Tom Tom Club Downtown Rockers 12" Vinyl EP (Pink Vinyl)
Tom Tom Club Downtown Rockers 12" Vinyl EP (Pink Vinyl) Tom Tom Club Downtown Rockers 12" Vinyl EP (Pink Vinyl)
Genre: Pop Rock
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Tom Tom Club Downtown Rockers 12" Vinyl EP (Pink Vinyl)

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SKU:
NACLP20190
UPC:
735202960349

Preorder Expected on 09-24-2021

Coming September 24, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

Limited Edition 12" Pink Vinyl EP!
Only 1000 Copies Pressed!
Part Of The Ten Bands One Cause Campaign To Support Cancer Patients & Their Caretakers!

Ten Bands re-issue their albums on limited edition pink vinyl, all for one cause. This is the 8th year for the initiative, and a portion of the proceeds from each shipment will go towards the Red Door Community (formerly Gilda's Club NYC).

The nonprofit's mission is to create a welcoming community of FREE cancer support to bring knowledge, hope, and empowerment to anyone and everyone impacted by cancer and their families. They are committed to expanding their program and broadening their reach to meet the growing needs of individuals living with cancer, in more places, and in more ways than ever before.

Downtown Rockers features Tom Tom Club's characteristic upbeat fusion of electro and funk. Chris Frantz explains, "We recorded the basic tracks soon after Tom Tom Club toured with the Psychedelic Furs in October of 2011 at our home studio. These tracks were built from improvised jam sessions with Bruce Martin on keyboards and Pablo Martin on guitar, Tina Weymouth on bass and Chris Frantz on drums. This is the same way we began Remain In Light with Talking Heads. This time our only instruction to the other players was to keep the parts simple with lots of space like Booker T. and the MGs would do."

The lead single "Downtown Rockers" pays tribute to the many bands that created the downtown music scene in New York City in the '70s from The Velvet Underground to the Talking Heads. The song was mixed by Ed Stasium, who also recorded and mixed Talking Heads '77 and umpteen Ramones classics. Arthur Baker, who has worked with Tom Tom Club in the 80s, also produced a dance remix of "Downtown Rockers".

Nothing about the band looking back on incredible times in a rich musical or personal history comes off as desperate or cloying here, primarily because Tom Tom Club still have the goods to produce irresistibly funky tunes. Their approach is basic and there are moments of yesteryear reflection...almost everything on this EP fits perfectly in place with a band that nailed the vibe of a simple good time decades prior. Some things never change, and hopefully the inspired magic of Tom Tom Club and their ability to cultivate an atmosphere of instant celebration will remain one of those things.
-Fred Thomas, AllMusic.com, 4/5 stars

Features

  • Limited Edition 12" Pink Vinyl EP - 1000 Copies
  • Ten Bands One Cause campaign
  • Title Track Mixed by Ed Stasium (who recorded/mixed Talking Heads '77 & the Ramones)

Selections

Side A:

  1. Downtown Rockers
  2. Won't Give Up
  3. You Make Me Rock And Roll

Side B:

  1. Kissin' Antonio
  2. Sweets to the Sweet
Description

Coming September 24, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

Limited Edition 12" Pink Vinyl EP!
Only 1000 Copies Pressed!
Part Of The Ten Bands One Cause Campaign To Support Cancer Patients & Their Caretakers!

Ten Bands re-issue their albums on limited edition pink vinyl, all for one cause. This is the 8th year for the initiative, and a portion of the proceeds from each shipment will go towards the Red Door Community (formerly Gilda's Club NYC).

The nonprofit's mission is to create a welcoming community of FREE cancer support to bring knowledge, hope, and empowerment to anyone and everyone impacted by cancer and their families. They are committed to expanding their program and broadening their reach to meet the growing needs of individuals living with cancer, in more places, and in more ways than ever before.

Downtown Rockers features Tom Tom Club's characteristic upbeat fusion of electro and funk. Chris Frantz explains, "We recorded the basic tracks soon after Tom Tom Club toured with the Psychedelic Furs in October of 2011 at our home studio. These tracks were built from improvised jam sessions with Bruce Martin on keyboards and Pablo Martin on guitar, Tina Weymouth on bass and Chris Frantz on drums. This is the same way we began Remain In Light with Talking Heads. This time our only instruction to the other players was to keep the parts simple with lots of space like Booker T. and the MGs would do."

The lead single "Downtown Rockers" pays tribute to the many bands that created the downtown music scene in New York City in the '70s from The Velvet Underground to the Talking Heads. The song was mixed by Ed Stasium, who also recorded and mixed Talking Heads '77 and umpteen Ramones classics. Arthur Baker, who has worked with Tom Tom Club in the 80s, also produced a dance remix of "Downtown Rockers".

Nothing about the band looking back on incredible times in a rich musical or personal history comes off as desperate or cloying here, primarily because Tom Tom Club still have the goods to produce irresistibly funky tunes. Their approach is basic and there are moments of yesteryear reflection...almost everything on this EP fits perfectly in place with a band that nailed the vibe of a simple good time decades prior. Some things never change, and hopefully the inspired magic of Tom Tom Club and their ability to cultivate an atmosphere of instant celebration will remain one of those things.
-Fred Thomas, AllMusic.com, 4/5 stars

Features

  • Limited Edition 12" Pink Vinyl EP - 1000 Copies
  • Ten Bands One Cause campaign
  • Title Track Mixed by Ed Stasium (who recorded/mixed Talking Heads '77 & the Ramones)

Selections

Side A:

  1. Downtown Rockers
  2. Won't Give Up
  3. You Make Me Rock And Roll

Side B:

  1. Kissin' Antonio
  2. Sweets to the Sweet
ISBN
PREORDER
ASSOC
R
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Tom Tom Club
Title
Downtown Rockers
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
1
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-27-2021
Release Date
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Preorder
Format
Vinyl
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