Oingo Boingo: Danny Elfman (vocals, guitar); Steve Bartek (guitar, background vocals); Sam Phipps (soprano & tenor saxophones); Leon Schneiderman (alto & baritone saxophones); Dale Turner (trumpet, trombone); Richard Gibbs (keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Mike Bacich, Carl Graves (keyboards); Kerry Hatch, John Avila (bass, background vocals); Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Kenny Kotwitz, Brian Mann (accordion); Bruce Fowler (trombone); Yvonne S. Moriarity (French horn); Ralph Griesron (piano).
Producers: Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek, John Avila.
Compilation producer: Mike Rogogna.
Recorded between 1982 & 1990. Includes liner notes by Scott Shinder.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Danny Elfman (vocals, guitar); Carl Graves (vocals, keyboards); John Avila (vocals); Richard Gibbs (bass voice, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Steve Bartek (guitar, background vocals); Kenneth Kotwitz, Brian Mann (accordion); Sam Phipps (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Leon Schneiderman (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Dale Turner (trumpet, trombone); Yvonne S. Moriarty (French horn); Bruce Fowler (trombone); Ralph Grierson (piano); Mike Bacich (keyboards); Johnny Hernandez (bass drum); Kerry Hatch (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Scott Schinder.
Photographers: Dennis Keeley; John Scarpati; Bonnie Schiffman.
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Oingo Boingo gathers 11 of Danny Elfman's quirky new wave group's definitive tracks, including "Weird Science," "Dead Man's Party," "Wild Sex (In the Working Class)," and "Just Another Day." The band's busy, bouncy sound is also exemplified by "Grey Matter," "Only a Lad," and "Just Another Day," all of which can be found on the more complete Anthology. However, this collection contains enough of their hits and different periods in their career to make it worthwhile for casual listeners. ~ Heather Phares