History Music / OingoBoingo

26th Dec '16 11:55:25 PM NWolfman
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** [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas "Tender Lumplings."]]
19th Nov '16 4:53:58 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* WordSaladHorror[=/=]WordSaladLyrics:: "Just Another Day", "Whole Day Off", "Reptiles and Samurai", and "Dead or Alive", among others.

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* WordSaladHorror[=/=]WordSaladLyrics:: WordSaladHorror[=/=]WordSaladLyrics: "Just Another Day", "Whole Day Off", "Reptiles and Samurai", and "Dead or Alive", among others.
25th Oct '16 2:55:11 PM bt8257
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The band became known for its quirky sound and its high-energy Halloween concerts. By 1985, they were scoring hits including "Dead Man's Party" and "Weird Science," and Creator/TimBurton and Paul Reubens (both fans of ''Forbidden Zone'', by coincidence) had given Danny his [[PeeWeesBigAdventure first real job]] as a film composer. Many, many others soon followed.

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The band became known for its quirky sound and its high-energy Halloween concerts. By 1985, they were scoring hits including "Dead Man's Party" and "Weird Science," Science", and Creator/TimBurton and Paul Reubens (both fans of ''Forbidden Zone'', by coincidence) coincidentally) had given Danny his [[PeeWeesBigAdventure [[Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure first real job]] as a film composer. Many, many others soon followed.



The band retired after a farewell concert on Halloween 1995, having reverted to the name Oingo Boingo for the concert. A reunion is confirmed to be out of the question, as many of the original members, including Elfman, have developed irreversible hearing loss as a result of playing loud rock music in front of huge amps for so long. Nevertheless, each member has done well for himself: bassist John Avila went on to produce ReelBigFish and is currently playing with TheMutaytor. Keyboardist Richard Gibbs got hired to score ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Drummer Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez continued playing in various bands and had a cameo in ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn''. Guitarist Warren Fitzgerald joined TheVandals. Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright created half a dozen film projects together. And Music/DannyElfman became a fulltime film composer, with Steve Bartek as his arranger.

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The band retired after a farewell concert on Halloween 1995, having reverted to the name Oingo Boingo for the concert. A reunion is confirmed to be out of the question, as many of the original members, including Elfman, have developed irreversible hearing loss as a result of playing loud rock music in front of huge amps for so long. Nevertheless, each member has done well for himself: bassist John Avila went on to produce ReelBigFish and is currently playing with TheMutaytor. Keyboardist Richard Gibbs got hired to score ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Drummer Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez continued playing in various bands and had a cameo in ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn''. Guitarist Warren Fitzgerald joined TheVandals. Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright created half a dozen film projects together. And Music/DannyElfman became a fulltime full-time film composer, with Steve Bartek as his arranger.






* BystanderSyndrome: “Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me”

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* BystanderSyndrome: “Nothing Bad Ever Happens To to Me”



* CoverVersion: "[[Music/TheKinks You Really Got Me]]", "[[Music/TheBeatles I Am The Walrus]]" and "Violent Love"[[note]]by Willie Dixon[[/note]].

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* CoverVersion: "[[Music/TheKinks You Really Got Me]]", "[[Music/TheBeatles I Am The the Walrus]]" and "Violent Love"[[note]]by Willie Dixon[[/note]].



* CrapsackWorld: A distressingly large number of their songs seem to be about (with apologies to Music/IronMaiden) the evil that men do. Murder, statutory rape, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mindless mischief]] are all on hand in abundance, along with plenty of paranoia and apocalyptic imagery. And the most horrifying part? It's all served up in the form of [[CrapSaccharineWorld infectiously catchy Latin/Caribbean-styled pop-rock]]!

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* CrapsackWorld: A distressingly large number of their songs seem to be about (with apologies to Music/IronMaiden) the evil that men do. Murder, statutory rape, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mindless mischief]] are all on hand in abundance, along with plenty of paranoia and apocalyptic imagery. And the most horrifying part? It's all served up in the form of [[CrapSaccharineWorld [[CrapsaccharineWorld infectiously catchy Latin/Caribbean-styled pop-rock]]!



* EvilRedhead: Or at least ''creepy as hell'' redhead - Elfman's persona in the videos.

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* EvilRedhead: Or at least ''creepy as hell'' redhead - Elfman's persona in the videos.



* ForScience: “Weird Science”

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* ForScience: “Weird Science”"Weird Science"



* KarmaHoudini: Johnny in "Only A Lad" gets away with arson, theft, assault, and vehicular manslaughter because the judge believes it's society's fault he's such a psychopath. However, the narrator predicts - or at least hopes - that Johnny will be going to Hell when he dies.

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* KarmaHoudini: Johnny in "Only A a Lad" gets away with arson, theft, assault, and vehicular manslaughter because the judge believes it's society's fault he's such a psychopath. However, the narrator predicts - or at least hopes - that Johnny will be going go to Hell when he dies.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually between 3 and 6, though much of ''Dark at the End of the Tunnel'' is at 2.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually between 3 and 6, though much of ''Dark at the End of the Tunnel'' is at a 2.



--> You're always puttin' the make on my friends always giving them eyes and the dirty lies 'bout me and you well I'm through it's the end of the line for you babe here's a ticket one way Cincinnati I'm sendin' you home to your ma and your daddy so don't try to call me you'll only be wastin' your ''[[CarefulWithThatAxe tiiiime]]''! [[note]](In case you weren't counting, it takes Danny less than eight seconds to spew all of that out.)[[/note]]

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--> You're always puttin' the make on my friends always giving them eyes and the dirty lies 'bout me and you well I'm through it's the end of the line for you babe here's a ticket one way Cincinnati I'm sendin' you home to your ma and your daddy so don't try to call me you'll only be wastin' your ''[[CarefulWithThatAxe tiiiime]]''! [[note]](In case you weren't counting, it takes Danny less than eight seconds to spew all of that out.)[[/note]]



* [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]

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* [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]{{New Wave|Music}}



* SocietyIsToBlame: Mocked in “Only A Lad”:

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* SocietyIsToBlame: Mocked in “Only A Lad”:"Only a Lad":



-->[[CyndiLauper They only wanted to have fun]]

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-->[[CyndiLauper -->[[Music/CyndiLauper They only wanted to have fun]]
25th Oct '16 2:48:30 PM bt8257
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At the end of the 1970's, the band sold everything they had to create the no-budget sci-fi cult classic ''Film/ForbiddenZone''. Having no money to hire a proper crew, Danny decided to score the film himself, and realized he enjoyed being a film composer.

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At the end of the 1970's, TheSeventies, the band sold everything they had to create the no-budget sci-fi cult classic ''Film/ForbiddenZone''. Having no money to hire a proper crew, Danny decided to score the film himself, and realized he enjoyed being a film composer.
25th Oct '16 2:47:47 PM bt8257
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During the film's DevelopmentHell, Danny had taken over and re-formed the band to incorporate his new symphonic sound into their music, and the group very quickly took off in the direction of {{Ska}}-tinged {{NewWave|Music}}. The new band, called Oingo Boingo, was formed in 1979.

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During the film's DevelopmentHell, Danny had taken over and re-formed the band to incorporate his new symphonic sound into their music, and the group very quickly took off in the direction of {{Ska}}-tinged {{NewWave|Music}}.{{New Wave|Music}}. The new band, called Oingo Boingo, was formed in 1979.
25th Oct '16 2:47:27 PM bt8257
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With Danny as a [[FaceOfTheBand frontman]], and using his skills on the violin, xylophone, trombone [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and Balinese dance]] to give the band its [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly unique sound]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTRd1a5MVMw The Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo]] were formed. Their fans included a young Music/WeirdAlYankovic, an up-and-coming Creator/PaulReubens, and a very young Creator/TimBurton, who was attending [=CalArts=] at the time.

At the end of the 1970's, the band sold everything they had to create the no-budget sci-fi cult classic ''{{Film/Forbidden Zone}}''. Having no money to hire a proper crew, Danny decided to score the film himself, and realized he enjoyed being a film composer.

During the film's DevelopmentHell, Danny had taken over and re-formed the band to incorporate his new symphonic sound into their music, and the group very quickly took off in the direction of {{Ska}}-tinged [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]. The new band, called Oingo Boingo, was formed in 1979.

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With Danny as a [[FaceOfTheBand frontman]], and using his skills on the violin, xylophone, trombone [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and Balinese dance]] to give the band its [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly unique sound]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTRd1a5MVMw The Mystic Knights Of The of the Oingo Boingo]] were formed. Their fans included a young Music/WeirdAlYankovic, an up-and-coming Creator/PaulReubens, and a very young Creator/TimBurton, who was attending [=CalArts=] at the time.

At the end of the 1970's, the band sold everything they had to create the no-budget sci-fi cult classic ''{{Film/Forbidden Zone}}''.''Film/ForbiddenZone''. Having no money to hire a proper crew, Danny decided to score the film himself, and realized he enjoyed being a film composer.

During the film's DevelopmentHell, Danny had taken over and re-formed the band to incorporate his new symphonic sound into their music, and the group very quickly took off in the direction of {{Ska}}-tinged [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]].{{NewWave|Music}}. The new band, called Oingo Boingo, was formed in 1979.
23rd Oct '16 11:18:55 PM hobbledehoy899
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* WordSaladHorror[=/=]WordSaladLyrics:: "Just Another Day", "Whole Day Off", and "Dead or Alive", among others.

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* WordSaladHorror[=/=]WordSaladLyrics:: "Just Another Day", "Whole Day Off", "Reptiles and Samurai", and "Dead or Alive", among others.
16th Oct '16 9:10:05 PM NWolfman
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In 1994, Danny Elfman suffered a breakdown and (temporarily) broke off all ties with Tim Burton. Because Danny wanted to go in a different direction, the band reshuffled its lineup, rechristened themselves Boingo, and recorded a SelfTitledAlbum which focused most on the rock and orchestral influences of the band's sound. It was partly inspired by Danny listening to his daughter's album collection, which included Music/TheBeatles, Music/JimiHendrix and Music/LedZeppelin. Their new sound alienated many old fans and gave them plenty of new ones. But by that time, and particularly after a truly terrible gig at the KROQ Weenie Roast, the group realized that their time together was over.

The band retired after a farewell concert on Halloween 1995, having reverted to the name Oingo Boingo for the concert. A reunion is confirmed to be out of the question, as many of the original members including Elfman, have developed irreversible hearing loss as a result of playing loud rock music in front of huge amps for so long. Nevertheless, each member has done well for himself: bassist John Avila went on to produce ReelBigFish and is currently playing with TheMutaytor. Keyboardist Richard Gibbs got hired to score ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Drummer Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez continued playing in various bands and had a cameo in ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn''. Guitarist Warren Fitzgerald joined TheVandals. Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright created half a dozen film projects together. And Music/DannyElfman became a fulltime film composer, with Steve Bartek as his arranger.

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In 1994, Danny Elfman suffered a breakdown and (temporarily) broke off all ties breakdown, resulting in a brief falling out with Tim Burton. Because Danny wanted to go in a different direction, the band reshuffled its lineup, rechristened themselves Boingo, and recorded a SelfTitledAlbum which focused most on the rock and orchestral influences of the band's sound. It was partly inspired by Danny listening to his daughter's album collection, which included Music/TheBeatles, Music/JimiHendrix and Music/LedZeppelin. Their new sound alienated many old fans and gave them plenty of new ones. But by that time, and particularly after a truly terrible gig at the KROQ Weenie Roast, the group realized that their time together was over.

The band retired after a farewell concert on Halloween 1995, having reverted to the name Oingo Boingo for the concert. A reunion is confirmed to be out of the question, as many of the original members members, including Elfman, have developed irreversible hearing loss as a result of playing loud rock music in front of huge amps for so long. Nevertheless, each member has done well for himself: bassist John Avila went on to produce ReelBigFish and is currently playing with TheMutaytor. Keyboardist Richard Gibbs got hired to score ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Drummer Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez continued playing in various bands and had a cameo in ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn''. Guitarist Warren Fitzgerald joined TheVandals. Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright created half a dozen film projects together. And Music/DannyElfman became a fulltime film composer, with Steve Bartek as his arranger.
16th Oct '16 9:09:13 PM NWolfman
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The band retired after a farewell concert on Halloween 1995, having reverted to the name Oingo Boingo for the concert. Bassist John Avila went on to produce ReelBigFish and is currently playing with TheMutaytor. Keyboardist Richard Gibbs got hired to score ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Drummer Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez continued playing in various bands and had a cameo in ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn''. Guitarist Warren Fitzgerald joined TheVandals. Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright created half a dozen film projects together. And Music/DannyElfman became a fulltime film composer, with Steve Bartek as his arranger.

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The band retired after a farewell concert on Halloween 1995, having reverted to the name Oingo Boingo for the concert. Bassist A reunion is confirmed to be out of the question, as many of the original members including Elfman, have developed irreversible hearing loss as a result of playing loud rock music in front of huge amps for so long. Nevertheless, each member has done well for himself: bassist John Avila went on to produce ReelBigFish and is currently playing with TheMutaytor. Keyboardist Richard Gibbs got hired to score ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Drummer Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez continued playing in various bands and had a cameo in ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn''. Guitarist Warren Fitzgerald joined TheVandals. Richard Elfman and Matthew Bright created half a dozen film projects together. And Music/DannyElfman became a fulltime film composer, with Steve Bartek as his arranger.
30th Jul '16 1:25:44 PM nombretomado
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* So-Lo [[note]] (as DannyElfman) [[/note]] (1984)

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* So-Lo [[note]] (as DannyElfman) Music/DannyElfman) [[/note]] (1984)
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