Tom Tom Club, the side project of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz from Talking Heads, enjoyed two big hit singles in the UK back in 1981 and 1982. Wordy Rappinghood got all the way to #7 (which no doubt pissed off David Byrne as it wouldn’t be until 1985 that Road To Nowhere would give the whole band a Top 10 hit) while their cover of Under The Boardwalk reached #22.
In between these, there was also a flop single which peaked at #65, despite which it has proven to be their most enduring and memorable song. One that makes me think of sunshine, sandy beaches and a wonderfully blue sea lapping onto a Caribbean shore:-
mp3 : Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love (extended version)
mp3 : Tom Tom Club – Lorelei (instrumental version)
I hate winter.