Posts tagged "Terence Trent D’Arby"
Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The ’80s From Worst To First (110-101)

Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The ’80s From Worst To First (110-101)

The hottest chick in the game circa ’88-Pebbles-and more, as we close in on the top 100.

Flyte Brothers 16: Terence Trent D'Arby's "Right Thing, Wrong Way"

Flyte Brothers 16: Terence Trent D’Arby’s “Right Thing, Wrong Way”

TTD met Jam & Lewis, and the result was a frenetic funk/soul jam that wound up on…the “Beverly Hills Cop III” soundtrack?

Never Tear Us Apart: An INXS Eulogy

Never Tear Us Apart: An INXS Eulogy

You’d be forgiven if the news that INXS are calling it quits failed to turn many heads. The Australian band, for all intents and purposes, ceased to exist for many after lead singer Michael Hutchence’s lifeless body was found in a Sydney hotel room almost 15 years ago. There was no New Order-esque transition into something different, though not for lack of trying – assuming “ searching for a new frontman on a reality show ” and “ putting together a bizarre covers/tribute album with guest vocalists ” counts as “trying.” But I’m not going to say nor hear a bad word about […]

bLISTerd Presents: The 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties (40-31)

bLISTerd Presents: The 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties (40-31)

Albums by The Pixies, The Police, Janet Jackson and Terence Trent D’Arby show up in the top 40 of our best albums of the ’80s countdown.

Shoulda Been a Hit: TTD’s “Designated Fool”

If you’re a true music lover, you’re probably well aware that Terence Trent D’Arby didn’t stop making good music after his Grammy-winning debut, “Introducing the Hardline According To…”. Actually, Terence used his success to further his artistic vision, going on to make an additional four albums that fused rock and soul better than just about anyone not named Prince Rogers Nelson. “TTD’s Wildcard!” was released in 2003, after Terence underwent a Prince-like name change of sorts, preferring to be known […]

TVone Wants to Know: Who Should Be on the Next Season of Unsung?

If you’re a fan of soul music and you’re not watching TVone’s documentary series “Unsung”, you are missing out big time. The series, which concludes its’ third season this week, spotlights artists with compelling  back stories who have not gotten their deserved props from the mainstream. The folks behind this show really do their research-almost every episode has been sit-in-front-of-the-TV-rapt good. They’ve covered everyone from Donny Hathaway and Phyllis Hyman to DeBarge and Stacy Lattisaw, and this season’s final episode […]

Award Show Sundays: Little Richard Steals the Thunder

This is probably one of my 5 favorite Grammy moments of all time (ooh, an idea for another list!). It’s March 1988, and the Grammy Awards are at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Presenting the Best New Artist trophy are Buster Poindexter, who is enjoying mainstream recognition for the first time in his career thanks to his cover of Arrow’s “Hot Hot Hot”, and Little Richard. What results is Richard going wildly and hilariously off-script (someone should […]

Moonlighting: Sheryl Crow’s “100 Miles from Memphis”

To say that I was not looking forward to a new album by Sheryl Crow was an understatement. I’d bought every album she’d released since her charming 1993 debut, “Tuesday Night Music Club”, and the law of diminishing returns had come into play with every successive record. 2008’s “Detours” was strained and boring. I’d say she was one album away from joining the likes of LL Cool J on my “never buy an album by them again” list. Surprisingly, “100 […]