Album of the Day
Tom Tom Club
In the wake of REMAIN IN LIGHT, Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz launched a side project, Tom Tom Club, that proved lighter in tone but equally alluring. Recorded in the Bahamas with a small collective of like-minded musicians (including guitarist Adrian Belew), the group's self-titled 1981 debut was a gleeful fusion of new wave and hip-hop. The Sire set includes a cover of “Under the Boardwalk” and a pair of No.1 Dance Chart hits in “Wordy Rappinghood” and “Genius of Love”; the latter's breathy vocals and chirpy electronic keyboard riff would be sampled frequently in the years to come. Fun is the order of the day on the gold-certified TOM TOM CLUB, and we'll give the album another spin now to wish Weymouth a happy birthday.