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Genius of Live from the Tom Tom Club. Disc two features 12 remixes of their original megahit, Genius of Love.
posted by puny human (34 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
JAMES BROWN?
posted by Sys Rq at 4:23 PM on April 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


James Brown.
posted by rainbaby at 4:37 PM on April 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


Who needs to think when your feet just go?
posted by Catblack at 4:42 PM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


He still is the grandfather of soul, ya'll...so check it out.
posted by gcbv at 4:43 PM on April 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Whatcha gonna do when you get out of jail?
posted by joeblough at 4:45 PM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm gonna have some fun.
posted by dabitch at 4:47 PM on April 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm gonna have some fun.
posted by radiocontrolled at 4:47 PM on April 29, 2011


We went insane when we took cocaine: Bob Marley, Bootsy Collins, Smokey Robinson, Kur-tis Blow, Sly and Robbie, Bohannon, Bohannon, Bohannon!
posted by puny human at 4:48 PM on April 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


What do you consider fun?
posted by dabitch at 4:48 PM on April 29, 2011


With a hiditihi and a hipitiho.
posted by dabitch at 4:48 PM on April 29, 2011


Fun, natural fun.
posted by p3t3 at 4:48 PM on April 29, 2011


0_0

I'm in heaven
posted by mwhybark at 4:53 PM on April 29, 2011


The hell with zoloft. Just listen to this song twice a day.
Insta-mood-improvement.
posted by Bighappyfunhouse at 5:09 PM on April 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


What monster came up with that faux ipod interface?
posted by boo_radley at 5:09 PM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Your mom?
posted by puny human at 5:26 PM on April 29, 2011


As above, so below.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:30 PM on April 29, 2011


Fun, natural fun.

Huh. I always thought it was "fun, nasty fun."
posted by painquale at 5:41 PM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon.
posted by drjimmy11 at 5:56 PM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


The MTV-era rock video animation can be found on YT, although most versions have audio disabled. There's also an animation for Pleasure of Love
posted by billb at 6:07 PM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


The girls can do it, too, y'all!
posted by cavalier at 6:08 PM on April 29, 2011


I'm mad at them.
posted by JLovebomb at 6:08 PM on April 29, 2011


He's so deep.
posted by blucevalo at 6:22 PM on April 29, 2011


Huh. I always thought it was "fun, nasty fun."

You're thinking of the Stop Making Sense soundtrack performance of "Genius of Love."
posted by mynameisluka at 6:51 PM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


The aforementioned Stop Making Sense soundtrack performance of "Genius of Love." Looks frozen to me!

And from this January (live on Jimmy Fallon).
posted by hangashore at 8:13 PM on April 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Sweet Sweet Fantasy Baby ...

I think might be doing it wrong.
posted by Bonzai at 8:24 PM on April 29, 2011


Also awesome: Rhythm Scholar's "Genius of Love" remixes (scroll down). In fact, just download the whole damn site.
posted by Lazlo at 8:33 PM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yaah Nacional Records! Sadly, the live album sounded so very sad, like an old band playing at a 3rd-rate bar or a show on some fairgrounds.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:03 PM on April 29, 2011


!!!!yesssss!!!!!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:59 PM on April 29, 2011


I was just listening to Genius of Love an hour ago! What an awesome beat.

If you can't get enough natural fun, here's a playlist of songs that sample it.
posted by en forme de poire at 10:50 PM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


here's a playlist of songs that sample it.

I'm having a massive "get off my lawn" moment here where I simply cannot understand how this works in other people's brains. It's kind of like "if you like Robert DiNiro, you'll love this duroc hog we've transplanted his liver into".
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:45 AM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Gotta love the odd stressed syllable on Smokey Rob-IN-son.

Last summer I saw Stop Making Sense at a local movie theater as part of its concert film series. Everybody sat in their seats until Genius of Love, at which point folks from all sides of the auditorium just got up and started dancing and they didn't stop for the rest of the movie. I'm sure the participation was more a domino effect than anything (first person on the empty dance floor attracts the rest) but the fact remains that the song had, on its own volition, turned the room upside down.
posted by Spatch at 11:23 AM on April 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'm having a massive "get off my lawn" moment here where I simply cannot understand how this works in other people's brains. It's kind of like "if you like Robert DiNiro, you'll love this duroc hog we've transplanted his liver into".

More like, if you enjoy drinking Campari, here are some cocktails that use Campari.

Feel free to come hang out on my lawn, by the way. The sun is out and we're drinking Negronis.
posted by en forme de poire at 2:17 PM on April 30, 2011


TTC version of the song Lorelei is groovy. I was just listening to it yesterday.
posted by ovvl at 1:18 PM on May 1, 2011


P.S., "Genius of Love" came on at a party last night and lit up the dancefloor. Sadly, the party got shut down about one minute into the song, but not before someone from another room wandered in chanting "JAMES BROWWWWN? JAMES BROWWWWN!" Made my evening.
posted by en forme de poire at 1:37 PM on May 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


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