Studio album by Oingo Boingo
Released March 2, 1987
Recorded August–December 1986
Genre New wave, ska
Length 41:00
Label MCA Records
Producer Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek
Oingo Boingo chronology
Dead Man's Party
Boingo Alive
Singles from Boi-ngo
  1. "Pain"
    Released: October 1986
  2. "We Close Our Eyes"
    Released: February 1987
  3. "Not My Slave"
    Released: 1987
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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".[2] 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 "Home Again" appears over the end credits in the movies Wisdom and Home Alone 3.

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.[3]

"We Close Our Eyes" was covered by Susanna Hoffs for the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (film) soundtrack, and by Allister for the 2004 Sleepover (film) soundtrack.

Track listing

All tracks written by Danny Elfman. 

No. Title Length
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 length:


Oingo Boingo

Cover versions


  2. "I Watched 'Psych' For 8 Years and All I Got Was This Lackluster Finale". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  3. "Under the Covers". Retrieved 2016-02-19.
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