Friday, October 28, 2011

Scary song of the week: Dead Man's Party

Danny Elfman has pretty much done the soundtrack for Halloween. He wrote all the songs for "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and maybe that was the first time you heard one of his songs. If that's true, I give you "Dead Man's Party" as the Scary Song of the Week.

Elfman and his Oingo Boingo bandmates crafted this gem that has become a staple of Halloween playlists. It's not specifically a Halloween song, but the idea of going to a party full of ghosts and dead bodies definitely fits the parameters of the holiday.

Oingo Boingo played their last show at the Universal Amphitheatre in Irvine, California on Oct. 31, 1995. I turned 16 that day. The band made a live album of that concert which gets heavy rotation from me.

For those of you still stuck on "Nightmare Before Christmas," you may want to check out the following Oingo Boingo song.

Yep, that's what a tender lumpling is.

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