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Best O Boingo

Oingo Boingo Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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1. Dead Man's Party
2. When The Lights Go Out
3. Gratitude
4. Skin
5. Flesh 'N Blood
6. Not My Slave
7. Stay
8. Sweat
9. No Spill Blood [1988 Boingo Alive Version]
10. Out Of Control
11. Weird Science
12. No One Lives Forever
13. Wild Sex (In The Working Class) [1988 Boingo Alive Version]
14. Just Another Day
15. Who Do You Want To Be
16. Only A Lad
17. Goodbye\x96Goodbye

Product Description


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

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4.0 out of 5 stars I like. April 28 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The re-recordings... Oct. 16 2001
Format:Audio CD
The re-recorded tracks that people have mentioned are from the 2-cd set "Boingo Alive" that was released in 1988. I am not particularly fond of "Boingo Alive" and I think that they should have stuck with the original versions for the "Best O' Boingo" set.
Do not buy this disc... instead, buy "Anthology" where you can find the proper versions of the songs.
This includes "We Close Our Eyes" for those of you who are looking for it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Memento mori, polished and spinning! Nov. 14 2000
Format:Audio CD
There are re-recordings of some of the more popular songs on this album, most notably the one that starts the whole thing off: "Dead Man's Party".
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best O' Boingo truely is one of the Best June 8 2000
By Mia
Format:Audio CD
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 Party. All of the songs are great, and I just can't stop listing to it, althought I have had it for more than seven months, so you'll never get tired of it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Where's "We Close Our Eyes" ? March 10 2000
Format:Audio CD
I live in Brazil, and in 1989 I heard Oingo for the first time here. Some songs from the album "Stay" (may be this one was exclusively to Brazil). Since then, I've been trying to find this album in CD, but is very hard to find some CDs in Brazil, as you may know. This "best of" is very good in my opinion, but there's only one fail: they forgot the song "We Close Our Eyes" that is the moust magical song that I heard from Oingo. If you have some hint, please send me e-mail to: pp1cz@bol.com.br
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