Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tom Tom Club Close To The Bone 1983

Tom Tom Club, the brainchild of Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth, the drums-bass, husband-wife Talking Heads rhythm section, was this perfect hybrid of Funkadelic and Bananarama. The second album from Tom Tom Club was a thing of funky beauty. Pleasure Of Love, On The Line Again, The Man With The 4-Way Hips, Never Took A Penny, and Measure Up are all pure funk fun. The rest might not quite get there, but close enough.

The original vinyl is the way to go. The debut got the big push, but this one is just as good. The funky Weymouth sisters jammin' reggae and funk with that Talking Heads pulse, and an all-star band. The girlish singing, the wiggly synth lines, it's all so eighties, but don't worry, no one wants you to take things seriously.

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