OINGO BOINGO “Only A Lad” Boys Scouts of America Album Cover Story

In 1981, Oingo Boingo released their debut new wave album “Only A Lad“. I’ve always been a bit intrigued by the “boy scout” inspired album cover that has several easter eggs on it.

Oingo Boingo Only A Lad Normal Rockwell Boys Scouts of America

First off the cover is a redecorated version of this 1960 Boy Scouts of America official handbook, illustrated by Norman Rockwell.
Oingo Boingo Only A Lad Normal Rockwell Boys Scouts of America
There’s also a subtle nod to the bands previous “Oingo Boingo” E.P. released a year earlier in 1980. The boy scout’s uniform shirt features a patch depicting the album cover cat drawn by Louis Wain.
Oingo Boingo Only A Lad Normal Rockwell Boys Scouts of America
Click below to check out the backstory to another great 80’s album cover, INXS “Kick”.
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