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    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.

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    haha! not if i get to him first!
    pistols at dawn?

    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"
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    He's a fucking genius, hands down. An amazing, amazing genius. And that VOICE. DAG, YO.
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    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...
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    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.

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Miss_1565 View Post
    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.

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    Right so. So I'm gunna watch all those videos and give play by play type replies to each.

    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Miss_1565 View Post
    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.
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    I don't think I'm like this anymore, though many on this forum might think otherwise.
    As I've grown up some. back in the day. I even use myself as an example. reflected on things that happened in the past. I have a better understanding of things now. At least I can admit it now. I have somehow caused this situation by mentioning how I used to act on here. how I've changed. I'm a relatively normal poster now

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrconeman View Post
    I like well played guitar, this is well played guitar.
    Warren Fitzgerald from the Vandals was actually their guitarist at that point.

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    ya he played with them for the last three years of the band's life
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