Tom Tom Club - S/T - Talking Heads - 1981 Synth New Wave Early Hip Hop - Original Canada Issue LP

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Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club

Label: Sire Records Company
Catalog#: SRK 3628
Format: Vinyl, LP

Record is VG+ VG++ has some light wear (listen to our copy)
Cover VG+ VG++ slight edgewear spinewear and ringwear (see our pic)

Country: Canada
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic
Style: Dub, Synth-pop, Disco New Wave




A1 Wordy Rappinghood (6:27)
A2 Genius Of Love (5:34)
A3 Tom Tom Theme (1:25)
A4 L'Éléphant (4:50)

B1 As Above, So Below (5:23)
B2 Lorelei (5:05)
B3 On, On, On, On... (3:33)
B4 Booming And Zooming (4:32)





Companies, etc.


Record Company – Warner Communications
Manufactured By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
Manufactured By – WEA Musique Du Canada Ltée.
Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
Distributed By – WEA Musique Du Canada Ltée.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sire Records Company
Copyright (c) – Sire Records Company
Copyright (c) – Tom Tom Club (2)
Published By – Metered Music, Inc.
Recorded At – Compass Point Studios
Mixed At – Compass Point Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Pressed By – Quality Records Limited
Printed By – Ever Reddy







Illustration – James Rizzi
Management – G. Kurfirst, Overland Productions
Performer [We Are The Members Of The Tom Tom Club] – Adrian Belew, Benjamin Armbrister, Chris Frantz, James Rizzi, Kendal Stubbs, Lani Weymouth, Laura Weymouth, Loric Weymouth, Monte Brown, Steven Stanley, Tina Weymouth, Tyrone Downie
Producer – Chris Frantz, Steven Stanley, Tina Weymouth
Recorded By [Assisted By], Mixed By [Assisted By] – B. Armbrister, K. Stubbs
Recorded By, Mixed By – S. Stanley
Written-By – Tom Tom Club






Recorded and mixed [...] at Compass Point Studios, New Providence, Bahamas.
Mastered at Sterling Sound Studios, New York.
All songs written by Tom Tom Club ©1981
Sire Records Company
Manufactured and distributed by-WEA Records of Canada, Ltd./Fabrique et distribue par-WEA Musique du Canada Ltee.
A Warner Communications company [Warner 'W' logo]

Printed on spine:
©℗ 1981 Sire Records Company
[Ever Reddy 'ER' logo] Printed in Canada

Printed on labels:
All songs written by Tom Tom Club, ©1981
© & ℗ 1981 Sire Records Company
Manufactured and distributed by/Fabrique et distribue par WEA Records of Canada, Ltd.
A Warner Communications company [Warner 'W' logo]





Barcode and Other Identifiers


Rights Society: ASCAP
Pressing Plant ID (Labels): Q
Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out area): XSR-3628-A AIQ Q
Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out area): XSR-3628-B AIQ Q



The Tom Tom Club is a new-wave band founded in 1980 by spouses and Talking Heads alumni Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz.

Although originally established as a side project, the Tom Tom Club enjoyed early success with hits such as "Genius of Love" and "Wordy Rappinghood," which were taken from their self-titled first album which was released on Sire in the US and Island Records elsewhere in 1981.

"Genius of Love" has been sampled or reinterpreted by many artists, including emcee Redman, Funkdoobiest, and Mariah Carey in her hit single "Fantasy." "It's Nasty" (1982) by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was one of the early hip-hop versions of the song—however, the sample was re-recorded by a live band, as was common practice at the time. Another version, "Genius Rap" (1981), by Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, was the first cover version.

Early British pressings of its first album featured short versions of "Genius of Love" and "Wordy Rappinghood," but to capitalize on the club success of these songs, Island reissued the album with the full 12-inch versions in 1982

Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love

You may have never heard this song in your entire life but if you heard Mariah's Fantasy then you've heard parts of it. And yes it is one of the most influencial songs of all time. It's been sampled by a large number of hip hop and pop artists

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Format LP
Label Sire Records
Color Black