Tom Tom Club's Self-Titled Classic Receives First-Ever Vinyl Reissue
In 1981, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads debuted their side-project/band Tom Tom Club, dominating NYC with subtly funky synth pop that was as infectious as it was cathartic. Anchored by singles like “Genius Of Love” and “Wordy Rappinghood,” their self-titled album was immediately embraced by hip-hop even in its infancy, with songs like Grandmaster Flash‘s “It’s Nasty” and Dr. Jeckyll And Mr. Hyde‘s “Genius Rap” bearing the bones that playful guitar and synth groove, and it’s gone on to secure cult classic levels of adoration in subsequent years.
Now Tom Tom Club’s debut album will see its very first vinyl reissue 35 years down the line. Pressed to translucent green wax, the reissues will be extremely limited in quantity with just 800 copies being made available. Pre-orders are underway now via Real Gone Music. Just be sure to act fast, as this a particularly limited engagement, though it would certainly make a nice a addition to anyone’s bookshelf this holiday season. In other Talking Heads-ish news, Jonathan Demme, director of their revered concert film Stop Making Sense, has just released a similar treatment of Justin Timberlake‘s final 20/20 Experience live show, which is streaming on Netflix now.