Saturday, September 09, 2006



Oingo Boingo - Alive (1988)

Another personal favorite from the vaults that way too many people have never heard of. I have Jeff to thank for my appreciation of these guys and myself to blame for never geting to see them in concert. They were a California band and I was a California kid and I figured they'd be around forever. And why not? Didn't they consistently sellout every show of every venue they played with their legendary concerts? Why fold and call it a career at the height of your popularity? Please address your questions to the mercurial Mr. Elfman. Regardless, this album of live re-recordings is as close as some of us will ever get to experience a Boingo show. If you do enjoy this 2 disc adventure (and you will) I highly recommend the dvd of 'Farewell' that captures the last show - it is bar none the best concert dvd I have ever seen. So, thanks for coming by and tell your friends.

http://rapidshare.de/files/20608873/Boingo_Alive_Disc_1.zip
http://rapidshare.de/files/20611009/Boingo_Alive_Disc_2.zip


p.s. comments are appreciated.

3 comments:

ticklepants said...

wish i had found your blog sooner this is a great album that I wish i still had. Used to love going to the concerts at halloween. It was a great tradition, I thought at the time some other band would step up, but it never did and it became a thing of the past and we we're left with knott so scary farm (accept in the parking lots)

Anonymous said...

I've bought "Boingo Alive" 3 times, or possibly 4. They booked shows twice near my Southeastern college town; both times the concert was cancelled due to poor sales (rumored to be under 100 for the '88 show). I've heard them called "the world's most popular local band".

McCrank said...

How about a re-post? I can trade farewell concert 1995 Halloween show...

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