Friday, February 20, 2009

E.G. Daily - Mind Over Matter 12" - 1987

I don't know what it is, but I'm a big fan of E.G. Daily. If you're a child of the 90's or the new millennium you probably don't know her face or who she is. However you would probably know her voice. She does a lot of voice over work and is probably most notably recognized as the voice of Tommy Pickles on Rugrats. E.G. Daily however was in a bunch of films in the 80's and had a little bit of a music career to boot. Now to be fair, she's still recording and even had a dance track playing in clubs just this last year. If you are a child of the 80's and grew up then like me then you may recognize her from Valley Girl or Pee Wee's Big Adventure. She was Dottie. She was also in Loverboy and a long forgotten B horror called One Dark Night. I think it may have also been called something like Night in a Mausoleum or something like that. It was PG or PG 13 and basically was about a bunch of teens in a mausoleum and the dead come to life. It however was done on the cheap and because of the rating is pretty tame. Even as a kid I thought it was cheesy, but I still saw it a couple times in the theater and would watch it on cable. Anyways she's in that too.

But back to her singing. In my opinion the best E.G. Daily songs are in the movie Better Off Dead where she is singing at the dance. The song "One Way Love (Better Off Dead)" is great. I wish I had that soundtrack. If anyone has a copy I'd love to get a copy. In the mean time I just have to enjoy the song when I watch the DVD.

That isn't the case with this song. Not only do I not own the the DVD to Summer School with Mark Harmon, but I don't think I've ever seen it. I do remember the movie, I've just never suffered through it. That movie is of course from whence this track came. I can however put on this twelve inch, which I really enjoy. I found this in a cheap record bin at a local record store this last year. I had never heard of the song or even know she sang in Summer School, but because I just love E.G. Daily I picked up the record. I've never regretted it.

Enjoy!

01 Mind Over Matter (Remix).m4a
02 Mind Over Matter (Edit).m4a

5 comments:

Matracas said...

I would think she's more remembered as the voice of one of the PowerPuff Girls (I think it's buttercup..the always-angry one).

I remember Ms. Daily in a FRIENDS episode; some old friend of Pheebs who had stolen a few songs or something in the past; she comes back into her life only to "steal her thunder"..something like that.

BTW; check you e-mail box..there's a link to download the soundtrack you requested.

Spencer said...

I never got your e-mail with the link to download. However I did find the album posted on a blog back in December. I was rocking out to it this weekend.

Spencer said...

Found the e-mail from you. Thanks. This was a different one than the one I downloaded. I'll check it out tonight and see if it is better or worse. Thanks.

Black Leather said...

Where is the dowload link?
Thanks,
Greg

Spencer said...

E-mail me an I'll hook you up.

sfilichia@sbcglobal.net