Dead Man's Party (album)
|Dead Man's Party|
|Studio album by Oingo Boingo|
|Released||October 28, 1985|
|Genre||New wave, alternative rock, ska|
|Producer||Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek|
|Oingo Boingo chronology|
|Singles from Dead Man's Party|
It showcases a different musical style than the band's previous releases, becoming more pop-oriented and with higher levels of production.
In film and television
The title track was used in the film Back to School, wherein the band performs the song live at a party. It was also used in the Chuck television series in "Chuck Versus the Couch Lock". The album also includes the song "Weird Science" which was written especially for the John Hughes film of the same name and later the television series on the USA network. Another track, No One Lives Forever, was used in the 1986 Cannon Group production of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Casper: A Spirited Beginning, a direct-to-video release from 20th Century Fox and Saban Entertainment in 1997. It is also used as the theme for the October 29, 2010 episode of Rachael Ray. Just Another Day was played at the beginning of the 1985 film That Was Then... This Is Now.
The song Stay was used as the theme song for the Brazilian telenovel Top Model, which increased the popularity of the band in the country. "Stay" was also featured in the soundtrack of Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut.. 'Stay' was also featured on the soundtrack of the 2012 Australian film 'Any Questions For Ben?'
All tracks written by Danny Elfman.
|1.||"Just Another Day"||5:14|
|2.||"Dead Man's Party"||6:23|
|3.||"Heard Somebody Cry"||4:39|
|4.||"No One Lives Forever"||4:16|
|8.||"Same Man I Was Before"||3:26|
- Oingo Boingo
- Danny Elfman - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
- Steve Bartek - lead guitar
- John Avila - bass, vocals
- Mike Bacich - keyboards
- Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez - drums, percussion
- Sam Phipps - tenor saxophone
- Leon Schneiderman - baritone & alto saxophones
- Dale Turner - trumpet, trombone