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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Brian McFadden Vs. Bryan Abrams: Battle Of The Ex-Boy Band Scumbags

Here's ex-Westlife member Brian McFadden, fiance of Delta Goodrem who went solo in 2004 and who's now washed up and apparently a complete homophobe.

Take a listen to his comments from last month on a New Zealand morning show, where the color pink was being discussed and a woman called in and said traditionally boys used to wear it (McFadden: "Yes, in San Francisco and Sydney!"):

An excerpt: "Saying pink is a form of red is the same as saying homosexual is a form of male. Don't be goin' all technical on me sayin' 'in the old days.' Because in the old days, there was no such thing as gay. It was frowned upon. The church would burn you at the stake."

That's a shame. I really liked his single "Real To Me" when it was out four years ago.

Just for the record, here's Brian performing in a pink hoodie:

Next up we have former Color Me Badd singer Bryan Abrams, who got wasted on Friday in an Oklahoma City restaurant then punched his girlfriend in the face while screaming, "I'm-a kill you! You and me! You and me!"

Romantic, no?

Nice mugshot. Abrams is in the slammer, and the woman is pressing charges.

In typical D'luv fashion, I never liked any of Color Me Badd's big hits, like "I Wanna Sex You Up," "All 4 Love" and "I Adore Mi Amore."

I much preferred their minor 1994 hit "Choose," off their follow-up flop album. That's Bryan Abrams singing lead in the video:

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  • At 11:56 AM, Anonymous shaun said…

    "Choose" was/is a jam! I was going through my "if it ain't alternative, it ain't cool" phase when it was out, but thankfully, my big sister had shit for music taste (always has/always will). I remember trashing "Choose" every time she'd put it on and then secretly singing along in my head. Oh memories...

  • At 3:00 PM, Blogger duanemoody.com said…

    That is a real shame about McFadden; his record would have most certainly made my year end list... it has some great songs on it. I won't be pandering to a homophobe though. I wonder how his ex-Westlife member feels about his statements?

  • At 4:48 PM, Blogger John said…

    "Time and Chance" was such a better album, and I loved "Choose". I might still get with Bryan, though. Apparently I love abuse, or I wouldn't keep commenting on this here blog.

  • At 10:14 PM, Anonymous My Name Is Dita said…

    Really, Bryan? Really? The Church, Brian?

    Tell me Bryan, Brian... what would the Church have done "back then" to lying, cheating spouses and adulterers?

    Tell me Bryan.

  • At 1:02 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Shaun, yeah, I went through a big "Choose" rediscovery in the spring, 14 years after the fact. Back in winter/spring '94, I used to hear it a lot on the the radio, along with Ace of Base and Lisa Loeb, while I was jetting back and forth to classes in college.

    Duane, I'm sure the gay one, Mark, is turned on by it and is sitting on his electric toothbrush as we speak.

    John, you know you d'luv the pain.

    Dita, Jesus loves all his sheep who have wandered from the boy band.

  • At 1:46 AM, Blogger 17days said…

    Choose!!!! God, I have always loved that song. Produced by Jam And Lewis... it's fantastic!

  • At 4:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    yay for Choose, what a gem, I always loved when the big artists of the early 90's had flop singles cause they were always good and stand the test of time...finally the video was put on you tube, I searched a while back but it wasn't up, thanks!!

  • At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    and how many times pimp out his Westlife singles at London's club G.A.Y? I wonder whatever fanbase he left would feel about that!!

  • At 8:49 PM, Blogger chenmeinv0 said…

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