Posts Tagged ‘Oingo Boingo’

Saturday Matinee Halloween Edition – The Ramones, Sally Cruikshank & Oingo Boingo

Saturday, 31 October 2020

First recorded in 1976, The RamonesI Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement is sort of appropriate.

Sally Cruikshank‘s animations are Betty Boop on acid.
Face like a Frog (1987) includes the Cab Calloway-esque song Don’t Go In The Basement (starts at 02:26 ). In 2017, Cruikshank herself added this to the YouTube comments:

Danny Elfman composed the track for this film. Period. Copyright mine. Then a year or two later I gave his agents permission to include it on a compilation LP, I guess put out by [David] Geffen. Now they claim I got the music from the album or something. They’re wrong. My film came first. My husband’s going to get into it with Geffen.”

“I don’t always listen to Dead Man’s Party, but when I do so do the neighbors.” – YouTube comment

Oingo Boingo was a standout band of the 1980s, combining ska, punk, jazz & rock, and Dead Man’s Party became a Halloween party standard. According to Wikipedia:

The lyric, “I hear the chauffeur coming to my door / Says there’s room for maybe just one more,” is a reference to “The Bus-Conductor,” a short story by E. F. Benson about a hearse driver, first published in The Pall Mall Magazine in 1906.

Video is from the 1986 movie Back To School. Yeah, 34 years ago…

Happy Halloween, folks!
This year I’m gonna scare half the neighborhood by NOT wearing a mask. Hope you get all the tricks you deserve and all the treats that you don’t.

[Paranoia moons previously posted here. More Halloween-related posts in the archives.]

Saturday Matinee – Halloween Pumpkin Carving, Frank Zappa & Oingo Boingo

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Nice pumpkin carving tips. I use an orange Sharpie to mark the design, and carve with a serrated fish boning knife. Pre-designed push-pin patterns are for pussies, and using a Dremel is cheating big time. BTW, this is NOT how to do it.

That’s from Frank Zappa’s MTV Halloween Show 1981 at the Palladium NY. “Doreen” is classic, with doo-wop lyrics and chord patterns done in 4/4 time. “Goblin Girl” is typical FZ snark and innuendo.

The best Halloween Band (IMO) is Oingo Boingo, and they got their start as “The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo on The Gong Show. Pure awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll be back here tomorrow for more stupid.

 

 

 

Saturday Matinee: Ska x 4 + Willie Dixon

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Awesome original by Prince Buster, later covered by Annette Funicello with Fishbone (!) and worth reposting:

SkaBoom‘s “Love and Affection.”

Filmed at 86 street, a former night club located on the Vancouver Expo Grounds, and at the UBC War Memorial Auditorium.

And then there was Oingo Boingo‘s cover of one of Willie Dixon‘s classics, “Violent Love.” Unfortunately, Dixon’s original isn’t available on the Utoobage, so we’ll default to this classic:

“Crazy ’bout My Baby” from 1966, Dixon on bass and vocals, and with that, we’re out. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see ya’ll back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Happy Halloween!

Saturday, 31 October 2009

I thought this was clever.  [Found here.]

Can Head by the same guy who did the classic Potato Hunter.

[Found on Plate O’Shrimp… nice new find by our crack team of webminers.]

Easy Dub Allstars’ reggae version of Pink Floyd’s “Us and Them.”  Nice riddim… [Tip ‘o the Tarboosh to “S&Dman” of Blogmocracy.]

And what is Halloween without Oingo Boingo? Danny Elfman’s band was tight and bizarre at the same time.  In 1980 or so, G-off and Bunk sat next to them at Madame Wong’s, buying them rounds and vice versa, without knowing who they were. Great show.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


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