Progarchy Radio–Halloween 2016

From 1985: Oingo Boingo’s Dead Man’s Party

An appropriately bizarre episode of progarchy radio–featuring only SPOOKY songs!  Featuring Oingo Boingo, Glass Hammer, Matt Stevens, Japan, Gazpacho, Black Vines, The Cure, Steve Rothery, Steve Hackett, U2, Rush, Steven Wilson, Spock’s Beard, Advent, Mazzy Star, Cosmograf, and Simple Minds.



A Little Oingo Boingo for Halloween

Oingo Boing, Dead Man's Party, 1985.
Oingo Boing, Dead Man’s Party, 1985.

I’ve toyed with the idea of writing an uber-long post about Oingo Boingo over the past two years.  Obviously, I’ve never actually taken the plunge.  Partly because–as fascinated as I am by the band, the more I read about them, the less I like them.  Yet, for thirty years now, I’ve come back to their music at least once if not twice a year.  So, it might still be a while before I write on how faux 1980s-California psychedelic New Wave grew into pure dark progressive rock by the early 1990s.

Someday, maybe.

But, as we approach All Hallows’ Eve, who can’t resist the following?  Enjoy.