|Studio album by Oingo Boingo|
|Released||March 2, 1987|
|Genre||New wave, ska|
|Producer||Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek|
|Oingo Boingo chronology|
|Singles from Boi-ngo|
Boi-ngo (also stylized as BOI-NGO) is the sixth studio album by Oingo Boingo, released in 1987.
It has a similar musical style to Dead Man's Party (1985) with refined studio production, but with fewer party-friendly compositions. Its original proposed title was "More Nervous Energy". It was also released in a limited edition box set, titled "Boingo in a Box", consisting of five 7-inch vinyl records with one track on each side. The box set featured an additional studio track Mama that was not included in the standard LP, CD or cassette releases. Radio interviews and demo tapes from the period indicate that the song Cinderella Undercover was recorded but again cut from the album; it was initially considered to appear on Only A Lad (1981). Both songs were subsequently re-recorded for the live album Boingo Alive in 1988.
In film and television
The track "We Close Our Eyes" appears in the final scene of the finale episode of Psych, "The Break-Up," continuing through the closing credits.
All tracks written by Danny Elfman.
|2.||"Where Do All My Friends Go"||4:29|
|5.||"We Close Our Eyes"||3:38|
|6.||"Not My Slave"||4:42|
- Oingo Boingo
- John Avila - bass, vocals
- Steve Bartek - guitars
- Mike Bacich - keyboards
- Danny Elfman - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez - drums, percussion
- Sam Phipps - tenor saxophone
- Leon Schneidermann - baritone saxophone
- Dale Turner - trumpet
- In 2016, band Ninja Sex Party released a cover version of the song "We Close Our Eyes" as part of their album Under the Covers. Their version however is noticeably slower, at around 126bpm, as opposed to the original's speed of 142bpm.
- Reel Big Fish recorded a version of "We Close Our Eyes" for A Best of Us for the Rest of Us, a 3-disc compilation of cover songs released in 2010.
- Allister recorded a cover version of "We Close Our Eyes" for the 2004 film Sleepover.
- Susanna Hoffs covered "We Close Our Eyes" for the soundtrack to Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1992.
- "I Watched 'Psych' For 8 Years and All I Got Was This Lackluster Finale". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
- "Under the Covers". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19.