Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo / Danny Elfman

Forbidden Zone [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato

Movies don't get more out there than the 1980 cult classic Forbidden Zone (which starred the late Herve Villechaize of Fantasy Island fame), so it shouldn't come as much of a shock that the motion picture soundtrack by Danny Elfman is in the same peculiar vein. While the music was performed by Elfman's band at the time, Oingo Boingo, it was all composed by Elfman himself. While some of the music can be compared to '90s experimental rockers Mr. Bungle (Elfman must have been an obvious influence for them), most of it is so off the wall that it's incomparable to anyone else. The anthemic lead-off title track is the soundtrack's undeniable highlight, while the rest of the songs alternate widely between genres. Styles include originals that sound straight out of the '40s ("Some of These Days," "Yiddishe Charleston," "Bim Bam Boom"), warped children's songs ("Alphabet Song"), chants ("Flash and Gramps") and short synthesized instrumentals ("Chamber Music," "Journey Through the Intestines," "Factory"). Weird but brilliant stuff.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 02:45 SpotifyAmazon
2 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 01:37 SpotifyAmazon
3 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Cab Calloway 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
4 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 00:55 SpotifyAmazon
5 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 00:30 SpotifyAmazon
6 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo / Susan Tyrrell 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
7 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 00:58 SpotifyAmazon
8 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 00:42 SpotifyAmazon
9 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 00:56 SpotifyAmazon
10 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo / Oingo Boingo 04:48 SpotifyAmazon
11 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 01:58 SpotifyAmazon
12 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 01:20 SpotifyAmazon
13 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo / Susan Tyrrell 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
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Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: R. Yossele Elfman / Richard Elfman / Brad Kay 01:33 SpotifyAmazon
15 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Miguelito Vald├ęs 01:53 SpotifyAmazon
16 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 01:58 SpotifyAmazon
17 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Marie Pascale Elfman 00:37 SpotifyAmazon
18 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 03:04 SpotifyAmazon
19 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 01:08 SpotifyAmazon
20 Danny Elfman / Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo feat: Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 03:20 SpotifyAmazon
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