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3.00 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1987

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Home Again (5:14)
2. Where Do All My Friends Go (4:29)
3. Elevator Man (4:30)
4. New Generation (5:16)
5. We Close Our Eyes (3:38)
6. Not My Slave (4:42)
7. My Life (4:36)
8. Outrageous (3:46)
9. Pain (4:28)

Total Time 40:40

Line-up / Musicians

- Danny Elfman / lead vocals, rhythm guitar, composer
- Steve Bartek / guitar
- Mike Bacich / keyboards
- Leon Schniederman / baritone sax
- Sam "Sluggo" Phipps / tenor sax
- Dale Turner / trumpet
- John Avila / bass, vocals
- Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez / drums, percussion

- Bruce Fowler / trombone
- Michael Vlatkovitch / trombone
- Carmen Twillie / backing vocals (7,9)
- Maxine Waters / backing vocals (7,9)

Releases information

Artwork: Mike Fink with Aaron Rapoport (photo)

LP MCA Records - MCA-5811 (1987, US)

CD MCA Records - MCAD-5811 (1987, US)
CD MCA Records - MCAD-5811 (2003, US)

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OINGO BOINGO Boi-ngo ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(8%)
Good, but non-essential (42%)
Collectors/fans only (25%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
3 stars Despite the previous album having crowd pleasers like Dead Man's party and the theme song from the movie and TV show Weird Science, I find this album to be a (very) slight improvement over that one. Home Again is an interesting piece, mostly because of the layered vocals in the chorus section. Tell Me Where My Friends Go is a cool, call and response piece with some funny lyrics, and Elevator Man is the obligatory toe tapper. The album, while nowhere near as good as Oingo Boingo's first three, manages to remain interesting enough, with the slightly eerie New Generation, the not quite outrageous enough Outrageous, and the nice closer, Pain. The prog quotient is not much better than the last album, but at least it keeps my interest, and makes a fine party disk.

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