Editors’ Notes Though Oingo Boingo was renowned for its high-energy concerts, Boingo Alive wasn't recorded at a club or in an arena. Instead, it was recorded without an audience at the Power Plant Rehearsal Studio in North Hollywood, Calif. While some fans might say that this greatest-hits set lacks the fervency caused by a live audience, the band’s definition of “live” has more to do with how the songs were played than who was watching. These performances have no overdubs and no postproduction effects. For a studio-intensive unit like Boingo, it was imperative to celebrate its legacy by showing that its songs weren't the result of technological wizardry but rather of deep chemistry that had been developed over more than a decade. The 31-song tracklist contains all the Boingo classics plus some hidden gems, like “Country Sweat,” “Dear or Alive," and “Help Me.” Though a better title for the album might have been Naked Boingo, this unembellished project emphasizes the quality that propelled all those legendary live shows: the band’s instrumental chops and the spirited camaraderie of its members.

SONG
Dead Man's Party (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
1
6:22
 
Dead or Alive (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
2
4:04
 
No Spill Blood (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
3
4:32
 
Stay (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
4
3:57
 
Cinderella Undercover (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
5
4:37
 
Home Again (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
6
5:24
 
Help Me (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
7
3:56
 
Just Another Day (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
8
5:07
 
Only Makes Me Laugh (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
9
3:41
 
My Life (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
10
4:46
 
Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself) [1988 Boingo Alive Version]
11
3:48
 
Not My Slave (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
12
4:08
 
We Close Our Eyes (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
13
3:29
 
Elevator Man (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
14
4:26
 
Return of the Dead Man (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
15
1:46
 
Winning Side (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
1
3:57
 
Wild Sex (In The Working Class) [1988 Boingo Alive Version]
2
4:16
 
Grey Matter (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
3
5:42
 
Private Life (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
4
3:09
 
Gratitude (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
5
4:47
 
No One Lives Forever (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
6
4:06
 
Mama
7
4:52
 
Capitalism (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
8
4:12
 
Who Do You Want To Be (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
9
3:20
 
Sweat (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
10
4:29
 
Violent Love (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
11
2:21
 
On The Outside (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
12
3:43
 
Only A Lad (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
13
3:50
 
Goodbye-Goodbye (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
14
3:32
 
Country Sweat (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
15
5:13
 
Return Of The Dead Man 2 (1988 Boingo Alive Version)
16
2:40
 

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