Video: Tom Tom Club, ‘Downtown Rockers’ — with Debbie Harry, Richard Hell cameos

Talking Heads spinoff Tom Tom Club — husband-and-wife rhythm section Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz — today premiered the music video for “Downtown Rockers,” the title track of their just-released new EP, the duo’s first new release in a dozen years.

You can check out the clip above via Rolling Stone, and watch for assorted historical cameos by CBGB’s-era bands name-checked in the song (it appears there’s even a fleeting shot of David Byrne). Plus, Debbie Harry and Richard Hell stopped by for actual in-person cameos.

You can also still stream the entire Downtown Rockers EP.






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  • Love the cameos. I love the Tom Tom Club too, but this song is a little on the repetitive side. All the other tracks on the EP I love!

  • I agree, lists set to a beat generally don’t make for memorable music. Suboceana is still one of their best though.

  • Love that track. Wish I could have seen them in Pittsburgh last week. Saw DEVO and Blondie instead, so I guess I shouldn’t complain.



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