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Oingo Boingo – Weird Science (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 29th, 2014



Side A

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on October 18, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first!

“Weird Science” is a song that was written and performed by American New Wave band Oingo Boingo. It is the theme song to the Weird Science film and television series. It was released on the film’s soundtrack, as well as Oingo Boingo’s 1985 album, Dead Man’s Party in a different version.

The version on the soundtrack, the recording released as a single, runs 3:45 long. The version on Dead Man’s Party is a much different arrangement, running 6:00. The song was also released in a dance mix on a 12-inch single.

Despite its moderate mainstream popularity, it is believed that the song is one of Oingo Boingo’s least favorite tracks, with the band having felt that it was a rushed effort. It was rarely, if at all, performed live during the years following the song’s release. According to various sources, the record company and movie producers were pushing for a final track of the song. The band had worked on various compilations of the song, but was not yet ready to submit the official recording yet. Nevertheless, one night after the band had worked on the song for some time, the record company executives found what they believed was the final or finished recording. And that “unfinished” piece became the released recording of the song.

“Weird Science” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 31, 1985 peaking at #45. The single did much better on the US dance chart climbing to #21.

The remixes on the A-side of this U.S. 12″ promo are exclusive to this release and are vinyl only.

Weird Science (Weird Dub Bonus Beats) 5:56
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Engineer [Remix] – David Leonard
Remix – Mark Kamins

Weird Science (Boingo Dance Version) 5:37
Edited By – Judy Clapp

Weird Science (Extended Dance Version) 6:31
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Remix – Jay Burnett , Mark Kamins

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (Generic)


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Weird Science U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #45
1985 Weird Science U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #21


Label: MCA Records – L33-17048
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Producer – Danny Elfman , Steve Bartek
Written-By – D. Elfman*

US promo-only 12″ with two exclusive mixes.
Taken from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Album, “WEIRD SCIENCE.”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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16 Responses to “Oingo Boingo – Weird Science (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  2. Marceloide Says:

    Excelente 12″, me trae muchos recuerdos y como siempre, la calidad de la grabación maravillosa. Muchas gracias.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Usted es muy bienvenido Marceloide . no podrá enviar más abrazos.


  3. Jeff Says:

    Move over Jack Skellington, there is a new King of Halloween Town and his name is DjPaulT!!! Wow Paul, many sincere thanks for this track. It’s appreciated on so many levels. It is another 12-inch I’ve been waiting for ever since I found BTG. I couldn’t wait for you to do something with this track. I am loving your new stylus. It brings out incredible fidelity to your vinyl and I know this is going to be a real thrill. I loved when Mark Kamins and the Latin Rascals worked together. Their stuff is magic to the ears and with you ripping it, that magic is twice as nice. You are so special for this.

    All the very best!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff I knew you would appreciate this one. Thank you for all the love my friend 🙂



  4. Diego Says:

    Everyday you give us a gift. Everyday you give us great music, and not only that, you give us high quality rips and high resulotion artworks for each 12″ you post.
    You’re tireless, Paul.
    Hugs from Uruguay.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sending you a big hug too Diego 🙂


  5. Stefano Says:

    How long does this Halloween thing last? It’s totally absent in the Netherlands, that’s for sure 🙂

    But then again, every re-rip added to the BTG-discography is great.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Stefano Halloween is observed by many countries on October 31. It’s one of my favorite holidays. Most people here in the US decorate with pumpkins and scary things throughout the month of October. Here is some history on the holiday http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween


  6. Thomas Says:

    Excellent choice! I always wanted this version with the bonus beats! Terrific rip and perfect sound quality 🙂 Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Thomas 🙂


    Thomas Reply:

    Deadman’s Party Promo would be sweet for trick or treat too 😉


  7. Rubens Says:

    Hello Paul

    Thanks for the post, you would have the single “Stay”

    Thank you



  8. woz Says:

    Boingo rules!


  9. qat Says:



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