Single of the Day – Tom Tom Club – L’Elephant
The world famous Tom Tom Club are the provider’s of today’s chirpy SOTD. L’Elephant is one of the many delightful highlights from their seminal self-titled 1981 debut album, and is a surreal tale about an elephant and a hippopotamus who disguise themselves as men and enter a village causing mayhem and despair. Yes, that’s right, mayhem and despair.
Anyway, everybody’s favourite side-project colourfully blends Tina Weymouth’s sunny French vocals with their usual brand of funky Afro-beat and sprightly art-rock (you know what the Tom Tom Club sound like). A Paradise Garage favourite, it also sounds a bit like Can’s ‘I Want More’, but that might just be me. I have been listening to a lot of Can recently.