Antonio from New York, NySince no one else is doing it, I”m going to come to the defense of TTD. John Lennon infamously said The Beatles “are more popular than Jesus”. Later, he clarified what he meant and regretted saying it. The same holds true for TTD, who said his debut album was better than Sgt. Pepper”s. Similarly, TTD retracted what he said and admitted it was foolish. Sometimes brash, young musicians say dumb things, that”s all.In terms of chart-topping hits and staying in the public eye, TTD didn”t live up to his own hype. His unique voice and style became irrelevant; drowned out in a sea of brilliantly marketed clones who happened to come along at a time when pop music largely degenerated. Since around the time of TTD”s brief heyday, Pop/R&B/Soul so-called “artists” have rarely ventured beyond vapid songs about materialism and “bootys”. In this sense, poetic musicians whose lyrics are full of wit, depth, and spirituality should be PROUD of not remaining relevant!As often happens, true talents that dare to stray “off the beaten path” continue to have a cult following. Unfortunately, they are often too complex to be palatable to the tastes of a finicky listening public. Take a look at the pop charts of the last ten years or so. Has what”s “in” translated to creativity?Look, it is ignorant for anyone to say that TTD comes anywhere near the legacy of The Beatles. But give a fair hearing to his songs like “She Kissed Me”, “Frankie & Johnny”, “Holding On to You”, “We Don”t Have That Much Time Together”, or “You Will Pay Tomorrow”. Most likely, your evaluation of TTD will have changed. Yes, TTD”s truly eclectic brand of neo-soul fell by the way side; much to the loss of popular R&B/Soul. I dare say TTD was ahead of his time.Iztok from Kranj, Other – EuropeAnother good song he had was Dance little sister.Billy from West Unity, OhJena, I could”nt agree with you more. I”ve seen over the years others who have said they would be bigger and better than The Beatles……Damn I can”t think of who they were/are. Perhaps just a flash in the pan.Eric from Bend, OrI thought Terrence Trent D”Arby was a one-hit wonder with this song. I never knew anything about him changing his name due to any trauma he had experienced.Jena from Leavenworth, KsAnyone else remember Terrence Trent D”Arby saying (at the height of his fame) that he was going to be “bigger than The Beatles”? Whatever happened to that? Now the poor guy can”t even get a comment about his biggest hit on thedailysplash.tv!;-)see more comments
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