|Studio album by Oingo Boingo|
|Released||March 2, 1987|
|Genre||New wave, ska|
|Producer||Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek|
|Oingo Boingo chronology|
|Singles from Boi-ngo|
Boi-ngo (also stylized as BOI-NGO) is the sixth studio album by Oingo Boingo, released in 1987.
Boi-Ngo has a similar musical style to Dead Man's Party (1985), but with more abstract pop arrangements and eclectic percussion.
The original proposed title for the album was "More Nervous Energy". A number of other songs were recorded for the album but ultimately cut; among them "Remember My Name" and "Mama". These songs are significant for being notably darker and complex in their songwriting, including rock-oriented guitar solos from bassist John Avila and Steve Bartek respectively, than much of what ended up on the album's final tracklist, suggesting they were cut for commercial reasons.
Radio interviews and demo tapes from the period indicate that the song "Cinderella Undercover", frequently played by the band in concert, was also recorded but again cut from the album, having been initially considered to appear on Only A Lad six years earlier. The studio recording of Mama did see release on a limited edition vinyl box set of Boi-Ngo comprising five 7-inch vinyl records with one track on each side. Both Cinderella Undercover and Mama were subsequently re-recorded for the live album Boingo Alive in 1988.
In film and television
All tracks written by Danny Elfman.
|2.||"Where Do All My Friends Go"||4:29|
|5.||"We Close Our Eyes"||3:38|
|6.||"Not My Slave"||4:42|
- Oingo Boingo
- John Avila - bass, vocals
- Steve Bartek - guitars
- Mike Bacich - keyboards
- Danny Elfman - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez - drums, percussion
- Sam Phipps - tenor saxophone
- Leon Schneidermann - baritone saxophone
- Dale Turner - trumpet
- In 2016, band Ninja Sex Party released a cover version of the song "We Close Our Eyes" as part of their album Under the Covers. Their version however is noticeably slower, at around 126bpm, as opposed to the original's speed of 142bpm. 
- Reel Big Fish recorded a version of "We Close Our Eyes" for A Best of Us for the Rest of Us, a 3-disc compilation of cover songs released in 2010.
- Allister recorded a cover version of "We Close Our Eyes" for the 2004 film Sleepover.
- Susanna Hoffs covered "We Close Our Eyes" for the soundtrack to Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1992.
- "I Watched ‘Psych’ For 8 Years and All I Got Was This Lackluster Finale". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
- "Under the Covers". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19.