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Smithdude 12-24-2018 03:51 PM

Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party (1985)
 
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Dead Man's Party is probably Oingo Boingo's most well known album (and song). Though, it still isn't very well known since the band was always too weird to be played anywhere. But hey, Oingo Boingo was referenced to in the anime: JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, so that was neat.
Anyway, this is a great album full of great songs! My favorite track is probably Just Another Day, which was played in the first episode of Stranger Things season 2. The album as a whole is pretty much a sarcastic take on death.
So, the album is very good. Listen to it if you like.. Music. 96/100.

OccultHawk 12-24-2018 03:59 PM

I saw them shortly after this was released and the audience was absolutely nuts!

Smithdude 12-24-2018 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by OccultHawk (Post 2027493)
I saw them shortly after this was released and the audience was absolutely nuts!

dang that's awesome, I wish they would still play so I could see them.

Smithdude 12-24-2018 08:07 PM

by the way I noticed I made a typo in the title, should be "Oingo Boingo."
anyone know how to edit titles or is it impossible?

grindy 12-25-2018 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Smithdude (Post 2027572)
by the way I noticed I made a typo in the title, should be "Oingo Boingo."
anyone know how to edit titles or is it impossible?

Done.

Smithdude 12-26-2018 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by grindy (Post 2027623)
Done.

Thanks!

swamptoad 12-26-2018 09:22 PM

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.

OccultHawk 12-26-2018 09:30 PM

Back to School is one of my favorite movies. I love the Kurt Vonnegut cameo. 5/5

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rostasi 12-26-2018 10:01 PM

Wife's a big fan of Oingo Boingo and saw them live in their heyday,
but the major performer I associate with them is the great percussionist
William Winant who's an incredible performer of modern experimental
and contemporary classical works.

Plankton 12-27-2018 10:10 AM

Great tune:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CZCKP-H4C8

Smithdude 12-27-2018 10:13 AM

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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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