Dead Man's Party [LP]

Dead Man's Party [LP]

by Oingo BoingoOingo Boingo

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Overview

Returning after a two-year recording hiatus (during which bandleader Danny Elfman recorded a solo album), Oingo Boingo forsook the excesses of smart-aleck humor and quirky production that had led critics almost universally to dismiss the band's first four albums. The sound is still maybe just a bit too uptight and over-determined, but the horn charts are more focused and sophisticated, and Elfman has matured considerably as a lyricist. Alongside such typically oddball fare as the title track and a surprise hit song called "Weird Science" are the faintly paranoid "Just Another Day" and the frankly romantic "Stay," as well as a glorious Motown tribute called "Help Me." But "Weird Science" is what really brings things to a close with a bang -- though it reverts somewhat to the band's earlier indulgence in wacka-wacka sound effects and willfully crazy production technique, it's also one of Boingo's most satisfying pop songs ever. Overall, this is perhaps the first Oingo Boingo album to hang together really well as a whole. Recommended. [Dead Man's Party was re-released on LP in 2015.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2015
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602547344373
catalogNumber: 002327301
Rank: 6747

Tracks

  1. Just Another Day
  2. Dead Man's Party
  3. Heard Somebody Cry
  4. No One Lives Forever
  5. Stay
  6. Fool's Paradise
  7. Help Me
  8. Same Man I Was Before
  9. Weird Science

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