This aptly titled release from '80s art rockers and Talking Heads side project Tom Tom Club is indeed good, bad, and funky. Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz have explored a stunning amount of musical styles within the confines of this album, with every song sounding like it was produced by a different group. The use of a variety of vocalists, including Weymouth, who at times sounds like a 16-year-old Japanese girl instead of her more mature self, as well as Mystic Bowie and Charles Pettigrew only seems to heighten the variety of sounds offered. The lyrics are simple, yet clever, and laid over a variety of sampled tracks, scratching, and other turntablism and live instrumentation. The resulting sound ranges from dub to dance-pop to spacy funk. The variety does allow for some unevenness, however, though duds like the repetitive and spare "Time to Bounce" are more than balanced by gems like "Happiness Can't Buy Money" and the instrumental cleverness of "Lesbians by the Lake," among others.
Hed Kandi presents the Back To Love Anniversary Edition - a celebration of the music that gave birth to a whole generation of clubbing, indeed to Hed Kandi itself!
Back To Love celebrates the finest club classics that paved the way for a whole generation of music lovers. With a 90s revival in full swing and the sounds of the 80s still influencing new music, it's always time to wipe the dust off the 80s and 90s records we once loved. This album will bring back memories of legendary soul-infused house and hip hop anthems. Including vocally dominated anthems from Incognito & Jocelyn Brown, Degrees of Motion and Donna Summer as well as house classics from Nightcrawlers and Ultra Naté, Back To Love represents hip hop and house with the likes of Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and DJ EZ Rock.