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BOINGO ALIVE

Oingo Boingo

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Live, released in 1988

Songs / Tracks Listing


Disk 1

1. Dead Man's Party (6:22)
2. Dead Or Alive (4:04)
3. No Spill Blood (4:32)
4. Stay (3:57)
5. Cinderella Undercover (4:37)
6. Home Again (5:24)
7. Help Me (3:56)
8. Just Another Day (5:07)
9. It Only Makes Me Laugh (3:41)
10. My Life (4:46)
11. Nothing To Fear (But Fear Itself) (3:48)
12. Not My Slave (4:08)
13. We Close Our Eyes (3:29)
14. Elevator Man (4:26)
15. Return Of The Dead Man (1:46)

Total Time 64:03

Disk2

1. Winning Side (3;57)
2. Wild Sex (In The Working Class)
3. Grey Matter (5:42)
4. Private Life (3:09)
5. Gratitude (4:47)
6. No One Lives Forever (4:06)
7. Mama (4:52)
8. Capitalism (4:12)
9. Who Do You Want To Be (3:20)
10. Sweat (4:29)
11. Violent Love (2:21)
12. On The Outside (3:43)
13. Only A Lad (3:50)
14. Goodbye, Goodbye (3:32)
15. Country Sweat (5:13)
16. Return Of The Dead Man 2 (2:40)

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Line-up / Musicians


- John Avila / bass, vocals
- Steve Bartek / guitars
- Danny Elfman / vocals, rhythm guitar
- Carl Graves / keyboards, vocals
- Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez / drums, percussion
- Sam Phipps / tenor & soprano saxophones
- Leon Schneiderman / baritone saxophone
- Dale Turner / trumpet, trombone
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- Bruce Fowler / trombone


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MCA 2CD

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Review by Evolver
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4 stars While I guess technically this is a live album, it seems to live at the very edge of that definition. One thing you might notice when listening to this, there is no crowd noise whatsoever. And no stage patter. If you read the liner notes you will discover that the album was recorded in a rehearsal studio, not at a true live performance. Oh well. Despite the lack of an audience, the performances are amazingly good. The band is tight, the horns are crisp (I especially like the fact that Bruce Fowler, frequent trombonist for Frank Zappa, is a special guest on this recording). The songs represent Oingo Boingo's career up that point, from the debut EP up to "Boi-Ngo". While the latter three albums are not up to snuff compared to the earlier releases, the live performances are an upgrade. Guitarist Steve Bartek gets to shine, as he easily slides between rhythm licks and manic solos. And if you were one of the lucky ones to see this band live (as I was), you know that much of the percussive rhythms are played on the actual instruments, and not synths. It makes Grey Matter much more exciting when you can picture Danny Elfman and bassist John Avila wailing away on marimbas. It's no surprise that the best material is the songs from the early albums. But a few bones are thrown in, too. Cinderella Undercover had only previously been released as a B-side to a single. Goodbye Goodbye was only on the "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" soundtrack album, and, as far as I know, Winning Side and Mama had not been released before this. There is also a cool country western rendition of Sweat, and a couple of odd versions of Dead Man's Party thrown in as well. This is a great display of what this band could do on stage (even without an audience), and also an excellent album for OB's fans.

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