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Lyrics: "Aah! Oh Wow."

Back in 1989 or so (possibly 1991, it was a long time ago), a bunch of us saw Oingo Boingo in concert in Richmond, at which venue satyrblade regretted that they didn't do a live performance of "Cry of the Vatos."

laurie_robey and I thought this a peculiar notion, as soooo much of "Cry of the Vatos" is samples and mixes. A live performance of "Cry of the Vatos," we reasoned, would consist mostly of watching Danny Elfman and Steve Bartok tweaking sliders on a mixing board.

Well, turns out, Oingo Boingo did do live performances of CotV, in which they played instruments over the samples and mixes. Combine that with a light show, and you get...

If you like "Tank!" from Cowboy Bebop, you'll like this. :)

-The Gneech


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Feb. 9th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
Being in Los Angeles, I can't take that song title seriously ("vato" ~ "dude" in Spanish...)
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
You're not supposed to take it seriously. :) "Vatos" is the name of the drummer! And Oingo Boingo never made a song that didn't have their tongue in their cheek somewhere.

Feb. 9th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Here's one you might like better, if only for Danny's outfit.

-The Gneech ;)
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