Tom Tom Club is an American group founded in 1981 by a duo - husband and wife - namely Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz. Founding members who originally were also the creators of another world famous group namely…. the "Talking Heads" (founded a few years earlier and whose dislocation will lead to the creation of Tom Tom Club). It was in 1981 that the single "Wordy Rappinghood" was released, with its peculiar sound and rhythm which ensured its immediate and dazzling success. But it is the single "Genius of love" released in 1982 which remains as their main success because it has been taken up and remixed many times. Tom Tom Club will remain as one of the most innovative bands in terms of sound from the early 80s. To discover or rediscover. Discography (among others ...) :
• Wordy Rappinghood 1981
• Genius of love 1982
• Under the boardwalk 1982
• The man with the 4 way hips 1983
• Plesaure of love 1983
• Don't say no 1988
• Suboceana 1988
• Sunshine and ectasy 1992
• You sexy thing 1992
• Time to bounce 2000
• Who feelin' it 2000
• She's dangerous 2000
• Mistletunes 2007
• Downtown rockers 2012
• Won't give you up 2012
• Kissin' Antonio 2012
1981 ... what will surely remain one of the biggest Dance hits of the beginning of this decade. They sign here a first title crossed out at will with a truly extraordinary sound. MAS-TER-FUL !
1982 ... but it is THIS title which will make the group definitely enter the musical legend of the 80s. HU-GE !
1982 ... after an absolutely exceptional year 81 for the group, year 82 will confirm their status of sure value of the moment
1983 ... complete change of sound. An integral 360 which disorients the fans and which limits success only to the Anglo-Saxon sphere
1983 ... finished the touch of madness and the extraordinary sound that made the group successful. However the quality is certain but it is no longer enough to make a difference
1988 ... after a break - wanted or forced - of 5 years, here they are back. Unfortunately return which goes relatively unnoticed ...
1988 ... a darker sound ... but the Funky base remains preponderant. Enough to assure them a last notorious success in the USA !
1992 ... a change of decade that rhymes with sunshine and ecstasy in House mode. 90s oblige !
1992 ... another track that smells of hot sand. Nothing exceptional but it is more than enough to ensure a final that holds water
2000...when we thought the case was definitely over, here they are back 8 years later in an unexpected way to say the least. Anyway, we take, we take !
2000...we're not going to lie to each other, the group will never come back in the race but what he offers is far from deserving, that's clear. Anyway, we'll be happy with that...
2000...the only problem today is that the group has lost a large part of what made him so original. With the consequence of an inevitable trivialization...
2007...as so often, when things go wrong, we launch into special Christmas titles. And on this one, the group will still manage to surprise us once again...
2012...they make a point of coming back at least once in every decade. Here comes their latest album...
2012...we would have liked the group to rediscover at some point everything that made its charm and originality, but that will not be the case. Really unfortunate...
2012...we therefore imagine that this title will not be the last. We should therefore find them next decade but in what frame of mind, good question...
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