Based in Los Angeles, California, USA, this new wave bands 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 bands history went back to 1972, when Dannys 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 Dannys involvement the emphasis shifted from theatre to pop, although the groups 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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