You Might See: St. Louis native Richard Fortus joining the Furs. After his stint with the Eyes/Pale Divine, Fortus was guitarist for Butler's Love Spit Love project. The hometown guitar hero should be taking a break from his current Guns N' Roses duties. —Robin Wheeler
The Tom Tom Club didn't have an overload of hits, but it certainly perfected a sound that was very much of its decade, while leaving a respectable footprint for others to tread. Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz's band was always something of an oddity: a Talking Heads offshoot that, thanks to "Wordy Rappinghood" and "Genius of Love," mirrored and then infiltrated black music in ways David Byrne could have only dreamed of.
Go Because: You know, at the bottom of your heart, that there is no better sample-fodder than "Genius of Love" and its age-old adage: "Who needs to think when your feet just go?" —Christian Schaeffer
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