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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Download a Tom Tom Club Remix Before It Plays Great American Friday

Posted By on Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Tom Tom Club
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Everyone loves a good reunion, right? There's nothing quite like reliving the past through the music of bands that have long been filed away into the annals of history. One such group has recently regrouped and will be playing its funky crowd pleasers this Friday, October 8, at Great American Music Hall -- Talking Heads offshoot Tom Tom Club.

If you don't know the husband-and-wife duo's old-school hit "Genius of Love," you're sure to know its catchy melody from the Mariah Carey single that sampled it, "Fantasy." Well, that hook is nowhere to be found on this remix of Tom Tom Club's classic song by Beastie Boys keyboardist Money Mark.

His version of "Love" relies more on acoustic guitars, harmonicas,

strange sound effects, and loads of different synth sounds. It's not

quite as funky or catchy as the original tune, but there is at least one

advantage to Money Mark's version: You can understand the vocals a

whole hell of a lot better. As it turns out, Tom Tom Club sings about

love in a pretty wacky way. You can download the remix of "Genius of

Love" here.

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