carlos b fly wrote:
^ Outside of QUEEN Left Eye, they really weren't that talented (even the Spice Girls wrote a lot of their music) I was watching their VMA performance from 1995 and their dance moves were weak as hell and as always T-Boz sounded a hot ass mess.
Really it was their unique group chemistry that made them what they were (and some amazing R&B tracks of course). Each member of TLC complimented the group and felt like they added something of value. Very few girlbands can lay claim to that. The Spice Girls would be the only other one. And in the same way that once Geri left Spice Girls they lost what made them work, the same thing happened when TLC lost Lisa. What they all contributed to the whole was needed to make it work.
That's why I wish they'd just retire TLC. Its like Spice Girls without Posh, you need all of them or it'll never have that X Factor.
Yeah, TLC was very much about the sum of the parts as opposed to any one member. Lisa did a lot behind the scenes, and some people like her rapping (I am not one of them). T-Boz had that really unique and sexy timbre. Chili had a soulful voice that really worked on bridges and other songs parts (see "Baby Baby Baby" and "Red Light Special"). Most of all they just wrote/picked good material and knew how to deliver it.