/2017|
R29 yikes, he sounds really off in that article
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/09/2017|