Oingo Boingo – my favorite band for a loong time.Â IÂ always liked the Mexican folk art influenced design around the Dead Man’s Party album and this video has bits of it too.Â Oingo Boingo was pretty big in California — IÂ was always unclear on why the rest of the world didn’t fully appreciate the genius of the Elfman.Â In fact IÂ guess to many people, IÂ suppose Oingo Boingo is associated mainly with the Rodney Dangerfield movie Back to Class (or maybe the song they wrote for the Anthony Michael Hall movie Weird Science).Â
Very young Robert Downey Jr in this videoÂ (clipped from the Back to Class movie) – IÂ just saw Iron Man on Vudu this week. Â That guy is always interesting – what a good actor. Â It’s kind of cool he didn’t kill himself with all of the drugs he took and we get to see some more work from him.
And hell might as well link to the Gong Show with an appearance by the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo – the precursor to the actual band Oingo Boingo.Â The Mystic Knights were more of a cabaret think, led by Danny Elfman’s brother Richard.