Dark Sneak Love Action

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Dark Sneak Love Action
Studio album by
GenreFunk rock[2]
LabelSire/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records (U.S.)
ProducerChris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Bruce Martin, Mark Roule
Tom Tom Club chronology
Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom
Dark Sneak Love Action
The Good, the Bad, and the Funky
Professional ratings
Review scores
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[1]

Dark Sneak Love Action is the fourth studio album by Tom Tom Club, released in 1991.[5][6] It includes the band's cover version of the Hot Chocolate track, "You Sexy Thing."[7]

The album's final track, "Daddy Come Home," contains a sample of "Measure Up," a track from the band's 1983 album Close to the Bone.

Critical reception[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music called the album "experimental" and "funky."[1] Trouser Press deemed it a "thoroughly delightful and diverse multi-cultural exposition on easygoing, sexy pop rhythmotics."[8]

Billboard called lead single "Sunshine and Ectasy" a "kinetic pop/dance gem."[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Mark Roule and Bruce Martin except where noted.

  1. "Love Wave" – 5:13
  2. "Sunshine and Ecstasy" – 5:09
  3. "You Sexy Thing" (Errol Brown, Tony Wilson) – 3:46
  4. "Who Wants an Ugly Girl?" – 4:54
  5. "Say I Am" – 4:54
  6. "Irresistible Party Dip" – 5:11
  7. "Dark Sneak Love Action" – 4:21
  8. "Innocent Sex Kiss" – 4:00
  9. "Dogs in the Trash" – 4:28
  10. "My Mama Told Me" – 4:33
  11. "As the Disco Ball Turns" – 5:48
  12. "Daddy Come Home" (Frantz, Martin, Dougie Pincock, Roule, Weymouth) – 5:27


Tom Tom Club
  • Tina Weymouth – bass guitar, vocals
  • Chris Frantz – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Lani Weymouth, Victoria Clamp – vocals
  • Mark Roule – guitar, vocals
  • Bruce Martin – computer programming, percussion, keyboards, accordion, vocals


  1. ^ a b c Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 8. MUZE. p. 202.
  2. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock (3rd ed.). Rough Guides. p. 1091. ISBN 1-84353-105-4.
  3. ^ "Dark Sneak Love Action – Tom Tom Club". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Tom Tom Club". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Ex-Heads Say They Got Byrned : Split Still Miffs Frantz, Weymouth, Even Though Tom Tom Club Keeps Them Busy". Los Angeles Times. September 10, 1992.
  6. ^ Thompson, Dave (July 27, 2000). Alternative Rock. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9780879306076 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Dark Sneak Love Action".
  8. ^ "Tom Tom Club". Trouser Press. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  9. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (May 30, 1992). "Single Reviews". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. – via Google Books. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)