Farewell (Oingo Boingo album)

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Released1996 (1996)
RecordedOctober 31 – November 1, 1995
VenueUniversal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles
GenrePunk rock
Oingo Boingo chronology

Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre, Halloween 1995 is a double live album and home video release by American new wave band Oingo Boingo, documenting their final concerts and ending on Halloween night of 1995. The band played a series of five nights,[1] ending on Halloween night by playing more than 44 songs during a 4-hour set that went past midnight.[2] As with all of their live shows, the setlist included songs from across the band's large discography, many of which were given new arrangements.

Several of the tracks on the CD release were culled from recordings from previous nights in the same tour, meaning the performances occasionally differ between formats. "Just Another Day" and "Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)" were included as bonus tracks on the double cassette release.

Farewell is also notable for its inclusion of live performances of several previously unreleased songs, namely "Burn Me Up", "Water", "Piggies" and "Clowns of Death".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Danny Elfman, except "I Am the Walrus" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Disc one
No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
1."Insanity"Boingo (1994)7:37
2."Little Girls"Only a Lad (1981)3:55
3."Cinderella Undercover"Boingo Alive (1988)4:46
4."Controller"Only a Lad2:50
5."Burn Me Up"Previously unreleased2:53
6."Insects"Nothing to Fear (1982)3:09
7."No One Lives Forever"Dead Man's Party (1985)4:05
9."Reptiles and Samurai"Nothing to Fear5:41
10."Water"Previously unreleased4:04
11."I Am the Walrus/Tender Lumplings"Boingo4:03
12."Piggies"Previously unreleased6:47
13."We Close Our Eyes"BOI-NGO (1987)4:12
15."Can't See (Useless)"Boingo4:28
Total length:72:26
  • Cassette version includes "Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)" as track 12.
Disc two
No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
1."Helpless"Boingo cassette release (1994)/"Insanity" CD single B-side (1994)3:48
2."I'm So Bad"Oingo Boingo EP (1980)3:33
4."Stay"Dead Man's Party3:39
5."Who Do You Want to Be"Good for Your Soul (1983)2:59
6."On the Outside"Only a Lad3:36
7."Wild Sex (In the Working Class)"Nothing to Fear4:36
8."Dead Man's Party"Dead Man's Party6:12
9."Nasty Habits"Only a Lad5:30
10."Clowns of Death"Previously unreleased6:50
11."Ain't This the Life"Oingo Boingo EP3:14
12."Whole Day Off"Nothing to Fear4:28
13."Grey Matter"Nothing to Fear6:19
14."No Spill Blood"Good for Your Soul5:23
15."Only a Lad"Oingo Boingo EP/Only a Lad4:24
Total length:73:26
  • Cassette version includes "Just Another Day" as track 5.

Home video[edit]

A home video of Farewell was released on VHS, concurrently with the double album, in 1996. The video release featured additional performances that were not included on the CD release: a "Tender Lumplings" video introduction introduces the show; "Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)" is played between "I Am the Walrus" and "Piggies"; and "Just Another Day" is played between "Change" and "Stay". Conversely, the performance of "Whole Day Off" from the CD release does not appear on the video release. Additionally, the video release has "Ain't This the Life" positioned between "On the Outside" and "Wild Sex (In the Working Class)", which also differs from the CD version. A half-hour retrospective documentary was also included in the tape set, as well as the promotional music videos for "Little Girls" and "Insanity".

The 1999 compilation album Anthology contained the "Tender Lumplings" intro from the video release, as well as extra concert dialogue on "Insects", "We Close Our Eyes" and "Whole Day Off" that was omitted from the double album.

The concert video was re-released on DVD on September 18, 2001, as a two-disc set. All the bonus features from the VHS release were included on the second disc, although the two music videos were hidden Easter eggs on the DVD.[note 1] Both discs also included animated menus and a hidden discography slideshow.[note 2]

Track listing
No. Tape 1 (101:55) Disc 1 No.
1 Documentary & Retrospective Footage (23:00)[note 3] Intro – Tender Lumplings 1
2 "Insanity" 2
3 "Little Girls" 3
4 "Cinderella Undercover" 4
5 "Controller" 5
6 "Burn Me Up" 6
7 "Insects" 7
8 "No One Lives Forever" 8
9 "Hey!" 9
10 "Reptiles and Samurai" 10
11 "Water" 11
12 "I Am the Walrus" 12
13 "Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)" 13
14 "Piggies" 14
15 "We Close Our Eyes" 15
16 "Mary" 16
17 "Can't See (Useless)" 17
Tape 2 (96:12)
1 (18) "Helpless" 18
2 (19) "I'm So Bad" 19
3 (20) "Change" 20
4 (21) "Just Another Day" 21
5 (22) "Stay" 22
6 (23) "Who Do You Want to Be" 23
7 (24) "On the Outside" 24
8 (25) "Ain't This the Life" 25
9 (26) "Wild Sex (In the Working Class)" 26
10 (27) "Dead Man's Party" 27
11 (28) "Nasty Habits" 28
12 (29) "Clowns of Death" 29
13 (30) "Grey Matter" 30
14 (31) "No Spill Blood" 31
15 (32) "Only a Lad" 32
Disc 2
16 (33) Documentary & Retrospective Footage (8:00)[note 3] 1 (33)
17 (34) Little Girls – The Video[note 4] 2 (34)
18 (35) Insanity – The Video[note 4] 3 (35)


Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[4]


  1. ^ Actually, the Easter eggs aren't the music videos themselves, which are hidden in the main DVD 2 menu, but the hidden function of navigating to them from the DVD player remote.[3]
  2. ^ Discography slideshow is a kind of "Easter egg" that can be accessed by pressing the button on the remote control.[3]
  3. ^ a b Duration is shown on the VHS cover.
  4. ^ a b Hidden feature on DVD 2.


  1. ^ Iwasaki, Scott (April 26, 1996). "Boingo Closes Career with a Fitting 'Farewell...'". Deseret News. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Hochman, Steve (November 2, 1995). "Oingo Boingo Bids Warm and Emotional Farewell". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Henkel, Guido (11 October 2001). "Oingo Boingo – Farewell". www.dvdreview.com. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  4. ^ Farewell: Live From The Universal Amphitheatre (liner notes). Oingo Boingo. A&M Records. 1996. 31454 0504 2. Retrieved November 30, 2021.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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