Oingo Boingo

Danny Elfman told Billboard, "We had a four-song demo that was turned down by the record companies for the 50th time when somebody who worked on the production of one of the tunes brought it to IRS who said they would release it as it was, as an EP." "When it was time to do the album they asked if we wanted to move to A&M, and it seemed like a very simple logical move. There weren't even any long negotiations. In three days it was done."

Danny Elfman

Martin Kirkup, Jordan Harris, Danny Elfman, Alan Oken, JB Brenner


Farewell: Live From the Universal Amphitheatre presss release

  1. Oingo Boingo's Odyssey from Theatre to Rock. Roman Kozak. Billboard, October 16, 1982.
Recording Years / Label
1980 -  I.R.S. Records
1980-1983 -  A&M Records
Name Member Years Instruments
Dale Turner 1981-1986 trumpet
Danny Elfman 1981-1986 vocals
David Eagle 1981-1986 drums
Jim Wood 1986 harmonica
Johnny Hernandez 1986 Drums
Richard Gibbs 1986 harmonica
Kerry Hatch 1981-1986 bass
Leon Schneiderman 1981-1986 saxophone
Mario Guarneri 1986 horn
Miles Anderson 1986 horn
Richard Gibbs 1981-1986 keyboards
Sam Phipps 1981-1986 saxophone
Steve Bartek 1981-1986 guitar
Name Birth Death
Dale Turner
Danny Elfman 1953-05-29
David Eagle 1951-08-14 2015-08-03
Jim Wood
Johnny Hernandez 1951-09-05
Richard Gibbs 1955-12-05
Kerry Hatch 1948-08-10
Leon Schneiderman 1954-01-05
Mario Guarneri
Miles Anderson
Richard Gibbs 1955-12-05
Sam Phipps
Steve Bartek 1952-01-30
Name See associated acts
Jim Wood Dishwalla
Richard Gibbs Herman Harris and the Voices of Faith, Hope, and Love

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