Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Little Girls and Perfect System being two others. High Quality Album Artwork / CD Artwork - Only a Lad (Back) by Oingo Boingo - Album Cover Art. All tracks are written by Danny Elfman, except "You Really Got Me" by Ray Davies. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Sorry. Only a Lad features complex and frequently changing time signatures and keys, often incorporating harmonies borrowed from jazz and 20th-century classical music, all hallmarks of Elfman's songwriting. No artist better expressed the feelings of people trapped in the pressure cooker that is modern life, and the madness they are brought to.

"Only a Lad" is a playable track on the PlayStation 2 video game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. Only a Lad is the full-length debut album by American new wave band Oingo Boingo, released in 1981, following their self-titled EP. "[9] Rock critic Robert Christgau criticised Only a Lad as having "catchy vocals and spoiled overarrangements" at the time of its release. It is piled high with fiendishly catchy tunes (Only A LAd, Little Girls) and incredibly witty lyrics (Perfect System, Capitalism). I reccomend this album. © 2008-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Theme color? No comments for this album art. "[4], The most explicitly political track, "Capitalism," takes aim at "middle class socialist brat" protestors who "whine about the revolution" whilst themselves appearing to live in comfort. I think I came to be an Oingo Boingo fan when I heard a little bit of their music on Amazon. The video for the song, directed by his brother Richard Elfman, was purportedly banned in Canada. Skip to main content. Oingo Boingo were already known for exploiting their negative press coverage; the song "Imposter" was a response to "a couple of assholes at the LA Times. [10] Danny Elfman would later reflect in 2006 that he "loved bad reviews, [...] something's got to fuel us."[11]. No Description Available.brbGenre: /bPopular MusicbrbMedia Format: /bCompact DiskbrbRating: /bbrbRelease Date: /b19-SEP-1987. [8], The music video for the opening track "Little Girls" features Elfman dancing inside a surreal, empty suburban house, joined by dwarfs and teenage girls. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

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