A tremendously awesome band from the 1980s. You can’t have a Halloween party without rocking Boingo’s Dead Man’s Party. That song always reminds me of the move the Lost Boys for some reason. The band leader, Danny Elfman went on to be an amazing Hollywood Musical Score composer.
This playlist is a real treat because it features videos from the band's past that are not your typical MTV music videos. There are a lot of strange and weird appearances by the band on different television show. In addition there is excellent old concert coverage.
The band started in 1972 as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Back in the early 70s it was a comedy troupe but as the years progressed the group turned into a ska new wave band.
In the 1990s Oingo Boingo would put on a Halloween concert every year. It became the premier event to attend in the Los Angeles area during those years on Halloween. Listeners of KROQ would jam the phones, hoping for free tickets to the concert. It would be nice if Danny would bring that back : )