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Devo - 100% 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

Wall Of Voodoo - 99% 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

They Might Be Giants - 67% 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

Danny Elfman - 63% 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

Berlin - 59% 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

The Fixx - 57% 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

Thomas Dolby - 52% 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

Adam Ant - 51% 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

Thompson Twins - 49% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Concrete Blonde - 47% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After spending several years in the embryonic form of Dream 6 (under which name they released an EP for Happy Hermit in France), Hollywood, California, USA-based rock outfit Concrete Blonde formed in 1986. The founders of the group, former Sparks member Jim Mankey (James Mankey, 23 May 1952, Pennsylvania, USA; guitar) and Johnette Napolitano (b. 22 September 1957, Hollywood Read more

Missing Persons - 45% 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

The B-52's - 44% 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

XTC - 44% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Wiltshire, England, in 1972 as Star Park (Rats Krap backwards) this widely beloved UK pop unit became the Helium Kidz in 1973 with the addition of bass player Colin Moulding (Colin Ivor Moulding, 17 August 1955, Swindon, Wiltshire, England), drummer Terry Chambers (b. 16 July 1955, Swindon, Wiltshire, England) and a second guitarist Dave Cartner (b. Swindon, Wiltsh Read more

Shriekback - 43% 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

The English Beat - 43% match to Oingo Boingo

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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