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Little_Miss_1565
09-10-2007, 09:17 PM
Dear Danny Elfman,

Why are you so amazing? I realized recently that I think I've been in love with you my whole life. Surprise! Should you ever have a mid-life crisis and find yourself in the market for a criminally younger trophy wife...I know a guy.

Love,
'65

StayInTheHouseCarl
09-10-2007, 09:37 PM
haha! not if i get to him first!
pistols at dawn? :D

it is a shame, that as great as a composer he is, he doesn't get as much recognition as he really should. he really does get looked down upon by other film composers because he's not "classically trained", he just kinda picked it up on his own, and kicks the shit out of a lot of others that were "schooled"

Little_Miss_1565
09-11-2007, 11:54 AM
He's a fucking genius, hands down. An amazing, amazing genius. And that VOICE. DAG, YO.

mrconeman
09-11-2007, 12:27 PM
So other than on here I've never even heard of them. What kind of music do they do/youtube recommendations plz?

I'm not promising to like them...

nieh
09-11-2007, 01:00 PM
They do awesome music!

I have to say that I'm incredibly against 80s sound/production which made most of their studio stuff very off-putting for me, but their Boingo Alive album is absolutely fantastic. Also, even ignoring the production, lots of the performances are about a million times better than the original studio versions (check out that version of Who Do You Want to Be? for example). Some of my favorites are Home Again, Dead or Alive, Just Another Day, Not My Slave, We Close Our Eyes, Elevator Man and that's just the first disc...
Anyway, they do kind of a mix of new wave and ska and various other styles, but don't let that put you off if you're not normally a fan of those genres.

Little_Miss_1565
09-11-2007, 10:39 PM
YouTuberations!

This song, "We Close Our Eyes" as retooled for the final farewell concerts, is what made me realize that Mr. Elfman and I were soulmates. I warm up for shows with my band singing all the harmony parts to this.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=11jY0v5t1WM

"Just Another Day" is one of my all-time favorite songs. This is also live from that last show.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_b6opMEu-zM

This is an amazing video for a totally intense song, "Insanity," from their final album. Do you like Tool's video for "Sober"? You might recognize the puppeteer's work here.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yfWczRQnjrQ

"No Spill Blood" was inspired by the Island of Dr. Moreau and turns that story into a funtime party banger. Who knew?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xTPVm8gv8fM

nieh
09-12-2007, 08:58 AM
This is an amazing video for a totally intense song, "Insanity," from their final album. Do you like Tool's video for "Sober"? You might recognize the puppeteer's work here.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yfWczRQnjrQ

I haven't heard this song in a long time but I remember it being more like his soundtrack work than typical Oingo Boingo. Still awesome though.

mrconeman
09-12-2007, 09:41 AM
Right so. So I'm gunna watch all those videos and give play by play type replies to each.


YouTuberations!

This song, "We Close Our Eyes" as retooled for the final farewell concerts, is what made me realize that Mr. Elfman and I were soulmates. I warm up for shows with my band singing all the harmony parts to this.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=11jY0v5t1WM

Very first impressions is that, yes, this is easily something I could get into, but not at all what I imagined them to sound like. His voice is pretty awesome, especially when he goes higher, I really like their line up of instruments, and the accordion solo for the fucking winnnn.


"Just Another Day" is one of my all-time favorite songs. This is also live from that last show.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=_b6opMEu-zM
I like well played guitar, this is well played guitar. This is even more awesome use of their line up. I heavily like this, I mean really. The harmonies are very well used, and me being a sucker for guitar really liked the little lead lines. I didn't pay 100% attention to this so I'm not sure on what was playing a cool part that went through the whole way, keyboard or something I guess, it was a sweeping sequence of notes, that was really nice.


This is an amazing video for a totally intense song, "Insanity," from their final album. Do you like Tool's video for "Sober"? You might recognize the puppeteer's work here.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yfWczRQnjrQ

This I wasn't fond of :-/. Maybe I'll just like the live stuff, I dunno, but this was a little weird for me, and the 80's thing nieh was getting at kinda shone through.


"No Spill Blood" was inspired by the Island of Dr. Moreau and turns that story into a funtime party banger. Who knew?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xTPVm8gv8fM
From the intro I feel like I'm on acid. I like the note choice for the riff, it sounds eeire/sinister, but hell, I like it. His talk/singing style is reminding me a little of Jello Biafra. I dunno. His dancing around is awesome though.

nieh
09-12-2007, 09:59 AM
I like well played guitar, this is well played guitar.

Warren Fitzgerald from the Vandals was actually their guitarist at that point.

StayInTheHouseCarl
09-12-2007, 11:56 AM
ya he played with them for the last three years of the band's life

Little_Miss_1565
09-12-2007, 10:18 PM
Warren Fitzgerald from the Vandals was actually their guitarist at that point.

Almost but not quite--Warren was added to the lineup as an additional guitarist. Steve Bartek was still the main guitarist. The most awesome part of "No Spill Blood" from the video I posted was that Danny Elfman beats the shit out of him in the middle of the song, and Warren has to jump offstage to escape.

Coneman--I'm glad you dug the videos. Not that I don't love all of those things enough for the both of us, but it's always nice to share. I actually thought "Insanity" was a million times less 80's than anything else they've ever done. My one complaint about Boingo is that the sound is intensely dated--Nieh is right, the production is all astoundingly 80's, and if y'all want to see some ridiiiiculous 80's dancing, YouTube the video for "Gratitude" and "Fool's Paradise." "Insanity" is still pretty dated though--one of the climactic lines is "The white folks think they're at the top, ask any proud white male/A million years of evolution, we get Danny Quayle." Does anyone even remember Quayle anymore? Sometimes I feel like I'm one of the few people who remembers the Bush/Quayle years on this board, and even then, I barely remember that shit. ;)

Also, what you said about maybe you'll like their live stuff better than the studio stuff--that was the most common complaint about them, that their albums simply could not capture the energy and awesomeness of them live. They were SUPERSTARS in California, and relatively unknown outside their home state, and many people thing it's because of the album/live show thing. So, that's not unusual you'd feel like that.

I hear you on "We Close our Eyes" not being what you'd expect them to sound like--this song is quintessential Boingo, "Dead Man's Party": http://youtube.com/watch?v=iypUpv9xelg

And because I can't resist cheesy 80's shit, "Gratitude": http://youtube.com/watch?v=2LkjLjQzsZU

Little_Miss_1565
09-15-2007, 07:06 PM
I just wanted to say that there are Boingo songs I like less than others, but those songs seem to still have AMAAAAAZING choruses.

You guys, I haven't been in love like this with anything in recent memory. Not even boys.

Endymion
09-15-2007, 07:47 PM
Not even boys.

what about men?

*cough*

Little_Miss_1565
09-15-2007, 08:20 PM
what about men?

*cough*

You're too young.

Little_Miss_1565
11-11-2007, 05:01 PM
You guys, Danny Elfman is the sunshine of my life.

Mr. Gepetto
11-11-2007, 05:50 PM
Wait, is this the same Danny Elfman who composed the Simpsons theme?

All About Eve
11-11-2007, 05:50 PM
Hey, would you mind putting some Oingo Boingo up in the music sharing thread? My friend sent me a song and now I'm intrigued.

Little_Miss_1565
11-11-2007, 07:49 PM
Wait, is this the same Danny Elfman who composed the Simpsons theme?

Yes.


Hey, would you mind putting some Oingo Boingo up in the music sharing thread? My friend sent me a song and now I'm intrigued.

I would be more than happy to but all the stuff I have is bought from the iTunes store. WAIT I have live stuff that I ripped...let me see if it's still on my hard drive.

EDIT: Dangit, it's on my external HD and I can't hook that up right now.

Betty
11-12-2007, 01:20 AM
I'm excited to listen to these guys now too!

nieh
11-12-2007, 03:25 PM
I'll try to rip Boingo Alive later tonight, but my mom's here so it might have to wait until tomorrow.

StayInTheHouseCarl
11-12-2007, 10:15 PM
You guys, Danny Elfman is the sunshine of my life.

did you hear about Danny Elfman composing an original ballet composition, to be performed at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in August 08? :D

i'll look for the article for you. im stoked, especially since I live about 30 mins from the OCPAC

Little_Miss_1565
11-13-2007, 08:22 AM
Um, HOLYSHIT, if you have that article I'd love to read it. I would totally go but I'm afraid the reaction I might have would be frowned upon in a ballet theater...


I'll try to rip Boingo Alive later tonight, but my mom's here so it might have to wait until tomorrow.

That would be so rad. That shit is like 19.98 at iTunes. :( Though I think I like the farewell show versions of most of those songs better, especially "Cinderella Undercover." But that's just listening to the 30 second previews.

Endymion
11-13-2007, 08:29 AM
Um, HOLYSHIT, if you have that article I'd love to read it. I would totally go but I'm afraid the reaction I might have would be frowned upon in a ballet theater...

gushing torrents of vaginal fluids?

Little_Miss_1565
11-13-2007, 08:42 AM
You make it sound so tawdry. I'M IN LOVE.

Endymion
11-13-2007, 10:31 AM
gushing torrents of vaginal love?

nieh
11-13-2007, 03:18 PM
That would be so rad. That shit is like 19.98 at iTunes. :( Though I think I like the farewell show versions of most of those songs better, especially "Cinderella Undercover." But that's just listening to the 30 second previews.

Cinderella Undercover is actually one of my least favorite songs on the album. I <3 this version of Who do you Want to Be, though. I know I've said it before, but the majority of these are WAY better than the original studio versions. I've never heard the farewell concert though (aside from the few songs you've linked to on youtube) so I don't know if they're better than that or not.
Here you go. (http://www.sendspace.com/file/czbein)

Little_Miss_1565
11-13-2007, 11:26 PM
Thanks! Once I get my external HD situation resolved, I'll put the farewell show up for you. "Cinderella" is one of my favorite songs, if only for the bridge, but I've only heard that version. I'm really bummed that "Just Another Day" isn't on the farewell show CD...the version they do on the DVD is fucking awesome. Does anyone know how to rip froom a DVD and make it audio?

StayInTheHouseCarl
11-14-2007, 08:30 AM
same here! i was also bummed "Nothing to Fear" wasnt on the cd either!

oh, and I should have some extra time between classes today to find that article for you!

StayInTheHouseCarl
11-14-2007, 04:34 PM
http://www.playbillarts.com/news/article/7289.html

heres the link for the article, as promised!

Camilamazed
11-19-2007, 06:48 AM
Why do I always think I'm the only one who listen to bands like OB? That's why I love night clubs in Sao Paulo. They always play some of the best from the 80's.


*we close our eyes, and the world has turned around again*

Little_Miss_1565
11-28-2007, 07:23 PM
Hey, would you mind putting some Oingo Boingo up in the music sharing thread? My friend sent me a song and now I'm intrigued.

It's there now. :)

Vera
01-20-2008, 03:33 PM
My friend told me they're responsible by the delicious theme song for one of my favourite TV shows EVAR, Weird Science.

This is all A+++.

Endymion
01-20-2008, 05:03 PM
My friend told me they're responsible by the delicious theme song for one of my favourite TV shows EVAR, Weird Science.

This is all A+++.

i love that show.

Vera
01-21-2008, 08:54 AM
I love what I remember of it. Lisa was a fox. XD

Little_Miss_1565
01-21-2008, 09:08 AM
I loved that show too :)

And funnily enough, Boingo was not proud of that song and never played it live, though it became one of their most famous. That album is like amazing.

Vera
01-23-2008, 08:07 AM
My friend borrowed me their album Nothing to Fear because she couldn't find any others in the mess that is her room. Haven't given it a spin yet, will soon.

Devconn88
02-14-2008, 07:42 PM
one of my all time favorite bands. We need more bands like them

Devconn88
02-14-2008, 07:43 PM
i love that show.

It's on DVD now

Dulce
01-25-2013, 05:38 PM
It's a DEAD MAN's PARTY, that's the jam. :cool:

Eskimo
01-25-2013, 06:21 PM
Weird Science is easily the worst of their "known" songs.

But seriously, Boingo are the most amazing band ever. I wish I were old enough and Californian enough to have got to see them.

Little_Miss_1565
01-25-2013, 09:22 PM
LOL BBS time machine thread

Fun fact: I spent all of 2007 (not an exaggeration) listening only to Boingo.

Eskimo
01-26-2013, 05:33 AM
Hell, they probably make up 50-60% of the songs I listen to every friggin' year. :p

Dulce
01-26-2013, 06:39 AM
http://www.spectrasonics.net/data/Artist_Images/danny_elfman-229.jpg

nieh
01-26-2013, 07:18 AM
No, Richard is his brother. He was the founder of the group, but left before they recorded anything. He was also the director of Forbidden Zone.

Dulce
01-26-2013, 08:19 AM
Oh, wow, I didn't catch up on my reading but thank you for informing me with great things. Is the movie worth checking out?

Eskimo
01-26-2013, 10:33 AM
Sure is, if you enjoy insanity. :) It's cool.

Dulce
01-26-2013, 10:58 AM
I salute you! :)

Ah, looking forward to it.