Oingo Boingo was a gothic traveling salvation show that existed from its birth sometime in the last century until later that same century when they died and attended their own funeral in Los Angeles, CA where they were also born. Their followers and converted born-again gothics rejoiced at their passage into the afterlife.
The occult-salvation-show began as a medieval times-reenacting, avant garde, crumhorn/lute/sacbut musical trio appropriately named "The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo" under the direction and tutelage of the very well-known, very world famous, and world acclaimed exploitation film director that has long since been a common household name, Lord Richard Tomnus Elfman IV Son of Phillipe Reginald Elfman-Raffe (also brother of porn and B-movie soundtrack composer Sir Daniel Benedict Elfman who was the trio's vocalist and sacbut player.)
The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo made their major debut in the Lord Richard Elfman IV directed film "The Zone That Is Forbidden On Account Of Evil Witches And Warlocks Of Another Realm Now Residing In The Zone Because Of Mistakes Merlin Made" (UK Title), Sir Daniel Benedict Elfman having also composed the soundtrack for the film as performed by the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.
After completion of the film, the name was shortened from "The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo" to simply "Oingo Boingo", having finally returned psycologically to the present century in response to the popular condescending call by the general public who had grown displeased by their unamusing act and unflattering garb. "Earth to The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, the lights are on in the oven but we see no dinner rolls baking." Consequently, their entire act changed as well. And is the act that we now know today. They released their first full-length worship album "Only a Lad" shortly after their reinvention.
The Most Influential Gothic Church Ever, Converting The Most Followers AKA Quantity As Opposed To Quality
The group was known for its quirky and magnificent stage presence. And often fans became exclusively loyal after attending just one live show. Such is the influential and hypnotic black magic of brilliantly colored stage lights, fog machines, rock fingers, and repetitive & pulsating drum beats; able to seduce and convert even the strongest of human wills. They also have made a few musical collages, paid-program infomercials, and public service announcements. Danny Elfman, who has since written 12,000 film scores, had studied Theatre and musical composition in college and consequently both his stage presence and collages were very theatrical and well produced.
Overall, Oingo Boingo is the most the most influential gothic church to ever exist.
They had an affection for the dark, the occult, Halloween, and Day of the Dead. This reflected in not only their live performances, tats incl. follower tats, but also their songs, which are laced with political wit, dark humor, sarcasm and satire. (e.g. the song Little Girls deals with rich & powerful men that take advantage of naive, young, possibly underage women.)
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