|Toni Basil - Word of Mouth
|Studio album by Toni Basil (U.S. cover not for sale)
||22 May 1981 (U.K.)
April 1982 (U.S.)
||Pop, new wave, synth'pop
Radial Choice (U.K.)
||Greg Mathieson, Trevor Veitch
|Toni Basil chronology
||Word of Mouth
|Singles from Word of Mouth
Released: 5 February 1982
- "Time After Time" / "You Gotta Problem"
- "Shoppin' From A-Z"
"Word of Mouth" is Toni Basil's debut album. It was first released in 1981 in the U.K. It was certified Gold by RIAA. It featured the #1 worldwide hit "Mickey". The album also contains three covers of songs by the band Devo who also performed on the songs.
- "Nobody" – 4:03
- "Hangin' Around" (Conway) – 4:08
- "Thief on the Loose" – 3:54
- "Time After Time" – 4:23
- "Mickey" – 4:15
- "Little Red Book" – 4:07
- "Be Stiff" – 3:24
- "Space Girls" – 3:00
- "You Gotta Problem" – 4:36
- Drums: Rick Parnell, Alan Myers, Ed Greene, Mike Baird
- Bass: Doug Lunn, Gerald Casale (credited as Jerry Casale)
- Synthesizers: Greg Mathieson, Michael Boddicker, Mark Mothersbough, Paul Delph
- Guitars: Bob Mothersbaugh, John Goodsall, Robert Casale (credited as Bob Casale), Richie Vito, Trevor Veitch
- Violin: Richard Greene
- Synthesizer programming: Dan Wyman
- Additional vocals: Allee Willis, Bruce Roberts, Bob Esty
- Vocoder: Ed Greene
- Produced by Greg Mathieson and Trevor Veitch
- Assistant engineer and 2-track editing: John Michael Weaver
The lead single "Mickey" became an international hit, which led to further success. It received double platinum certification. The album, which was released shortly after, was also a success, peaking at just #22 but receiving a Gold certification. However, the following singles ("Nobody" in the UK and "Shoppin' from A to Z" in the US) both flopped, which cut the album's success short. It also reached #27 on the New Zealand albums chart.
|New Zealand Albums Chart
Toni Basil - Word of Mouth
UK Radialchoice BASIL 1 (1981).
Album produced by Greg Mathieson and Trevor Veitch.
The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.