Toni Basil - The Cool Years? (Girl Group Related)

edith headedith head 5,106 Posts
edited December 2008 in Strut Central
img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/latte.gif" alt="" /1b, 21b, 21I just got the Girl Group Lost Sounds box set and am in love with that Toni Basil melancholy "I'm 28" track with the melodramatic doomed midlife crisis vibe. b, 21b, 21object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="335" height="28" id="divplaylist"1param name="movie" value="http://www.divshare.com/flash/playlist?myId=6039440-6e5" /1embed src="http://www.divshare.com/flash/playlist?myId=6039440-6e5" width="335" height="28" name="divplaylist" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"1/embed1/object1b, 21b, 21i did a search and i can't find any other tracks from her during this era and i'm mega curious. sounds so much better than that mickey yr so fine crudb, 21b, 21is it out there?

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  • JustAliceJustAlice 1,308 Posts
    Yeah this song is one of my all time favorites. An Old Maid at 28, pshhhhh. b, 21Its the bside on a A&M 45 called 'Breakaway' which some people sweat more than this one, pretty rare I guess.

  • b, 21EDIT: yep, what JustAlice said.b, 21b, 21SF artist Bruce Conner made a movie back in the 60s that featured her and used her song "Breakaway":b, 21b, 21a href="http://growingbolder.com/media/Entertainment/Movies/Breakaway-153741.html" target="_blank"1http://growingbolder.com/media/Entertainment/Movies/Breakaway-153741.html/a1b, 21b, 21I don't know much else about Antonia Christina Basilotta, but I like Bruce Conner's movies...stay away from his sculptures though.b, 21b, 21Also, a word of warning: it's an edited down clip...they PG-ified it. the real version is about 5 minutes long and shows off a bit more of Ms. Basil, but the BC estate has been vigilant about removing his work from Youtube and other sites.

  • twoplytwoply 2,903 Posts
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    b, 21I don't know much else about Antonia Christina Basilotta, but I like Bruce Conner's movies...stay away from his sculptures though.
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    b, 21Also, a word of warning: it's an edited down clip...they PG-ified it. the real version is about 5 minutes long and shows off a bit more of Ms. Basil, but the BC estate has been vigilant about removing his work from Youtube and other sites.
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  • JimsterJimster Twilight Zone/ Al Capone/ Rolling Stone/ Eva Perón 6,268 Posts
    I think she was in "Five Easy Pieces" with Jack Nicolson. Only a bit-part, mind. Not sure which bit.b, 21b, 21We also used to use the "Mickey" song at school to mock a fat, Goblin-like child - who later went on to become production manager at a brewery and got us cases of "Arctic Lite" for not much.b, 21b, 21I believe it went:b, 21b, 21"Oh, Goblin, you're so fat, you're so fat you squashed the cat, hey Goblin!"b, 21b, 21Those long winter nights just flew by.

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    I knew she was one of the women in the graveyard scene in Easy Rider but never spotted her before in Five Easy Pieces.

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    b, 21I knew she was one of the women in the graveyard scene in Easy Rider but never spotted her before in Five Easy Pieces.
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21b, 21She's also in 'Village of the Giants' , 'The T.A.M.I. Show' and 'Head'...

  • whoa...according to IMDB.com she was born in '43, menaing she was almost 40 when she released "Mickey" in '81?!b, 21b, 21Her tune, "breakaway" is a sought after Northern Soul hit?b, 21b, 21And...she was memeber of the first locking group in the early 70's, the Lockers, with Fred "Re-run" Barry?

  • Yeah, i didn't realize she was that old when Mickey came out. Thanks for sharing that Breakaway info. I had no idea about her history...seems like an interesting person

  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,029 Posts
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    b, 21whoa...according to IMDB.com she was born in '43, menaing she was almost 40 when she released "Mickey" in '81?!
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  • Damn, I totally forgot about the Locker connection. I've seen footage of her getting down BITD. b, 21b, 21"Mickey" is a great pop song. Catchy and fun. To be honest, the first time I heard that "I'm 28" song and just assumed it was a different Toni Basil.

  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,029 Posts
    I also didn't realize "Mickey" was an answer song to this:b, 21b, 21object width="425" height="344"1param name="movie" value=""1/param1param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"1/param1param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"1/param1embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"1/embed1/object1

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    b, 21"Mickey" is a great pop song. Catchy and fun. To be honest, the first time I heard that "I'm 28" song and just assumed it was a different Toni Basil.
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    font class="post"1b, 21b, 21you know, considering that "I'm 28" is about a mild midlife crisis, basil sounds pretty damn enthusiastic singing about it. thats almost the same tone of voice she uses to gush over "Mickey"!
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