I never would have guessed. A bona fide Northern Soul thumper from Toni Basil, as in "Hey Mickey, you're so fine, you blow my mind" Toni Basil. Okay, so she earned a bit of cool cred because she was once the girlfriend of Spazz Attack (whom most Hollyweirdos from back in the day will remember from Arther J and the Gold Cups, and every other old fart will remember from his forward flips in the video of Devo's "Satisfaction"). But that's a stretch, regardless the "Mickey" thing negates it. But wait! She was in Easy Rider, and she choreographed the dance sequence from Village of the Giants, which features Joy "Cool Hand Luke car wash chick" Harmon dancing in slow motion to Jack Nitzsche's "Last Race". Holy shit, it's getting crowded in here!
You can check it streaming, with much more informative text, at Derek's Daily 45, on a post with a whole mess of other goodies. But do check it out. You know, counterpoint and all the jazz.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Toni Basil - Breakaway mp3 (via DivShare) at Derek's Daily 45 1966
Toni Basil - Breakaway (streaming) at YouTube Alternate link, just in case.
Jack Nizsche - The Last Race (Village of the Giants dance sequence) at YouTube