Oingo Boingo- Danny Elfman

Many of you are probably familiar with Danny Elfman. Some of you probably are more familiar with his work as a composer (theme to the Simpsons, The Batman Movie etc.). I would expect that many of you are also familiar with his time as the lead for the band Oingo Boingo.

Anyhoo, today I stumbled onto a video of a live performance of Oingo Boingo’s song Insanity. The video doesn’t do the song justice, nor does it give you a real sense of just how much fun the shows were, but nonetheless I am going to include it here.

I am also providing a link to the band’s appearance on the Gong Show. At that time they were known as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo and they definitely had a different feel to them.

If you came of age during the ’80s you might appreciate the Dead Man’s Party video which features Rodney Dangerfield. Fifty points if you can name the movie.

As promised, here is the Insanity video.

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  1. Jack's Shack June 2, 2007 at 3:11 pm


    You are correct.


    It is good to see that someone reads. 😉

  2. Mark June 2, 2007 at 1:22 am

    Jack – It’s right in the very beginning.

  3. dorothy rothschild June 1, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    I have not yet watched the clip, so it wasn’t given away to me, and I’m not sure if I’m going to get the title right, but I think the film is “Back to School.” I saw it about five bazillion times, because we had HBO and it always seemed to be on.

    I looove Oingo Boingo. Have a greatest hits that I listen to all the time.

  4. Jack's Shack June 1, 2007 at 6:22 am


    Ok, how many people watched the whole video.


    Is he actually MOT? I have heard contradictory statements about this.

  5. Kol Ra'ash Gadol June 1, 2007 at 4:10 am

    Danny Elfman in the 80’s. Dead man’s party: Nice jewish boy trying his best to look scary. It makes me wonder what he looks like these days….

  6. Mark May 31, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Well she argued at first and then she agreed and with two black eyes she hit the street…

    UM, The YouTube clip gives the movie name away…

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