Nothing to Fear - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- New Wave
- Mono / Stereo
- Oingo Boingo; Joe Chiccarelli
- Nothing to Fear
Oingo Boingo: Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek (vocals, guitar); Richard Gibbs (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, bass guitar); Kerry Hatch (vocals, keyboards, bass guitar); Sam "Sluggo" Phipps (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Leon Schneiderman (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Dale Turner (trumpet, trombone); Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez (drums).
With many new wave bands of the late '70s and early '80s, the second album, where the balance between quirky credibility and commercial reality is struck, is the best. This is certainly the case with Oingo Boingo--1982's NOTHING TO FEAR is clearly their most artistically satisfying record.
Reducing the ska element found on 1981's ONLY A LAD, the band's three-man horn section takes on a more Zappa-esque jazz influence. Singer/songwriter Danny Elfman's best tunes are found here, with the semi-hit "Private Lives" being the best pop song he ever wrote. The more self-consciously goofy "Wild Sex in the Working Class," the danceable "Whole Day Off" and the straightforward "Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)" are nearly as good. If you want only one Oingo Boingo record, this is the one to get.
- Country of Origin
- Universal Special Products
- Studio / Live
- Oingo Boingo
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Grey Matter
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Insects
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Private Life
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Wild Sex (In the Working Class)
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Running on a Treadmill
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Whole Day Off
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Why'd We Come
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Islands
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Reptiles and Samurai
- Universal Distribution
- 41m 32s
- Video Disabled
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