Monday, January 2, 2012

Oingo Boingo



I suppose I'll continue for one more day with posting music that isn't disco or house. Many of you have probably already heard of this band, named Oingo Boingo, they aren't incredibly famous but they have a few hits such as 'Dead Man's Party' and 'Only A Lad' among others. This band doesn't really get the attention it deserves, almost every song on every album is excellent. The front man of the group, Danny Elfman, is a veritable god with a voice of an angel. The range and sound of his voice is superb and is almost supernatural, which might make sense because rumor has it Danny Elfman sold his soul to the devil. So, here are a few songs that were crafted by the band:
Song: Only A Lad
Album: Only A Lad
One of their better known songs though it's still a classic.

Song: Forbidden Zone Theme (Demo)
Album: Forbidden Zone
This is the beginning theme to an incredibly strange yet entertaining movie made by Danny Elfman's older brother Richard Elfman.

Song: No One Lives Forever
Album: Dead Man's Party 
 

Song: Private Life
Album: Nothing To Fear 

Song: What You See
Album: Only A Lad 

Oingo Boingo started out as a cabaret style band that consisted of about 15 people and were called The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Then during the 80's the band moved to this more New Wave style and the band's size shrunk to about 7 or 8. They stayed together until 1995 when they finally disbanded. Danny Elfman would go on to write music for major motion pictures (He was actually the singing voice of Jack Skelington in The Nightmare Before Christmas). Danny Elfman is the only one who became famous from his musical career, though Oingo Boingo would never gain the popularity it deserves. So tune into one of these fine songs and bask in the glory that is Oingo Boingo.

20 comments:

  1. I haven't thought about this band in a looong time. And I knew the name Danny Elfman was ringing different bells than with the bad. And then you mentioned movie scores, and it clicked into place.

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  2. I review music also:
    http://drowininginaseaofmusic.blogspot.com/

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  3. Added some of these to my favorites.

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  4. yeah this is great :D very nice music :D

    Following ;]

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  5. Never heard of these guy before, was good enough though ^^

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  6. Cool cover, like some day of the dead theme going on!

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  7. Need to update my playlist.

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  8. If there is a god, it's Oingo Boingo.

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  9. me gusta el musico!!! Eh hope that's right I'm taking spanish in school

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  10. I listened to two of these and loved them! thanks!

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