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3.0 out of 5 stars CD edition differs from original album, 22 April 2008
This review is from: Tom Tom Club (Audio CD)
Beginning life as an off-shoot from Talking Heads while David Byrne worked on a solo project, Tom Tom Club has endured for over twenty-five years on and off, and this debut album has remained a strong seller, though its follow-up, Close To The Bone, remains mysteriously unavailable.

Thanks to the electroclash movement Tom Tom Club sounds more contemporary now than it did a decade ago, and many of its hooks and beats have been sampled over and over. The best known tracks are the singles Genius Of Love and Wordy Rappinghood, though as they were initially signed by Chris Blackwell to the British Island label, Wordy Rappinghood was not released as a single in America at the time. It was a huge hit in Europe, though, and was revived not long ago by Chicks On Speed. The album works well as a whole, full of light and bounce and rhythm.

This UK CD of the 1981 album has been somewhat revised from the original vinyl release. Gone is the final track Booming And Zooming to be replaced by the non-album 1982 single Under The Boardwalk, a funky reworking of the old Drifters tune. That 12" single also contained remixes of two album tracks, On, On, On, On... and Lorelei. These were rather smoother and less quirky than the originals, and both of these have been used in place of the album versions on this CD.

The British version is available very cheaply, but should you wish to hear the original album and are prepared to pay a little more by buying the US version, you will be rewarded by getting the original album plus Under The Boardwalk and Lorelei (Remix), and also the excellent 12" remixes of Wordy Rappinghood and Genius Of Love.
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