Best O Boingo Import
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|11. Weird Science|
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Best O' Boingo by Oingo BoingoThis product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Fronted by prolific composer Danny Elfman (The Simpsons, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Batman, Dick Tracy, Edward Scissorhands), Oingo Boingo marry seriously clever songwriting and outright silliness. All the band's best songs are accounted for in Best Of, including "Dead Man's Party" and "Weird Science." The music is propelled by brassy hooks and ska-driven tempos. Elfman's vocals--sometimes a maxed-out, pleading whine, other times a ghoulish undercurrent of a whisper--are a pleasing mismatch for the random lyrical subject matter. --Beth Bessmer
Top Customer Reviews
This isn't a bad thing. In the case of "Dead Man's Party", the oddly sluggish feel of the original is gone entirely. Most of the songs, in fact, sound tighter, brighter, and the whole thing just *bounces* along with the cheerily macabre sensibility that an Oingo fan dotes on. I listen to it and find I get the keenest enjoyment from it in the car, despite my rotten speakers. There you are, zooming through space in your little tin-can with internal combustion. Death is not far from your mind, more often than not, and it's invigorating to hear it discussed with such happy relish.
The mood of this compilation is perhaps a bit lopsided: the friskier pieces such as DMP and "Not My Slave" tend to be near the beginning, while the album slides toward wistful sentiment and pretty minor-key warbling toward the end. In the car, the opening trumpets of DMP are a clarion call back to the lighter side of things. Without the "Repeat All" function, it kinda wiggles to a halt. Not bad at-awl.
Most recent customer reviews
This CD is a fairly good compilation of Boingo songs. I love this CD, even though it seems to go by too quickly when I listen to it.Published on April 28 2002
The re-recorded tracks that people have mentioned are from the 2-cd set "Boingo Alive" that was released in 1988. Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2001 by TheTerrorBeyond
If you love Oingo Boingo like I do, then I almost guarentee that you'll also love this c.d. It has a lot of re-recorded, really cool music on it, like Only A Lad, and Dead Mans... Read morePublished on June 8 2000 by Mia