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Tom Tom Club [Deluxe Edition]
     

Tom Tom Club [Deluxe Edition]

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"Who needs to think when your feet just go?" So sings Tina Weymouth on Tom Tom Club's debut album. And rightly so -- this was the sunny break in the islands that the rhythm section of Talking Heads wanted, and they got it, away from the art-school intellectualism that had resulted in the classic but understandably very unsunny Remain in Light. This album, a

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"Who needs to think when your feet just go?" So sings Tina Weymouth on Tom Tom Club's debut album. And rightly so -- this was the sunny break in the islands that the rhythm section of Talking Heads wanted, and they got it, away from the art-school intellectualism that had resulted in the classic but understandably very unsunny Remain in Light. This album, a collection of funky, sprightly little tunes recorded in Barbados with Weymouth's sisters, hubbie and drummer Chris Frantz, and several of the members of the Remain in Light tour group: Adrian Belew, guitar, and Steven Stanley, percussion. Ironically, hoping to toss off a fun album under the radar, the group came out with an album, the best tracks of which, "Genius of Love" and "Wordy Rappinghood," became enormously influential throughout the '80s and '90s, eventually getting ripped off wholeheartedly for Mariah Carey's "Daydream." The album also marks a point in music history when the New York alternative scene and the burgeoning hip-hop scene were influencing each other, when both parties were on to something new. It's a snapshot of a time, and still holds together fairly well. [This album was released as a Deluxe Edition in 2009.]

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Release Date:
05/19/2009
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602527016900
catalogNumber:
270169
Rank:
15713

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Tom Tom Club [Deluxe Edition] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD (especially the song, Genius of Love) makes me think of a bunch of diverse people dancing in New York City in the 80s. The songs are SO original, the songs have creative beats and rythems, and the lyrics are very interesting.