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Smithdude 12-27-2018 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by swamptoad (Post 2028072)
Dead Man's Party was also a song that was played in a scene from the 80s movie "Back To School" (Rodney Dangerfield) that also featured the band Oingo Boingo. I also enjoy the music of Oingo Boingo to another 80s excellent movie written and directed by John Hughes called "Weird Science."

Danny Elfman, singer, of Oingo Boingo (a band that delved into musical experimentation and exploration -mixed eclectic styles of rock, pop, ska and world music) is also notable for composing the theme music to the television series "The Simpsons", and the movies where he teamed up with Tim Burton: "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" and "Beetlejuice" ...who would have even thought that such a cool band went to inspire so many others?

Other bands that Oingo Boingo have been known to inspire include: Mr. Bungle, Nirvana, and Fishbone according to a Wikipedia page.

Yeah, Danny Elfman has written so many popular tunes outside of Boingo, like the Batman theme song, Charlotte's Web, and Nightmare Before Christmas.

Exo 12-28-2018 02:13 PM

One of my favorite 1980's albums of all time. Such a great album to play during Halloween. Would love to see a cool cover band do it. I believe there's one in Santa Rosa that does a Halloween show.

Audiophendron 02-07-2019 09:27 AM

I read recently that Danny doesn't go back to listen to his old songs, and has developed a tiny bit of whatever phobia(s) keep one from getting on stage (again), so no reunion tour, probably ever. Sad face.

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