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Wall Of Voodoo - 100% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1977, in the immediate punk aftermath, Wall Of Voodoo initially comprised Stan Ridgway (Stanard Ridgway, 5 April 1954, Barstow, California, USA; vocals/keyboards), Bill Noland (guitar/vocals), Chas T. Gray (b. Charles Gray; keyboards/synthesizer) and Joe Nanini (b. Oliver Joseph Nanini, 1955, Japan, d. 4 December 2000, Atlanta, Geor Read more

Devo - 96% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed during 1972 in Akron, Ohio, this US new wave band, who fitted the term better than most, originally comprised Mark Mothersbaugh (18 May 1950, Akron, Ohio, USA; vocals/keyboards), Jerry Casale (b. Gerald V. Casale; vocals/bass), Bob Mothersbaugh (b. Robert Mothersbaugh; guitar), Bob Casale (guitar/keyboards) and Jim Mothersbaugh (drums), although the latter was replace Read more

Danny Elfman - 67% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Daniel Robert Elfman, 29 May 1953, Los Angeles County, California, USA. Elfman quit school in his late teens and with his older brother, Richard Elfman, spent time in France, then moved to West Africa. Back in the USA in the late 70s, he joined rock band Oingo Boingo, led by his brother, and also worked in 1980 on music for Richard’s 1980 film, Forbidden Zone, in which Read more

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The Fixx - 65% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This durable UK new wave band originally comprised Cy Curnin (13 December 1957; vocals/guitar), Adam Woods (8 April 1953; drums), Rupert Greenall (keyboards), Jamie West-Oram (guitar) and Charlie Barret (bass). They formed at the turn of the 80s when college friends Curnin and Woods made the decision to pursue music as a full-time vocation. After advertising in the music pre Read more

They Might Be Giants - 64% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Children's Music Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Flansburgh (6 May 1960, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA) and John Linnell (b. 12 June 1959, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA) formed this New York, USA-based band in 1984 after an initial meeting in Massachusetts. The duo took the band’s name from a 1971 George C. Scott movie. Their original intention to recruit a full band was abandoned, but Linnell learned the accordion a Read more

Missing Persons - 57% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This 80s new wave act comprised Dale Bozzio (Dale Frances Consalvi, 2 March 1955, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; vocals), her husband Terry Bozzio (b. 27 December 1950, San Francisco, California, USA; drums/keyboards; formerly of the Frank Zappa band and UK), Warren Cuccurullo (b. 8 December 1956, Brooklyn, New York City, USA; guitar) and Patrick O’Hearn (b. 6 September 19 Read more

Berlin - 48% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US band from Los Angeles was formed in 1977 as a new wave/electro pop group. The original band included main songwriter John Crawford (17 January 1960; bass/synthesizer, ex-Videos), Terri Nunn (b. 26 June 1961; vocals), Jo Julian (b. 22 January 1948; synthesizer), Chris Velasco (b. Germany; guitar/vocals) and Dan Van Patten (drums, ex-Barbies). This line-up released a s Read more

Thomas Dolby - 47% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Morgan Robertson, 14 October 1958, Cairo, Egypt. Dolby is a self-taught musician/vocalist/songwriter and computer programmer. After studying meteorology and projectionism at college, he started building his own synthesizers at the age of 18. With his own hand-built PA system he acted as sound engineer on tours by the Members, Fall and the Passions. Afterwards, he co-f Read more

Shriekback - 42% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This art-funk outfit originally evolved around a three-man nucleus of ex-Gang Of Four member Dave Allen (December 1955, England; bass), Carl Marsh (guitar/vocals; ex-Out On Blue Six), plus Barry Andrews (b. 12 September 1956, West Norwood, London, England; keyboards/vocals), previously with XTC, Robert Fripp’s League Of Gentlemen and Restaurant For Dogs. The trio fused Read more

Information Society - 41% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Dance Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s
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The B-52's - 41% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The quirky appearance, stage antics and lyrical content of the B-52’s belie a formidable musical ability, as the band’s rhythmically perfect pop songs show many influences, including 50s rock ‘n’ roll, punk and commercial dance music. However, it was the late 70s new wave music fans that took them to their hearts. The band was formed in Athens, Georgia, USA, Read more

Adam Ant - 40% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Stuart Leslie Goddard, 3 November 1954, London, England. After an initially chequered, then immensely successful career leading Adam And The Ants, Goddard went solo in early 1982. For support, he retained old musical partner Marco Pirroni and relaunched himself with the frantic ‘Goody Two Shoes’, which hit number 1 in the UK in May. The average ‘Friend Or Foe& Read more

Men Without Hats - 39% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Montreal, Canada, in 1980, this act was the brainchild of Ivan Doroschuk (vocals). An independent EP, Folk Of The 80s, created overseas cult interest to the extent that it was reissued on Britain’s Stiff Records, along with an edit of its ‘Antarctica’ track as a single. Composer Doroschuk fronted the most permanent line-up of the band with his brothers Read more

Howard Jones - 38% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Coming to prominence as a synthesizer-pop maestro in the mid-80s, Jones had been trying to succeed as a musician for almost 15 years. His childhood saw him on the move from country to country but by the time he reached his teens he was settled in High Wycombe, England. He joined his first band in 1976 and Read more

Thompson Twins - 38% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
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