Let's Make Mixtapes

Keeping your childhood pop icons alive…even the ones you thought were dead.

Good morning, pals! Apologies to my tens of readers (faithful ye be!) for the lack of posts yesterday. Life got in the way. Fortunately, I’ve returned to the underground bunker I share with my cat, my fear of the outside world renewed. I’m ready to continue life as a pasty blogger, for you, my lovelies. Only for you.

terrence trent d'arby

Let’s talk music, shall we? There was a really great album released in July 1987 (tomorrow will be its anniversary), called Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby. It was, of course, the debut album of one very talented Terence Trent D’Arby. Besides being on regular rotation in my bedroom, it was a commercial and critical smash. It also made the list in the 2005 book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, which chose albums from 1950-2000. (For reference, note that in January of this year alone, more than 100 albums were released by major & high-profile indie labels.) It’s definitely worth a listen.

Since then Terrence has produced twelve studio albums and continues to work (he changed his name legally to Sananda Maitreya–both artists are easily discoverable for purchase and streaming.) His debut spun off six singles, two of which, you definitely remember. The first, “Wishing Well,” gave him his first number 1 hit. And the second, well, you’re about to experience all over again. You’re welcome.

 

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