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mike a

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The Toms
« on: March 08, 2017, 01:54:00 PM »
Matt from Oakland mentioned it.  It's really, really good (and predates Five Guys by at least 20 years, oddly enough).  And from Hopewell, NJ, not far from Princeton!

https://thetomspowerpop.bandcamp.com/album/the-toms

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Re: The Toms
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 02:35:26 PM »
I could have sworn someone told Tom to check them out on a call years ago
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Re: The Toms
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 02:46:24 AM »
I also thought it sounded rad!

AllMusic says:

"Not a true band, the Toms was actually the solo project of singer/songwriter Tom Marolda, a firm believer in D.I.Y. principles who played all of the instruments on his 1979 self-titled debut effort. The album was the group's lone recording, and as a result of distribution problems, it became a much sought-after cult object as the years passed; finally, in 1997, the Not Lame label reissued The Toms for mass consumption, complete with seven unreleased tracks."

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Re: The Toms
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 02:47:17 AM »
So, it sounds like the label dropped the ball, and the distributor pulled a total choke-job.

 

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