Limited Edition - Only 700 Copies!
Pressed On Blue & Yellow Starburst Vinyl!
The Talking Heads spawned a number of worthy side projects and spinoffs—David
Byrne & Brian Eno’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Jerry Harrison’s The Red and
the Black—but none were as funky, danceable, and flat-out fun as Chris Frantz
and Tina Weymouth’s Tom Tom Club.
Conceived as something of a larkish break from the grandly realized intellectual
and artistic pretensions of the Heads’ Remain in Light record, the duo’s
self-titled 1981 debut was recorded in Barbados with Weymouth’s sisters
and Adrian Belew and Steven Stanley from the Remain in Light band.
The album not only spawned a couple of hit singles in "Genius of Love"
and "Wordy Rappinghood" but also became, in its own way, enormously
influential. This was the sound of downtown New York talking, listening, and
rapping to the burgeoning hip hop movement, a hybrid heard in a whole host of
acts in the '80s and '90s, from Madonna to Mariah Carey to the Beastie Boys and
beyond. Weymouth and Frantz went on to record several more albums under the Tom
Tom Club moniker, but this remains the classic.
Real Gone Music is proud to offer Tom Tom Club in a Blue and Yellow Starburst
Vinyl Edition Limited to 700 copies. Fun, natural fun!