Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Music Monday except, well, it's Tuesday.

Artist of the Week
Oingo Boingo

Album of the Week

Dead Man's Party

Song and Video of the Week

Dead Man's Party

Music Story of the Week
There is no better band to wax poetic about on Halloween than Oingo Boingo and this is the perfect song for the day.

Oingo Boingo silly? Maybe.
Tongue in cheek? Definitely.
Brilliant? Absolutely.

Danny Elfman was a god then as he is now. Did you know he, the voice of Oingo Boingo, is also responsible for the soundtracks for the following films: Beetlejuice, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many more. And let's not forget The Simpsons :).

This week's album isn't actually the one I consider to be the best - just the best for this occasion. I am pretty staunchly against the whole 'Best of' album phenomena but if you do not know much of their music I would suggest Skeletons in the Closet (The Best of Oingo Boingo) as a launching off spot. If you like what you hear, dig deeper into their candy bowl. I think you'll like what you find. And if it isn't up your alley - try this band on your kids - PickleBoy LOVES them!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

lovin' this throwback!

5:22 AM  

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