Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Listening Post



These days, Danny Elfman is known mostly as the composer of some of the film world's most recognizable scores, but to anyone over the age of, say, 35, he'll always be the frontman for Southern California weird-rock geniuses Oingo Boingo.

Here now, my two favorite Boingo songs on the same clip: Stay, followed by Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me.

7 comments:

EzekielRawlins said...

Excellent choice, sir!

jrm78 said...

He's also part of the genius behind the Forbidden Zone, which probably did as much to kill Herve Villechaize as the bullet did. I keed, but it is a weird, extremely trippy movie - which I guess is par for the course for anything Oingo Boingo.

slouchmonkey said...

Great hooks, and a-little-bit-a demented madness.

drater said...

Well done. I caught their act a couple times way back when, they put on a hell of a show.

Al said...

What, you forgot 'Skin' ?

Benn said...

As brilliant as 'Boingo was, what they did with video was even better. I've got all their albums, and the clips you posted reminded me that I need to go find all their DVDs, too...

Michael said...

Wild Sex in the working class - after five it's a blast.

I grew up and live in SoCal and Boingo shows were a tradition until I went away to college.