Tom Tom Club "Tom Tom Club" LP (1981)
Tom Tom Club "Tom Tom Club" LP (1981)
Tom Tom Club "Tom Tom Club" LP (1981)
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Tom Tom Club "Tom Tom Club" LP (1981)

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Details: This is the Tom Tom Club's debut studio album that was recorded in The Bahamas. The band had no idea (other than a beginning framework for Wordy Rappinghood) what they would record for this album when they were asked to do so. They thought they would figure it out when they got there: and luckily, for them, it did come together! This album was recorded with Steven Stanley (Talking Heads, Black Uhuru) at Compass Point Studios. This is a nice little original copy, the album was repressed 8 times in the US alone, and this is the Winchester Pressing on Sire. It has definite signs of shelf-wear but is still sturdy, and the album inside is graded conservatively at VG. A bit of a loved-up copy, but fun to have around and play a lot (we hope that's what you are planning to do with it)!

Description: "Tom Tom Club is the debut studio album by Tom Tom Club, released in 1981, containing the UK hit singles "Wordy Rappinghood", which reached No. 7 in June 1981; "Genius of Love", which reached No. 65 in October of the same year; and "Under the Boardwalk", which reached No. 22 in August 1982. When released in the United States, "Genius of Love" peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both "Wordy Rappinghood" and "Genius of Love" topped the US dance chart.

The album was re-released on May 19, 2009, as a part of a two-CD deluxe package with the band's second album, Close to the Bone. The album was further reissued on Limited Edition white vinyl by Real Gone Music on March 1, 2019.

Slant Magazine listed the album at No. 87 on its Best Albums of the 1980s list."

Grade: VG (Cover) / VG (Record)


1.  Wordy Rappinghood
2. Genius Of Love
3. Tom Tom Theme
4. L'Éléphant


1. As Above, So Below
2. Lorelei
3. On, On, On, On...
4. Booming and Zooming