Tom Tom Club (album)

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Tom Tom Club
Studio album by Tom Tom Club
Released October 1981[1]
Recorded November 1980–April 1981
Genre New wave,[2] post-disco,[2] alternative rock [2]
Length 39:35
Label US: Sire/Warner Bros. Records
23628
UK: Island/PolyGram Records
Argentina: A&M
Producer Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Steven Stanley
Tom Tom Club chronology
Tom Tom Club
(1981)
Close to the Bone
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau A−[4]

Tom Tom Club is Tom Tom Club's first album, released in 1981, containing the UK hit singles "Wordy Rappinghood," which reached No. 7 in June 1981; "Genius of Love," which reached No. 65 in October of the same year; and "Under the Boardwalk," which reached No. 22 in August 1982. When released in the U.S., "Genius of Love" peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100.[5] Both "Wordy Rappinghood" and "Genius of Love" topped the U.S. dance chart.

The album was re-released on May 19, 2009, as a part of a two-CD deluxe package with the band's second album, Close to the Bone.

Slant Magazine listed the album at #87 on its Best Albums of the 1980s list.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by the Tom Tom Club; except where indicated.

LP version[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Wordy Rappinghood"
  2. "Genius of Love"
  3. "Tom Tom Theme"
  4. "L'Elephant"

Side 2[edit]

  1. "As Above, So Below"
  2. "Lorelei"
  3. "On, On, On, On..."
  4. "Booming and Zooming"

Cassette version[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Wordy Rappinghood"
  2. "Genius of Love"
  3. "Tom Tom Theme"
  4. "L'Elephant"

Side 2[edit]

  1. "As Above, So Below"
  2. "Lorelei" (Remix)
  3. "On, On, On, On..."
  4. "Under The Boardwalk" (Kenny Young, Arthur Resnick)

CD version[edit]

  1. "Wordy Rappinghood" – 6:27
  2. "Genius of Love" – 5:34
  3. "Tom Tom Theme" – 1:24
  4. "L'Elephant" – 4:51
  5. "As Above, So Below" – 5:22
  6. "Lorelei" – 5:05
  7. "On, On, On, On..." – 3:33
  8. "Booming and Zooming" – 4:35
  9. "Under the Boardwalk" – 5:46
  10. "Lorelei" (Remix) – 6:17
  11. "Wordy Rappinghood" (Long Version) – 6:42
  12. "Genius of Love" (Long Version) – 7:26

Deluxe Edition CD1

  1. "Wordy Rappinghood" – 6:27
  2. "Genius of Love" – 5:34
  3. "Tom Tom Theme" – 1:24
  4. "L'Elephant" – 4:51
  5. "As Above, So Below" – 5:22
  6. "Lorelei - album version" – 5:05
  7. "On, On, On, On..." – 3:33
  8. "Booming and Zooming" – 4:35
  9. "Under the Boardwalk" – 5:46
  10. "On, On, On, On...- remix version"
  11. "Lorelei - remix version" – 6:17
  12. "Spooks - single version" -
  13. "Elephant - single version" -
  14. "(You Don't Stop) Wordy Rappinghood - single version" –

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]