New Wave Nerd Rockers Oingo Boingo continue down the slippery slope of commercially friendly pop music on 1987's Boi-Ngo.
It might be poppier but songwriter Danny Elfman manages to throw in some warped textures & rhythms to keep things...well...Elfman. Being the first album since he started scoring films, it seems a bit too professional and serious for a stage act that used to chase each other around with giant fish & half-naked girls. Some of my favorite Boingo songs are on here and ones I loathe most as well.
Who would have guessed Elfman's classic Beetlejuice score would surface less than a year later?
3 more helpings of nervous energy out of 5
Songs Of Note: New Generation; We Close Our Eyes