Oingo Boingo: Danny Elfman (vocals, guitar); John Avila (vocals, bass); Warren Fitzgerald, Steve Bartek (guitar); Sam Phipps (soprano & tenor saxophones); Leon Schneiderman (alto & baritone saxophones); Dale Turner (trumpet, trombone); Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Doug Lacy (accordion); George McMullen (trombone);
Marc Mann (keyboards); Katurah Clarke (percussion).
Producers: Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek, John Avila.
Recorded live at the Universal Amphitheater, Universal City, California. Includes liner notes by Danny Elfman.
Oingo Boingo includes: Danny Elfman (vocals).
Personnel: Danny Elfman (vocals, guitar); John Avila (vocals, bass guitar); Steve Bartek , Warren Fitzgerald (guitar); Doug Lacy (accordion); Sam Phipps (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Leon Schneiderman (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Dale Turner (trumpet, trombone); George McMullen (trombone); Marc Mann (keyboards); Johnny Hernandez (drums, percussion); Katurah Clarke (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Sylvia Massy; Bill Jackson.
Liner Note Author: Danny Elfman.
Recording information: Mobile Remote Recording Studio (10/31/1995); Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA (10/31/1995).
Photographers: Dennis Keeley; Dennis Kelly .
Recorded on Halloween, 1995, this two-disc live set is, as advertised, the last hurrah for Danny Elfman's new-wave-with-horns parody-rock band. However, the group had truthfully become inactive at least half a decade earlier, as Elfman's status as one of the most in-demand soundtrack composers in Hollywood took up most of his time.
Covering the whole of their recording career, from 1980's self-titled EP to 1990's DARK AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, Elfman and longtime cohorts Steve Bartek and Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez, leading an expanded 12-person lineup, hit all the highlights, from "Wild Sex in the Working Class" to "Little Girls." An oddly effective medley of the Beatles' "Piggies" and "I Am the Walrus" is an unexpected highlight.