Don’t think you’ve heard all Oingo Boingo had to offer unless you’ve listened to their final studio release, Boingo. As swan songs go, it might be one of the all-time greats… though, nobody thought so at the time. Boingo fuses the band’s tight ensemble attack (an over mechanized attack, some say) with Danny Elfman & Steve Bartek’s new-found genius for dark soundtrack orchestration – which, by 1994, included Beetlejuice, two Batmans and a dozen other major films. The result of this fusion, the band’s first album in four years and last studio release is, in a word… dramatic. Boingo is a more organic album, stuffed with stunning vocal harmonies and epic orchestral arcs. Historically, the masses have had difficulty getting past Elfman’s vocal quirks, but give a listen to the breathless, 9-1/2 minute “Pedestrian Wolves,” and the incessant vocal counterpointing. It’s merely an example of how many ideas these guys seem to effortlessly generate. Boingo is a mighty and majestic album, where a densely packed cover of “I Am The Walrus” fits in perfectly, but manages to get overshadowed by the band’s equally elaborate and bombastic originals. Hard to believe a ‘name’ band can make an album this sprawling and dynamic, only to have it largely ignored. It’s no wonder Elfman & Bartek quit the pop life and stuck to film work. With movies, even if most theater-goers don’t know who it is, they’ll at least hear your work. Included here is the rare, R-rated cassette bonus, “Helpless.” Under a buck at Amazon (HERE), which is criminal. The one I got in the cutout bins a year after release had an elaborate 50 page, faux-leather bound booklet. We’ve got some “Weird Science” 12″ mixes (HERE) and a few Elfman/Bartek film scores (HERE) in the archives.
Can’t See (Useless) (4:36)
Pedestrian Wolves (9:20)
Lost Like This (4:54)
War Again (5:53)
I Am The Walrus (4:09)
Tender Lumplings (0:38)
CASSETTE BONUS TRACK: Helpless (3:42)
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