2001 - Fan reviews "The Good the Bad and the Funky" Print

I've been a huge Tom Tom Club fan for the past 5 years now, and I basically have almost every song by them. All 4 of there albums, plus remixes, and all the soundtrack singles. Anyways...I have just recently been able to pick up an advance copy of the new Tom Tom Club CD...The Good, The Bad, and The Funky...and I was completely surprised by the outcome. Even though I thought all of there albums were great. The first album, and Close to the Bone being my favorites, I have to say this one has to be the best one yet, and is due to become hugely popular. It's amazing that after all these years a band could still pull off something so funky fresh. Unlike its predecesors, this album is very mainstream. It kind of reminds me of an MTV Party to Go compilation. I mean all the songs on here are great and could be on the charts all at once, seeing that they are so eclectic in sound and melody. I've already showed a lot of my friends and they seem to really like the music. The main point to this Album is to get you to dance, and that is exactly what it does. Another job well done by the Tom Tom Club. Aight, Time To Bounce, Peace.

Frank U.


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I scored an advanced copy of GB&F at eBay.com. LUCKY ME!!!!! All I can say is WOW! The new material is fabulous! I think the thing I like the most is the deep, soulful, groovy, flavor these tracks possess. I find it very refreshing - I guess I thought (obviously wrong) that the tracks would be more light and popish - like Who Feeling it follows in the vein of Genius, Wordy Rap, Sunshine & Xtc, Mw/4WH. But then it takes this left turn into Groovesville, breaks the 'funk-o-meter' and just never turns/looks back. It's an exciting ride!

To describe it in a nutshell, it's nice to know that TTC can make a 'non-TTC record' - you've (finally-IMO) injected your material with a massive dose of all the funky elements and soulful styles that you've loved all your life. Sure, it 'exists' in your older material - don't get me wrong. But instead of just 'existing,' it's now very much more alive and well and just having a hell of a good time!! (The way life should be!!) I knew all along that you had it in you - it's nice to hear that you finally let it out in full force.

Wishing you all much success in this venture! And all the best to Charles - I've only read recently (on your new web site - which looks great) that he's been ill. My prayers are with him for a speedy recovery.

Renie Plonski


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I've got the copy, and it is marvellously refreshing to hear Tom-Tom's sound again. The voices, Tina's voice, wow... The ridims and the ideas, simply irresistible. Long life to the baby, and I cannot thank you enough for such an elegant gesture.

Wally Badarou