|-I've seen some abreviations
on the web such as "OAL" and "DATEOTT." What do these stand for?
Here's a list of the meanings to some of the
catchy abreviations you may have seen on the web. Please let me know if I'm
Afob - Alt.fan.oingo-boingo; The Boingo newsgroup found
rmade - Rec.music.artists.danny-elfman; the Elfman newsgroup found
OBEN - The Oingo Boingo Electronic Newsletter
MKOTOB - Mystic Knights
Of The Oingo Boingo (Boingo pre-1980, really)
OAL - Only A Lad (Album reference, not the song)
NTF - Nothing To Fear (ditto above)
GFYS - Good For Your Soul (Making sense now, isn't it?)
Solo - Danny Elfman Solo
DATEOTT - Dark At The End Of The Tunnel
SITC - Skeletons In The Closet
NmBC - Nightmare Before Christmas (also seen as NBC, which can be annoying
given the American station of the same title.)
-Where can I buy [such and
Depending on where in the world you are, finding Boingo and Elfman
goodies can be easy as pie or hard as hell. If you're in America, any good
music store should stock Oingo Boingo CDs and cassettes; many used stores
will also offer their LPs and vinyl stock. In England, I've found various
Boingo CDs in large cities in the likes of Virgin Megastores, Tower Records
and HMV Megastores; most imports. The earlier CDs (Only A Lad, Nothing To
Fear) usually sell, new and imported, for only £10, so do snap them
up if you can. Failing that, you can order them here!
-Where did you get all your stuff from? Do I
have to pay the Earth for Boingo items such as posters and T
Oh, no, of course not. Again, Ebay is a good place to look, as well as (American,
Californian specifically) used record stores and the likes. Me personally,
I just have some very, very good friends. I've never spent over the odds
on a Boingo item (I only own four signed items and I didn't pay a penny for
any of them - you don't have to be rich to get good items). With saying that,
I don't own the MKOTOB 45 or the old EP Demo....tight purse strings,
-I'm interested in obtaining some bootlegs
but how do I know that some songs aren't the same but with different
This, I've found, is a problem. Different trade circles can mean different
title tracks to those un-officially released songs and, mostly, songs found
only on MKOTOB bootlegs. Here's a vague list of what I think to be the
alternative titles. If anyone can varify which are the 'real' names, please
let me know.
Comets Tail / Dominique ( The lyrics "Her name is Dominique"
and "Straight to Heaven on a Comets Tail. give fuel to these"
Faster / Chedrania (I must admit I've only once seen this song listed
as "Chedrania," I'd always known it as "Faster." It contains the lyrics
"Faster, faster, better now than later...", though it does open with
Inside / Inside You (Okay, not a lot of difference but don't get your
hopes up if you're expecting some new song when someone offers "Inside
- I've seen people requesting songs like "Find
You" and "I Stand Defeated", but I've never heard of these before. Is there
a rare Boingo album I'm missing?
No, there are only 13 Boingo albums (OAL, NTF, GFYS, Solo, DMP, BOI-NGO,
DATEOTT, BOINGO, Farewell, SITC, Best O', Alive and the 1999 release "Anthology".
Some 'rare' songs (say, "Bachelor Party" and "I'm Afraid") were never released
on Boingo albums, but were released on movie soundtracks and compilations
(see the soundtrack and compilation listing). Even rarer, though, were those
songs that were never officially released; songs that leaked out of the hands
of the producers or band members and somehow made their way into the online
community. You can find the lyrics to these here, and can try asking other
traders for copies via the various trading boards and communities (the
Boingo@egroups.com is as good a place as any to start). Various FTP Sites
also have many of these rare songs uploaded and avaliable for download. I
regret that I do not trade for blank tapes anymore.
- What about a Mystic Knight album?
Sorry, but no. There was only one MKOTOB release and that was a 45 that contained
two songs ("You Got Your Baby Back" and "Ballad Of The Caveman"). It's also
a very, very hard item to find. Darn it. Again, MKOTOB songs can be found
on FTP sites and can be easily traded for if you find a Boingo fan who's
nice enough and owns them. The lyrics to every MKOTOB I know is here.
-Little Demons? Jimmy
Again...no luck here. These two screenplays written by Danny are musics
(and darn good they sound, too). Alas, to get the songs you'll have to track
down a nice Boingo / Elfman fan, or download them. And, again, all the lyrics
-Okay, so what the heck is "Woke Up
If you own a few MKOTOB bootlegs, you'll probably see the track listing
"Woke Up Clipped," "Sluggo Solo" or "Nature Zone." - as far as I know, these
are all the same. I usually call it "Woke Up Clipped", though I'm sure this
is inaccurate and someday someone will yell at me for it. Basically, it's
mainly a sax piece by Sluggo.