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Oingo Boingo: 1979 Demos and 1980 Eps

Discuss hard-to-find or out-of-print New Wave and '80s Alternative, and share a few songs along the way.
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Oingo Boingo: 1979 Demos and 1980 Eps

Postby ame01999 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:23 pm

Hello friends,

I discovered these while trawling for my Beloved Songs: Alternate Versions compilation (I included the 'Only a Lad' demo). My aunt grew up a Boingo fan in Los Angeles in the '80s, and she hadn't heard these versions. Perhaps they are new to some of you. Not sure whether the covers are authentic from the period or fan made. ... bGO3a?dl=0


Listed as "Demos"

Ain't This The Life
Only a Lad
Forbidden Zone
So Bad


Ain't This The Life
Only a Lad
So Bad (incomplete)
Take On Me
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