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The Tom Tom Club keeps the '80s animated



Whether it's being geniuses of love or just singing about the pleasures of love, the Tom Tom Club kept ‘80s dance floors moving during the ‘80s.

Created as a side project to The Talking Heads, husband-wife team Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth recruited other favorite musicians to create the Tom Tom Club, named after the dance hall in the Bahamas that the group held their first rehearsal. In 1982, the Tom Tom Club scored a Top 40 hit with Genuis of Love. A year later, the group released a new album with the single Pleasure of Love that did not make the singles charts, but did reach No. 23 on the dance charts.

Like Genius of Love, the Pleasure of Love video is animated with plenty of visual action to keep up with the dance grooves. The Tom Tom Club still is active and last year put out yet another animated video for Kissin' Antonio to promote their 2012 EP called "Downtown Rockets".

[Last modified: Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:28pm]


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