Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love (1981)

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Tina Weymouth

It’s 1981 and a case of eeny meeny miny moe: will it be Bernard Wright’s ‘Haboglabotribin’ or Tom Tom Club’s ‘Genius Of Love’? The latter, I think. Established as a side project from Talking Heads by bassist Tina Weymouth, friends and family, Tom Tom Club had created a fusion of dub, reggae and p-funk that became one of the most sampled songs in hip-hop. ‘Genius of Love’ featured on their self-titled first album.

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2 thoughts on “Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love (1981)

  1. davesmuses says:

    Just can’t listen to this now without hearing the many sampled spin-offs – a track that is much bigger than it is in itself. Cool vibe though.

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