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Tom Foolery

by The TOMS

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Originally released in 1981 as BSLP-0002 on Black Sheep Records, credited to Tom Foolery. “I Wanna Be a Teen Again” appeared on Yellow Pills: Prefill (Numero 004) and “Domestic/Imported” on the revamped version of the compilation (Buttons: Starter Kit), both credited to The Toms.

"Tom Foolery was [released] a year [after the first Toms album] and drastically different. It was never considered 'power pop,' though I thought it was... to a degree. I went from an eight-track tape recorder to a sixteen-track tape recorder, and it allowed me to add more production to it. But it was a departure from the Toms style. You see, Tom Foolery wasn’t really a follow-up. I did try to do a follow-up -- don’t forget, I had forty, maybe fifty songs recorded at those sessions for The Toms, which later did come out as bonus tracks -- but I couldn’t duplicate that sound, because it was originally done on an eight-track tape recorder and there’s a big difference from recording on that and a sixteen-track." -- Tommy Marolda


released October 17, 2016

Written, produced, engineered, and performed by Tommy Marolda. Additional guitar work by Paul Plumeri.

Audio transfer by Scott Jonathan Carlson, Frodis Records. Digital remaster by Peston Ginn.

All songs published by Songgram Music (ASCAP) except "You Talk too Much" (Jones/Hall) published by EMI Longitude Music.


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The TOMS Las Vegas, Nevada

The Toms is the solo project of producer, songwriter, and singer Tommy Marolda, who played all of the instruments on his self-titled debut. Recorded in his home studio over a single weekend. The album became a much sought-after cult classic in the power pop genre. Since then, Marolda has been nominated for a Grammy as songwriter and music producer. ... more

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