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Jun
08

another argument for oingo boingo?

Just saw that Oingo Boingo was number 16 on Blender’s “The 50 Worst Artists in Music History.”

Not sure if that’s an argument for or against the band. Here’s what they say about their selection…

16 OINGO BOINGO
Artless art-rock
Oingo Boingo singer Danny Elfman went on to become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand soundtrack composers. But during his first go-round, he and his movie-director brother led this ostentatiously orchestrated L.A. New Wave group that began its pretentious career, not surprisingly, as a performance-art troupe.
Worst CD Only a Lad (A&M, 1981)

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2 Responses to “another argument for oingo boingo?”


  1. December 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    50 worst list? I suppose everyone has an opinion. I think Boingo’s catalog runs deeper and broader than any other rock band of their decade. I just included them in my “Top Ten Bands You Ought To Be Ashamed You Don’t Know Better” series.

    • 2 Jon
      December 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Hey there,

      Well, it just so happens that not only do I agree, but I think they’re quite possibly in the top 30, if not top 50 bands of all time. I was fortunate enough to see them multiple times, and find Danny Elfman to be one of the most dynamic people in music.


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