Taylor Hicks’ Whomp at the Warfield DVD was recorded during his post-Idol tour, and has had several release dates come and go. But finally, the DVD, a recording of his show at the Warfield theater in San Francisco in 2007, will be released on January 5.
Taylor has become sort of a joke in the press these days, kinda the poster child for Idol’s failures, or the failure of “the public” to always choose the “correct winner”. Taylor’s run as the “Teen Angel” with the cheesy Broadway musical, Grease hasn’t helped his image much either (though it’s certainly helped his pocketbook).
Bah, I say.
Taylor’s post Idol debut was a lukewarm mish-mash of 2nd rate songs. But live? Taylor puts on a show, peeps. I’ve seen him several times, and I’d go back to see him again. His second album, The Distance is a much better representation of who Taylor is as an artist.
Unabashedly retro, he’s never going to have a hit record, but his live performances are what won him the title. Deservedly.
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