Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Toms - The Toms - 1979

Years before home computers, ADAT's and Pro Tools, guys like Tom Marolda were in thier basements or bedrooms trying to cram all the sounds in thier heads onto Tascam 4/8 track reel-to-reel decks. That he came up with such a classic gem of a LP is a credit to his talent and his inventiveness with now-primative equipment. The Toms S/T ranks right up there with Todd Rundgren's "Something/Anything", Emitt Rhodes debut LP, and The Shoes classic "Black Vinyl Shoes" as one of the best homemade DIY Power Pop albums of the 1970's. The songs are airtight, Tom's playing is enthusiastic and all-out fun, and the punchy compressed production despite some murkiness makes many punk/new wave recordings of the late 70's done in professional 24 track studios sound lifeless and boring.-Billy G. Spradlin - Jangle Radio On

If ypu like "The Toms" get it here!

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wkc said...

how this album got overlooked for so many years is hard to believe. excellnet talent. Thank you

Anthony Dolphin said...

What a nugget in the shale! Thank you so much for this and for other long neglected gems of late 70s/early 80s power pop. Do you draw the line at bubblegum? It's the hard stuff, man. Best wishes, Anthony Dolphin, Santa Sprees, Japan.

Gary said...

Dull and overrated, though with one great song that sounds like it fell off of an XTC record.

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This is the kind of music I like because it's something enthusiastic, I don't know it's like a exotic thing, what I mean is I can get different emotions with it.

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