1981 Toni Basil – Word Of Mouth

Word Of Mouth is the debut studio album by Toni Basil. It was first released in May 1981 in the UK and April 1982 in the U.S. It was certified Gold by RIAA. It featured the number-one worldwide hit “Mickey”. The album also contains three covers of songs by the band Devo who also performed on the songs (“Be Stiff” & “Space Girls”). The song “You Gotta Problem” is actually a retitled version of Devo’s “Pity You”. The US version of the album added the songs “Rock On” and “Shoppin’ from A to Z”, and removed “Hanging Around”.

Tracks

Mickey(Mike Chapman; Nicky Chinn) 04:12
2  Rock On (David Essex) 04:41
Shoppin’ From A To Z(Allee Willis; Bruce Roberts; Toni Basil) 03:36
4  You Gotta Problem (Mark Mothersbaugh) 04:37
5  Be Stiff (Bob Lewis; Gerald Casale) 03:23
Nobody(Paul Delph) 04:00
7  Little Red Book (Burt Bacharach; Hal David) 04:07
8  Space Girls (Gerald Casale) 02:58
9  Thief On The Loose (Greg Mathieson; Toni Basil) 03:56
10  Time After Time (James McCulloch; Nick Gilder) 04:23

Musicians

1 Mickey

BassDoug Lunn
DrumsRJ Parnell
GuitarJohn Goodsall
GuitarTrevor Veitch
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerPaul Delph
VocalsToni Basil


2 Rock On

SynthesizerPaul Delph
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
ViolinRichard Greene
VocalsToni Basil


3 Shoppin’ From A To Z

GuitarRichie Zito
GuitarTrevor Veitch
SynthesizerPaul Delph
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsAllee Willis
Background VocalsBruce Roberts
VocalsToni Basil


4 You Gotta Problem

BassGerald Casale
DrumsAlan Myers
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarBob Mothersbaugh
GuitarRobert Casale
GuitarTrevor Veitch
GuitarDavid Storrs
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerMark Mothersbaugh
ProgrammingDan Wyman
VocalsBob Esty
VocalsToni Basil


5 Be Stiff

BassGerald Casale
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarBob Mothersbaugh
GuitarRobert Casale
GuitarTrevor Veitch
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerMark Mothersbaugh
VocalsToni Basil


6 Nobody

BassDoug Lunn
DrumsRJ Parnell
GuitarJohn Goodsall
GuitarTrevor Veitch
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerPaul Delph
VocalsPaul Delph
VocalsToni Basil


7 Little Red Book

BassDoug Lunn
DrumsRJ Parnell
GuitarJohn Goodsall
GuitarTrevor Veitch
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerPaul Delph
VocalsToni Basil


8 Space Girls

BassGerald Casale
DrumsAlan Myers
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarBob Mothersbaugh
GuitarRobert Casale
GuitarTrevor Veitch
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
VocoderDan Wyman
ProgrammingDan Wyman
VocalsToni Basil


9 Thief On The Loose

BassDoug Lunn
DrumsRJ Parnell
GuitarJohn Goodsall
GuitarTrevor Veitch
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerPaul Delph
VocalsToni Basil


10 Time After Time

BassDoug Lunn
DrumsRJ Parnell
GuitarJohn Goodsall
GuitarTrevor Veitch
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerPaul Delph
VocalsToni Basil

Liner Notes

Producer – Greg Mathieson, Trevor Veitch
Engineer – David Leonard (Tracks 1, 2)
Engineer – Tony D’Amico (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Engineer – Joe Robb (tracks: 4, 5, 8)
Engineer (Track Editing) – John Weaver
Engineer (Assistant) – John Weaver
Mastered By – Greg Fulginiti

Design – Janet Levinson
Photography By – Bruce Conner, Steven Arnold

Mastered At Artisan Sound Recorders
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