Back To The Phuture with the Tom Tom Club
Wednesday 31 August 2011
In the latest of his occasional series of 6 Mixes exploring synthesised music, past and present, record label boss and electro enthusiast Mark Jones is joined by new wave duo Tom Tom Club to talk about their musical inspirations.
Originally formed as a side project of Talking Heads by husband-and-wife team Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, Tom Tom Club found success in the emergent dance music scene of the Eighties, going on to have crossover hits with Wordy Rappinghood and Genius Of Love. The latter went on to be sampled by a huge range of artists, most famously Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five.
The duo tell Mark about how the band formed, the early Eighties New York clubbing scene which made them famous and the music which informed their sound, including tracks from ZAPP, James Brown and Manu Dibango.
Presenter/Mark Jones, Producer/Rowan Collinson for Somethin' Else
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