Dead Man's Party

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076732566527
  • Catalog Number: 5665
  • Sales rank: 10,149

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just Another Day (5:10)
  2. 2 Dead Man's Party (6:17)
  3. 3 Heard Somebody Cry (4:40)
  4. 4 No One Lives Forever (4:13)
  5. 5 Stay (3:35)
  6. 6 Fool's Paradise (4:33)
  7. 7 Help Me (3:44)
  8. 8 Same Man I Was Before (3:23)
  9. 9 Weird Science (6:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oingo Boingo Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Danny Elfman Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Sam Phipps Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
John Avila Bass Guitar, Vocals
Mike Bacich Keyboards
Steve Bartek Guitar, Vocals
Richard Gibbs Synthesizer, Trombone, Keyboards, Vocals
Kerry Hatch Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Johnny Hernandez Percussion, Drums
Leon Schneiderman Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Dale Turner Percussion, Trombone, Trumpet
John Avtla Bass Guitar, Vocals
Mike Batch Keyboards
Technical Credits
Sam Cooke Composer
Danny Elfman Producer, Contributor
Steve Bartek Producer
Bill Jackson Engineer
David Leonard Engineer
Dale Turner Contributor
Larry Vigon Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Born too late

    I've grown up LOVING the song dead man's party. i listen to my mom's Oingo Boingo: dead man's party album all the time. My friends all think I'm a dork, I'm 18, and I like the guys who wrote Weird Science. I guess I was just born a little late. =]

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