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Saturday earworm: 'No Spill Blood' by Oingo Boingo



One of the odder songs, if that's possible, of Oingo Boingo's catalog is this one: No Spill Blood. The lyrics are believed to be inspired by H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau, in which a mad scientist on a remote island conducts experiments on animals, turning them into man-like creatures. (Devo's Jocko Homo uses the same inspiration.)

It's from Oingo Boingo's 1983 album Good for Your Soul, a record whose best-known hit was Who Do You Want to Be (brilliantly used in the Tom Hanks materpiece Bachelor Party.)

Probably not the best song for a mix-tape for your sweetie. But a good Saturday earworm anyway.

[Last modified: Saturday, December 10, 2011 3:53pm]


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