Oingo Boingo

Oingo Boingo BIOGRAPHY

Oingo Boingo

Label(s): A&M Records, I.R.S. Records, A&M (PGD/Uni)
Recording Years: 1981-1983; 1996

Danny Elfman told Billboard, "We had a four-song demo that was turned down by the record companies for the 50th time when somebody who worked on the production of one of the tunes brought it to IRS who said they would release it as it was, as an EP." "When it was time to do the album they asked if we wanted to move to A&M, and it seemed like a very simple logical move. There weren't even any long negotiations. In three days it was done."

SOURCE:
Oingo Boingo's Odyssey from Theatre to Rock. Roman Kozak. Billboard, October 16, 1982.

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Dale Turner
   Member Years: 1981-1986
   Instrument(s): trumpet
Danny Elfman
   Born: May 29, 1953
   Member Years: 1981-1986
   Instrument(s): vocals
David Eagle
   Member Years: 1981-1986
   Instrument(s): drums
Jim Wood
   Member Years: 1986
   Instrument(s): harmonica
Johnny Hernandez
   Member Years: 1986
   Instrument(s): Drums
K. Ribbs
   Member Years: 1986
   Instrument(s): harmonica
Kerry Hatch
   Member Years: 1981-1986
   Instrument(s): bass
Leon Schneiderman
   Member Years: 1981-1986
   Instrument(s): saxophone
Mario Guarneri
   Member Years: 1986
   Instrument(s): horn
Miles Anderson
   Member Years: 1986
   Instrument(s): horn
Richard Gibbs
   Member Years: 1981-1986
   Instrument(s): keyboards
Sam Phipps
   Member Years: 1981-1986
   Instrument(s): saxophone
Steve Bartek
   Born: Jan 30, 1952
   Member Years: 1981-1986
   Instrument(s): guitar


Oingo Boingo PHOTOS

Oingo Boingo DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Oingo Boingo U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
AnthologyA&M Records60694904941999
Good for Your SoulA&M Records75021 32521990
Good for Your SoulA&M RecordsSP 32520000
Good for Your SoulA&M RecordsSP 49591983
Nothing to FearA&M Records75021 32511990
Nothing to FearA&M RecordsSP 32510000
Nothing to FearA&M RecordsSP 49031982
Only a LadA&M Records75021 32501990
Only a LadA&M RecordsSP 32500000
Only a LadA&M RecordsSP 48631981
Only a LadI.R.S. RecordsSP 709531980
Only a Lad/Ain't This the LifeI.R.S. RecordsSP 709511980
Selections from Farewell: Live from the Universal AmphitheatreA&M RecordsAMSAD 001871996
Skeletons in the Closet: Best ofA&M Records75021 52171990
Skeletons in the Closet: Best ofA&M RecordsSP 52171989

Oingo Boingo U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me/Who Do You Want BeA&M RecordsSP 172421983
Private Life/IslandsA&M Records24391982
Private Life/Whole Day Off/Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)/Grey MatterA&M RecordsSP 172031982
Wake Up (It's 1984)A&M RecordsSP 172401983
Wake Up It's 1984/No Spill BloodA&M Records26101983
Whole Day OffA&M Records25041982

Oingo Boingo U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Anthology19996069490494
Intro - Tender Lumplings
Ain't this the Life
Nasty Habits
On the Outside
Only a Lad
Little Girls
Grey Matter 8 Wild Sex (In the Working Class)
Private Life
No Spill Blood
Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me
Sweat
Who Do You Want to Be
Gratitude
It Only Makes Me Laugh
Everybody Needs
Dead Man's Party
Weird Science
Lights Go Out
Mary
We Close Our Eyes
Whole Day Off
Piggies

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Anthology19996069490494
Intro - Tender Lumplings
Ain't this the Life
Nasty Habits
On the Outside
Only a Lad
Little Girls
Grey Matter 8 Wild Sex (In the Working Class)
Private Life
No Spill Blood
Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me
Sweat
Who Do You Want to Be
Gratitude
It Only Makes Me Laugh
Everybody Needs
Dead Man's Party
Weird Science
Lights Go Out
Mary
We Close Our Eyes
Whole Day Off
Piggies

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Dead Man's Party 20066025171223
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Dead Man's Party20066024987796
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Farewell: Live from Universal Amphitheatre, Halloween 1995199631454 0504
Insanity
Little Girls
Cinderella Undercover
Controller
Burn Me Up
Insects
No One Lives Forever
Hey!
Reptiles and Samurai
Water
I Am the Walrus
Piggies
We Close Our Eyes
Mary
Can't See
Helpless
I'm So Bad
Change
Stay
Who Do You Want to Be
On the Outside
Wild Sex (In the Working Class)
Dead Man's Party
Nasty Habits
Clowns of Death
Ain't This the Life
Whole Day Off
Grey Matter
No Spill Blood
Only a Lad

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Good for Your Soul1983SP 4959
Who Do You Want To Be
Good For Your Soul
No Spill Blood
Cry Of the Vatos
Fill the Void
Sweat
Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me
Wake Up (It's 1984)
Dead Or Alive
Pictures Of You
Little Guns

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Good for Your Soul199075021 3252
Who Do You Want To Be
Good For Your Soul
No Spill Blood
Cry Of the Vatos
Fill the Void
Sweat
Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me
Wake Up (It's 1984)
Dead Or Alive
Pictures Of You
Little Guns

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Good for Your Soul0SP 3252
Who Do You Want To Be
Good For Your Soul
No Spill Blood
Cry Of the Vatos
Fill the Void
Sweat
Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me
Wake Up (It's 1984)
Dead Or Alive
Pictures Of You
Little Guns

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Just Another Day20066025170035
Just Another Day
Just Another Day
Just Another Day
Just Another Day
Just Another Day
Just Another Day
Just Another Day
Just Another Day
Just Another Day

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Little Girls20066024985778
Little Girls
Little Girls
Little Girls
Little Girls
Little Girls
Little Girls
Little Girls
Little Girls
Little Girls

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me/Who Do You Want Be1983SP 17242
Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me
Who Do You Want To Be

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Nothing to Fear1982SP 4903
Grey Matter
Insects
Private Life
Wild Sex (In the Working Class)
Running On a Treadmill
Whole Day Off
Nothing To Fear (But Fear Itself)
Why'd We Come
Islands
Reptiles and Samuri

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Nothing to Fear199075021 3251
Grey Matter
Insects
Private Life
Wild Sex (In the Working Class)
Running On a Treadmill
Whole Day Off
Nothing To Fear (But Fear Itself)
Why'd We Come
Islands
Reptiles and Samuri

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Nothing to Fear0SP 3251
Grey Matter
Insects
Private Life
Wild Sex (In the Working Class)
Running On a Treadmill
Whole Day Off
Nothing To Fear (But Fear Itself)
Why'd We Come
Islands
Reptiles and Samuri

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Oingo Boingo199044797 0400

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Oingo Boingo1980SP 70400
Only a Lad
Violent Love
Ain't This the Life
I'm So Bad

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Only a Lad199075021 3250
Little Girls
Perfect System
On the Outside
Capitalism
You Really Got Me
Only a Lad
What You See
Controller
Imposter
Nasty Habits

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Only a Lad1981SP 4863
Little Girls
Perfect System
On the Outside
Capitalism
You Really Got Me
Only a Lad
What You See
Controller
Imposter
Nasty Habits

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Only a Lad0SP 3250
Little Girls
Perfect System
On the Outside
Capitalism
You Really Got Me
Only a Lad
What You See
Controller
Imposter
Nasty Habits

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Only a Lad1980SP 70953
Only a Lad
Only a Lad

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Only a Lad/Ain't This the Life1980SP 70951
Only a Lad
Ain't This the Life

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Private Life/Islands19822439
Private Life
Islands

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Private Life/Whole Day Off/Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)/Grey Matter1982SP 17203
Private Life
Whole Day Off
Nothing To Fear (But Fear Itself)
Grey Matter

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Selections from Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre1996AMSAD 00187
Little Girls
Piggies
Who Do You Want to Be
Ain't This the Life
Grey Matter
Mary
We Close Our Eyes
I Am the Walrus

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Skeletons in the Closet: Best of199075021 5217
Little Girls
Private Life
On the Outside
Nasty Habits
Grey Matter
Only a Lad
Wake Up (It's 1984)
Insects
Whole Day Off
Nothing To Fear (But Fear Itself)
Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me
Who Do You Want To Be

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Skeletons in the Closet: Best of1989SP 5217
Little Girls
Private Life
On the Outside
Nasty Habits
Grey Matter
Only a Lad
Wake Up (It's 1984)
Insects
Whole Day Off
Nothing To Fear (But Fear Itself)
Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me
Who Do You Want To Be

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Wake Up (It's 1984)1983SP 17240
Wake Up (It's 1984) (Edited Version)
Wake Up (It's 1984) (Long Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Wake Up It's 1984/No Spill Blood19832610
Wake Up (It's 1984)
No Spill Blood

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Weird Science20066024985781
Natural Born Woman
Sad Bag of Shaky Jake (the)
Big Black Dog
Live With Me
I'm Ready
Shine On
Stone Cold Fever
Rollin' Stone
Four Day Creep
I Don't Need No Doctor
Hot 'N' Nasty
C'mon Everybody
30 Days in the Hold
Black Coffee
I Believe to My Soul
Ninety-Nine Pounds
Road Hog

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
What You See20086025171999
What You See
What You See
What You See
What You See
What You See
What You See
What You See
What You See
What You See

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Whole Day Off19822504
Whole Day Off


Oingo Boingo MUSIC CHARTS

Oingo Boingo on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Good for Your SoulSP 4959Billboard Pop144
Nothing to FearSP 4903Billboard Pop148
Only a LadSP 4863Billboard Pop172
Skeletons in the Closet: Best ofSP 5217Billboard Pop150

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.