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Tom Tom Club

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  • Formed: New York, NY
  • Years Active: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
  • Group Members: Adrian Belew
  • Website: www.tomtomclub.net/
  • Recent Activity: 12.03.12 New TTC video for “Kissin Antonio” debuts today at @brooklynvegan http://t.co/wcyO0fxZ Directed by current students at TTC alma mater RISD
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Biography All Music Guide

Group Members: Adrian Belew

All Music Guide:

Tom Tom Club began life as a side project for Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, who adopted a light, tropical dance style that won them a gold album in Tom Tom Club in 1981 and a Top 40 single in "Genius of Love." They continued to make albums under this moniker between Heads production projects: Close to the Bone (1983) and Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom (1989). They even toured as Tom Tom Club in the summer of 1989. When the Heads broke up in late 1991, Tom Tom Club became Frantz and Weymouth's main outlet. They released Dark Sneak Love Action in 1992, but soon took time away from working with one another to concentrate on other projects. A Talking Heads reunion minus David Byrne resulted in the two coming back together, and so after eight years of an inactive Tom Tom Club, the two came together and released The Good the Bad and the Funky. The next year, a live album marked their exotic and fun live reunion shows. In 2012, the band offered up Downtown Rockers, an EP of new material very true to their earliest work, featuring guest appearances from likeminded newcomers Wild Belle.


  • 12.03.12 New TTC video for “Kissin Antonio” debuts today at @brooklynvegan http://t.co/wcyO0fxZ Directed by current students at TTC alma mater RISD
  • 11.07.12 New TTC interview with @Remezcla talkin’ about “Kissin’ Antonio” from Downtown Rockers http://t.co/qRH6pCg5
  • 10.23.12 RT @NacionalRecords: Tonight 10/22 at 7pm tune into http://t.co/jJc9gZpL for @tomtomclub Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth guest DJ sess ...
  • 10.19.12 RT @RitaHoustonWFUV: Tom Tom Club join me tonight on The Whole Wide World! Downtown Rockers indeed! http://t.co/WnVLjeUL @tomtomclub @wfuv
  • 10.19.12 Chris and Tina are on @WFUV tonight for an interview with @ritahoustonwfuv 7-10pm EST http://t.co/ZuojnFRH or 90.7 FM in NYC
  • 10.19.12 RT @wfuv: Hi, Rita Houston here! Tom Tom Club are back with a fun, dancey new EP. They join me tonight on The Whole Wide... http://t.co/ ...
  • 10.19.12 RT @NacionalRecords: tonight @TomTomClub visit @WFUV for an interview with @ritahoustonwfuv 7-10pm EST listen worldwide http://t.co/3dv ...
  • 10.12.12 RT @frenkdashneberg: Tom Tom Club's first EP in 10+ years: Downtown Rockers http://t.co/Yq1yVm1g
  • 10.12.12 RT @NacionalRecords: @TomTomClub release their first album of new material in more than a decade. 'LIKE' them on Facebook to get news ht ...
  • 10.09.12 RT @ModSchoolOfFilm: Only a few seats left for Feist & "Night of the Hunter":http://t.co/sctKqqdT 10/17, Tom Tom Club &"Stop Mak ...
  • 10.09.12 RT @kzyrmusic: Playing Downtown Rockers by Tom Tom Club from the album Downtown Rockers - iTunes: http://t.co/wY1BPfqr
  • 10.08.12 RT @TheRealMissGuy: Love the new record! xx RT @ChrisFrantzTTC: Tom Tom Club - Downtown Rockers: http://t.co/x6RTqH3w via @youtube