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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.

by Anonymousreply 3012/08/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 112/07/2017

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 Anonymousreply 212/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 312/07/2017

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 Anonymousreply 412/07/2017

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 Anonymousreply 512/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 612/07/2017

Lisa Bonet in drag.

by Anonymousreply 712/07/2017

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 Anonymousreply 812/07/2017

[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 Anonymousreply 912/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1012/07/2017

Despacito is R10’s jam

by Anonymousreply 1112/07/2017

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 Anonymousreply 1212/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1312/07/2017

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 Anonymousreply 1412/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1512/07/2017

^A Britney Spears fan.

by Anonymousreply 1612/08/2017

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

And no, not even remotely a Britney fan.

by Anonymousreply 1712/08/2017

He loses points for sleeping with Paula Yates.

Isn't he gay now?

by Anonymousreply 1812/08/2017

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 Anonymousreply 1912/08/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2012/08/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2112/08/2017

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 Anonymousreply 2212/08/2017

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 Anonymousreply 2312/08/2017

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 Anonymousreply 2412/08/2017

He couldn't dance for shit!

by Anonymousreply 2512/08/2017

I liked IF YOU LET ME STAY.

by Anonymousreply 2612/08/2017

nekkid

by Anonymousreply 2712/08/2017

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 Anonymousreply 2812/08/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2912/08/2017

R29 yikes, he sounds really off in that article

by Anonymousreply 3012/08/2017
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