Sunday, December 14, 2008

Terence Trent D'Arby's Monasteryo

This week's album of the week goes back to 1993, Terence Trent D'Arby's Symphony or Damn (subtitled- Exploring the tension inside the sweetness). This is arguably TTD's best album... yes, even better than his popular debut album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby that spawned the hits Sign Your Name and Wishing Well. After his debut album, supposedly TTD became a raving egomaniac and pissed off several people at the record label. He followed up Hardline with the very disappointing Neither Fish Nor Flesh, and by the time Symphony or Damn arrived it was overlooked and under appreciated (and it's too bad because it's a really good album).

So whatever happen to Terence Trent D'Arby? Well, in October 2001, Terence Trent D'Arby was laid to rest... he legally changed his name to Sananda Maitreya. Currently he lives in Italy (according to the web), and he is still making music

I've always wondered why someone like TTD never really found his niche here in the states. I read something on his website about being too R&B for Rock and too Rock for R&B early in his career. Nevertheless, in this day and age of American Idol, and all this fly-by-night mindless music we could use more artists like TTD (or should I say Sananda Maitreya). Besides, if Prince/the Symbol can make a comeback like he did several years ago, why can't TTD/Sananda Maitreya...

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