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Oingo Boingo — Just Another Day
Album: Dead Man's Party
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6.8

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Total ratings: 1449









Released: 1985
Length: 5:11
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(There's life underground)

I feel it all around
I feel it in my bones
My life is on the line
When I'm away from home
When I step out the door
The jungle is alive
I do not trust my ears
I don't believe my eyes
I will not fall in love—I cannot risk the bet
'Cause hearts are fragile toys—so easy to forget

It's just another day
There's murder in the air
It drags me when I walk
I smell it everywhere
It's just another day
Where people cling to light
To drive away the fear
That comes with every night

It's just another day.... It's just another day
It's just another day.... It's just another day....
It's just another day when people wake from dreams
The voices in their ears that will not go away

I had a dream last night:
The world was set on fire
And everywhere I ran
There wasn't any water
The temperature increased
The sky was crimson red
The clouds turned into smoke
And everyone was dead

(But)
There's a smile on my face...for everyone
There's a golden coin...that reflects the sun
There's a lonely place...that's always cold
There's a place in the stars...for when you get old

There's razors in my bed
That come out late at night
They always disappear
Before the morning light
I'm dreaming again
Of life underground
It doesn't ever move
It doesn't make a sound
And just when I think—that things are in their place
The heavens are secure—the whole thing explodes in my face

It's just another day.... It's just another day
It's just another day.... It's just another day....
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 phicaloma wrote:
Unbeliveable. Never thought I'd hear Oingo Boingo on a radio. Any radio.
 
then you aren't listening to RP enough. If it's good, they play it!

RP is one of those runs!
I don't think this is one of Oingo Boingo's better songs.  Dead Man's Party is the weakest Oingo Boingo album in my collection.  Nothing To Fear, on the other hand, is an amazing album full of the Danny Elman promise from earlier years.  No bad songs.  There's a nice video on Urgh A Music War also.  Nice to see them in Back To School too.  Rock on folks!
 ick wrote:

Perhaps you'de prefer their old name?  The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.
 

Better than Clowns of Death.....
At last some Oingo Boingo.
Thank you.
Unbeliveable. Never thought I'd hear Oingo Boingo on a radio. Any radio.
I wonder what Duran Duran thinks about this?
 Proclivities wrote:

Nah, there are plenty which are much worse.

 
e.g. "Taylor Swift"
Love me some Oingo Boingo in the middle of the day!
Bumping this song up to 7 so I can play it in my car when I hit the PSD button. 
I like this so much better than "Dead Man's Party." The singer is really going for it, and the guitar in this is so verge-of-Adrian Belew!
Duran Duran?!!!
Bryan Ferryish?
 Foot wrote:

Except Butthole Surfers & The The actually had talent.

 
He was referring to those bands' choices of names, not their talent (or lack thereof).
 ick wrote:

Perhaps you'de prefer their old name?  The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.

 
Pshh, they should have made it longer.
yuk
Danny Elfman was the lead singer.  He seems to do every 3rd or forth soundtrack for movies and TV today.  

And this song does make me smile, which is a nice gift.
Dead Man's Party - can't believe I hadn't rated this before - always a 9.
 Ulises wrote:

Worse than Limp Bizkit, Butthole Surfers, Chumbawamba, The The, et al, ad nauseum, ad infinitum?

 
Except Butthole Surfers & The The actually had talent.
 Typesbad wrote:
Vibes rock.  Though I actually hope these came from a machine otherwise that player is probably still suffering from caprel tunnel.

 
No, they didn't come from a machine.  Watched the band play live a few times and the vibes were played.  Not one set but two at times.
Sounds like Alphaville {#Laughing}
 pfreet wrote:
Danny Elfman is a genius, there's no doubt about it. How many artists/writers/composers can hit the pinnacle of two completely different musical genres?

 
Exactly.  I saw them at the Greek in LA on their farewell tour.  The band's musicianship, and Elfman's talent, were astonishing.
Vibes rock.  Though I actually hope these came from a machine otherwise that player is probably still suffering from caprel tunnel.
Danny Elfman is a genius, there's no doubt about it. How many artists/writers/composers can hit the pinnacle of two completely different musical genres?
 pankman wrote:
worst bandname ever {#Roflol}

 
Worse than Limp Bizkit, Butthole Surfers, Chumbawamba, The The, et al, ad nauseum, ad infinitum?
Back to School, Rodney Dangerfield (yes, not this song ).
 pankman wrote:
worst bandname ever {#Roflol}

 
FYI, back in '94 they dropped "Oingo" and just went by "Boingo" and release their final album of the same name. It was a slimmed down version of the band hence the shorting the name by half. 
 pankman wrote:
worst bandname ever {#Roflol}

 
Perhaps you'de prefer their old name?  The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.
 pankman wrote:
worst bandname ever {#Roflol}

 
Nah, there are plenty which are much worse.
loved the guys when they were around-- saw them in concert 5 times 
This particular song sounds like Oingo Duran.
80s-tastic
 pankman wrote:
worst bandname ever {#Roflol}

 
No, that honor must go to the Weepies. 
IMO
 
My fave band from back in the day.  Boingo and Elfman so talented, creative and unique.  WAY undervalued.
worst bandname ever {#Roflol}
 Highspirits wrote:
have to laugh out loud

Bongo Bong to Oingo Boingo !   You go Bill

 
Same transition of songs right now on June 2. Hmm....  Still fun, though. :)
have to laugh out loud

Bongo Bong to Oingo Boingo !   You go Bill
 passsion8 wrote:
Hard to believe this is 30 years old!

 
Hard to believe it's in rotation again only 12 days later.
Always been a HUGE Oingo Boingo fan.  Can't help it. {#Bananasplit}
Thumpin dance track but a bit repetitive. How about just another tune? 
 
And was that album cover designed by Tim Burton?
 
Hard to believe this is 30 years old!
Ok yeah, but can Duran Duran pass gas in time with the music?

Gif of Danny Elfman in music video with cloud burst effect behind him

And it rains when Danny farts. Haters.

  {#Devil_pimp}
 
God - I really despise much of the 80's slick, overproduced, pop/dance/rock crap.

Thank God for Danny that he had his soundtrack career to fall back on. 
  jmsmy wrote:
This has Duran Duran's - Rio ALL over it.

  
enkay wrote:

I hope there's an ointment for that.

 
I find just a quick shower does the trick.  It doesn't stain.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Like Japan but not so miserable

 
Bristol Zoo Gardens - it's one of the best days out in Bristol
 LPCity wrote:

Living in the greater LA basin in the 80's

This song always puts me back there in that time and place

Loving the time and the memories of youth

So glad I don't still live there though

what's the old saying, you can never go back?



 
exactly...and how many people have ever heard anything but too shy from this band?

Living in the greater LA basin in the 80's

This song always puts me back there in that time and place

Loving the time and the memories of youth

So glad I don't still live there though

what's the old saying, you can never go back?


yieya - love that boingo, great album too this one
 jmsmy wrote:
This has Duran Duran's - Rio ALL over it.

 
I hope there's an ointment for that.
And to me this exemplifies Bill's Mastery but next time me thinks Oingo Boingo should follow Bongo Bong and then Dead Mans Bones can be last in the set to make it 4 in a row instead of the traditional Trifecta's through out the RP programming day!!  Nicely done in any case!{#Clap}

>
Like Japan but not so miserable
awesome album. 
 Kaisersosay wrote:
It was the 80's ,,man

 
Yes. It was.
It was the 80's ,,man
This has Duran Duran's - Rio ALL over it.
And... I'm back in high school. (Yikes.) How I love that falsetto jump Elfman does... Oingo was a great band and (as is usually the case) their earlier stuff is more adventurous and edgy.
I never compared this to 'Rio' but I kind of see what y'all mean... funny, I just got another copy of Rio -- but for 'The Chauffeur'...
Her name is Rio....
Nice transition from Kosheen's "Avalanche" to this one!
Love it! Had a blast growing up to this one in the 80's
Thank you, Bill. I know you heard me.
 drsteevo wrote:

Sounds like The Fixx on speed.
 
Ha ha, absolutely right :)
Which demonstrates how popular their sound became in the eighties. The Fixx really had an influence on a number of bands.
This really sounds too much like Duran Duran and is unsettling my stomach.
 Ghiaap wrote:
Sounds like Duran Duran on accid
 
Sounds like The Fixx on speed.
Eh? I had this rated as a 2. . . and I just re-rated it as an 8.

Contrary? Me? Never. . . 
One of my all-time Boingo favorites!  Woohoo!
 stet wrote:
Danny Elfman has gone on to become a great film score composer but I really wish he'd have kept Oingo going on the side - it was so good at what it was.
 
Disagree
If we can only surgically remove Danny Elfman from Tim Burton's ass then the world would be a better place
 Alexandra wrote:


{#Yes}  Love the Boingo. Good Friday wake-up music!
 
Good Tuesday Afternoon music too!  {#Clap}
 Ghiaap wrote:
Sounds like Duran Duran on accid
 
I thought it was Bryan Ferry at first and I nearly hit mute out of reflex, but I'm glad I hung on a couple of seconds. This isn't great, it's very much of its time and apolitical hedonistic genre (in which Duran Duran fits) but it's listenable and fun. 6 from the pleasantly surprised Nottingham jury.
I agree with Ziakut!
Danny Elfman is really a talented and prolific artist. This was his stomping ground. Oingo Boingo was great and still to this day hold up well. His soundtracks and scores to movies are excellent too. Always had a great amount of respect for this under rated 80s band.
I like it! As Janis said, "it's all the same day man!"

So, maybe I'll win (saved by zero)...

Maybe I'll win (saved by zero)...


Sounds like Duran Duran on accid
This sounds an awful lot like Alphaville.
This sounds an awful lot like Duran Duran. "Her name is Rio, and she dances on the sand..."
 socalhol wrote:
.....love.....love....LOVE this song!!  thank you for playing it — there is a smile on my face
 

{#Yes}  Love the Boingo. Good Friday wake-up music!
 Just thinking of the band/song and BLAM! there it is.....how do you guys do that?

.....love.....love....LOVE this song!!  thank you for playing it — there is a smile on my face
I wish we could rate whole albums. {#Fire}


 teapot wrote:

Always loved these guys. Don't like Danny Elfman's film scores, though...

 
I'm the Yin to your Yang... or the Yang to your Yin...{#Stupid}  ...um, I complete you!?!

{#Dancingbanana} <——— Halloween shows!
ZANG! My ears perked right up at hearing this again. Muchos gracias!
Love Danny Elfman!!!
Love that 80's sound! 7 8


not working for me on any level, except for a burning desire for its end.
this is just another song.  I thought I liked oingo boingo but it is not holding up for me.

Always loved these guys. Don't like Danny Elfman's film scores, though...


7 > 8 Had to upgrade. Love the boingo and the oingo.
perfect start to a day that will end with girls-night-in 80's movie night! 


This song is soooo good for the hips...


Just another boring song. Repetitive and dull.
 Panama_Floyd wrote:


Forget the drum machine. Listen to (or read) the lyrics somewhere.
 

Danny Elfman has gone on to become a great film score composer but I really wish he'd have kept Oingo going on the side - it was so good at what it was.

kinda sounds like "Rio" by Duran Duran
 
Maybe the talking heads with added production?



This really is an excellent song, from the tag end of the disco era...


Oingo Boingo was a great band in the "Nothing To Fear" days.  Not so much by "Dead Man's Party".
superflyLD wrote:
volume.... goes.. UP! nice.


definitely. have always like this ... and still do. {#Daisy}
freakin awesome!  way to go RP!!!  danny elfman is great

{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajumprope}
volume.... goes.. UP!  nice.
 EssexTex wrote:
"Her name is Rio and she dances on the.....
 
Except that this is good.

 HarrO wrote:
Oingo Boingo??? I'm not saying anything else. My mom taught me "If you can't say anything nice, ..........."
 
Ok, let's try. How about this: if you'd been in a coma for 23 years and just woke up and had never heard this song, you'd be sure you were right at home in 1985.

Best I could do.
 Bruster wrote:
Yay I'm 15 again!!{#Bananajam}
 
MTV just posted most of their video archive.  You can watch "Private Life" which I think was one of MTV's first videos.

Yay I'm 15 again!!{#Bananajam}
Oingo Boingo??? I'm not saying anything else. My mom taught me "If you can't say anything nice, ..........."
"Her name is Rio and she dances on the.....
kaz wrote:
jmsmy wrote:
kinda sounds like "Rio" by Duran Duran


The first few notes made me think of The Fixx...

Very Duran Duranish, it wouldn't have surprised me to hear Simon's voice singing

 jackvh wrote:
Damn that drum machine! The scourge of the 80s...hate it, hate it, hate it.

 

Forget the drum machine. Listen to (or read) the lyrics somewhere.


Damn that drum machine! The scourge of the 80s...hate it, hate it, hate it.
I sat back down at my desk and was like "...? Is this 'Boingo!?". Definitely need more Boingo in rotation. And I agree - the Boingo Alive 2 disk set is a good place to start. I'll be jamming that on the way home tonight.
Great tune. Terrific album. Danny Elfman before he became famous writing movie tracks...
Oingo...still the best concert I've been to. Danny Elfman even signed my girlfriend's jeans...back in '92.
jmsmy wrote:
kinda sounds like "Rio" by Duran Duran
The first few notes made me think of The Fixx...
kinda sounds like "Rio" by Duran Duran
chyk5 wrote:
Never liked this band "back in the day". Hearing them now, they are quite interesting. I'll have to check out the catalog. Any suggestions where to start?
Boingo Alive was a 2 CD compilation of sorts. They actually recorded a bunch of their songs live in front of an audience on a soundstage, so you can't hear the audience, but the live energy is there. Most of the songs sound the same as the studio versions, really, so it's kind of like a greatest hits collection. But if you don't want to start there, go for Dead Man's Party or Nothing to Fear.
I don't get the griping. This is a terrific song. One of my favorite OB tunes.
I would start with either this album or "Only a Lad". chyk5 wrote:
Never liked this band "back in the day". Hearing them now, they are quite interesting. I'll have to check out the catalog. Any suggestions where to start?
Never liked this band "back in the day". Hearing them now, they are quite interesting. I'll have to check out the catalog. Any suggestions where to start?