- Oingo Boingo (EP)
Oingo Boingo EP by Oingo Boingo Released September 17, 1980 Recorded September 1979 (except "Only a Lad and I'm So Bad", June 1979) Genre New Wave, ska Length 10" - 14:05
12" - 13:49
Label I.R.S. Records Producer Oingo Boingo Oingo Boingo chronology Demo EP
Only a Lad
Oingo Boingo is the first official release from the southern California new wave band Oingo Boingo. The song selection includes three original compositions by Danny Elfman, as well as a ska inflected cover of bluesman Willie Dixon's "Violent Love".
The EP was issued on both 10" and 12" vinyl formats with a slight difference in the track listing: the 10" version contained the 1979 version of "Ain't This the Life" from their Demo EP, while the 12" version contained a new recording. Both "Only a Lad" and "I'm So Bad" had also been previously issued on the Demo EP and the versions are identical on both the 10" and 12" formats. Whilst the EP has never been released on CD in its entirety, the 10" format was made available digitally via such services as iTunes Store and Amazon. However, the songs can only be bought as separate tracks rather than as an album.
The song "Only a Lad" was subsequently re-recorded and issued as the title track on their first long playing album, Only a Lad.
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No. Title Length 1. "Only a Lad" 4:08 2. "Violent Love" 2:31 3. "Ain't This the Life" 3:37 4. "I'm So Bad" 3:49Total length: 14:05
No. Title Length 1. "Only a Lad" 4:08 2. "Violent Love" 2:31 3. "Ain't This the Life" 3:21 4. "I'm So Bad" 3:49Total length: 13:49
- Oingo Boingo
- Danny Elfman - lead vocals
- Steve Bartek - guitars
- David Eagle - drums on 10" version of "Ain't This the Life"
- Richard Gibbs - keyboards
- Kerry Hatch - bass guitar
- Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez - drums
- Leon Schneiderman - baritone and alto saxophones
- Sam "Sluggo" Phipps - tenor and soprano saxophones
- Dale Turner - trumpet, trombone
Danny Elfman · Steve Bartek · Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez · Sam "Sluggo" Phipps · Dale Turner · Leon Schneiderman · John Avila · Warren Fitzgerald · Doug Lacy · Marc Mann
Kerry Hatch · Richard Gibbs · Carl Graves · Michael Bacich
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