Oingo Boingo

Genres: Comedy Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": new wave 80s rock alternative pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Los Angeles, California, USA, this new wave band’s prolific, if unspectacular, career was centred on the compositional skills of leader Danny Elfman (Daniel Robert Elfman, 29 May 1953, Los Angeles County, California, USA; guitar/vocals). The band’s history went back to 1972, when Danny’s brother Rick Elfman (b. Richard Elfman, 6 March 1949, Los Angeles, California, USA) formed the musical theatre troupe the Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo. With Danny’s involvement the emphasis shifted from theatre to pop, although the group’s cabaret-style live act was captured on the 1980 film Forbidden Zone. As Oingo Boingo, the line-up originally featured Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek (guitar/vocals), Richard Gibbs (keyboards/vocals), Kerry Hatch (bass/vocals), Johnny Hernandez (drums), Sam Phipps (saxophone), Leon Schneiderman (saxophone) and Dale Turner (trumpet/trombone). Their early recordings for A&M Records were mainly synthesizer-led...

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