80s Oingo Boingo Danny Elfman New Wave Band t-shirt Large

Chest 21 in.

Length 25 in.

Content: Feels like 100% Cotton

Tag Brand: No Tag

This awesome double-sided band tee celebrates one of the wildest and wackiest new wave groups to emerge out of the latter half of the 20th century. The shirt pays tribute to Oingo Boingo, who started their career as a surrealistic theater troupe known as the Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo. The band was formed in Los Angeles by Richard Elfman, and they made their first major public appearance in 1976 on The Gong Show, which they won. The group later notably appeared in Richard Elfman's cult classic film, The Forbidden Zone, performing a bizarre cover of Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher".

By the 1980s, Oingo Boingo had transformed from a theater troupe into a dedicated new wave rock band, By this point, Richard's brother Danny had taken over as the band's lead and the group had chosen to drop "the Mystic Knights of" moniker from their name. The group put together a self-produced EP that attracted the attention of I.R.S. Records, and by 1981 they had released their debut album titled Only a Lad.

Oingo Boingo continued to release and perform music together throughout the 80s and into the mid 90s. Some of their most memorable hits included "Little Girls", "Dead Man's Party", and "Weird Science", which served as the title song to the John Hughes film of the same name. After the group dissolved in 1995, frontman Danny Elfman went on to pursue a career as a Hollywood composer. Elfman has since scored a number of major films such as Men in Black, Spider-Man, and Edward Scissorhands.

Fits like a modern unisex adult large. This shirt is distressed. It is soft and worn with fading, discoloration, and some small holes, see pics.


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