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Good for Your Soul

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Download links and information about Good for Your Soul by Oingo Boingo. This album was released in 1983 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 41:38 minutes.

Artist: Oingo Boingo
Release date: 1983
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 41:38
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Who Do You Want to Be 3:34
2. Good for Your Soul 3:16
3. No Spill Blood 3:42
4. Cry of the Vatos 2:21
5. Fill the Void 3:42
6. Sweat 4:49
7. Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me 3:43
8. Wake Up (It's 1984) 4:42
9. Dead or Alive 4:04
10. Pictures of You 4:03
11. Little Guns 3:42

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The last album to feature the original Oingo Boingo lineup, Good for Your Soul is marked by darker themes—a conscious reaction to critics pigeonholing Danny Elfman as the perpetual ringleader of a chaotic house party. Then again, the album does boast some of the band’s best madcap dance tunes, including “Sweat,” “Little Guns,” and the punk-inflected “Who Do You Want to Be.” The foreboding undertone is epitomized by “Wake Up (It’s 1984),” in which Elfman moans: “Whole world is watching, observing every move/Is it beginning or the end?” He keeps brooding on “Good for Your Soul” and “Pictures of You,” a pair of eerie, ambiguous love songs in which his elastic yelp is tamed in favor of a midnight croon. The album’s slow tribal feel is ratified on “No Spill Blood,” a jungle chant based on the 1932 tropical horror film Island of Lost Souls. The spooky equatorial vibe extends to the smoldering reggae of “Fill the Void” and “Cry of the Vatos”; the latter is a dub-infused instrumental that stands as one of the album’s highlights.