Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club

Vendor: Island Records
Released: 1981


Island ILPS 9686 made in UK.

Vinyl NM. Cover VG+.

Following the release of the Talking Heads' fourth album, REMAIN IN LIGHT, the band's husband-and-wife rhythm section, drummer Chris Frantz and bassist Tina Weymouth, opted to record tracks in the Caribbean on the invitation of Islands Records founder Chris Blackwell, thus the Tom Tom Club was born. Joined by Talking Heads touring guitarist Adrian Belew, guitarist Monte Brown, percussionist Steven Stanley, and Weymouth's sisters, Laura and Lani, on background vocals, Frantz and Weymouth crafted a highly rhythmic, groove-laden album that incorporated world music (most obviously on the buoyant, African-tinged "L'Elephant") and hip-hop (the playful "Wordy Rappinghood," a kindred spirit to Blondie's "Rapture").


Side A

  1. Wordy Rappinghood (6:27)
  2. Genius Of Love (5:34)
  3. Tom Tom Theme (1:25)
  4. L'Éléphant (4:50)

Side B

  1. As Above, So Below (5:23)
  2. Lorelei (Remix Version) (6:20)
  3. On, On, On, On...(Remix Version) (3:44)
  4. Under The Boardwalk (5:44)

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