27.2.07

Can't say what they mean, don't mean what they say

Man, I had totally forgotten about this song and it somehow came up in my coversation with Vanessa the other day. We were talking about Scrabble and I was telling her I didn't want to go up against her because she'd totally own my ass. Then she said that she didn't think so, that I was pretty wordy...which leads to the title of this track, Wordy Rappinghood, by the Tom Tom Club. Along with Blondie's Rapture, this was one of the first rap songs I ever heard (oddly, both are done by white girls!). The Tom Tom Club's debut album was a 1981 side project of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads. Give it a spin, it's really catchy and fun, and still sounds good to me after all these years.

Ooh, and check out this embedded media player from divshare, it's pretty sweet.

2 comments:

jennifer said...

Pretty good, though too long! I've liked the few songs I've heard of Tom Tom Club, even if they do go on a bit. I heard this song first through the cover by Chicks on Speed. I think it's a better version, more sped up, more robust, and all different sorts of girls' voices. Ace!

robot_hero said...

ooh, that sounds cool. i'll have to look for that version.