Forbidden Zone (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||Forbidden Zone||Danny Elfman||2:52||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||"Hercules" Family Theme||Danny Elfman||1:50||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Some of These Days||Danny Elfman||2:54||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Journey Through the Intestines||Danny Elfman||0:55||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Squeezit's Vision of His "Sister"||Danny Elfman||0:35||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Queen's Revenge||Danny Elfman||2:32||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Factory||Danny Elfman||0:59||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Love Theme — Squeezit and the Chickens||Danny Elfman||0:44||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Flash and Gramps||Danny Elfman||0:58||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Squeezit the Moocher (Minnie the Moocher)||Danny Elfman||4:50||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Alphabet Song||Danny Elfman||2:01||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Cell 63||Danny Elfman||1:21||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Witch's Egg||Danny Elfman||2:23||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Yiddishe Charleston||Danny Elfman||1:33||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Bim Bam Boom||Danny Elfman||1:54||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Chamber Music||Danny Elfman||2:01||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Pleure||Danny Elfman||0:39||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Battle of the Queens||Danny Elfman||3:07||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Love Theme — King and Queen||Danny Elfman||1:14||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Finale||Danny Elfman||3:24||Album Only||View In iTunes|
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.
Good Album, two songs missing
I love this album, but if you're looking for "Pico and Sepulveda", or "La Petite Tonkinoise", you have to find them elsewhere. "Pico and Sepulveda" was my favorite song from the movie, and I downloaded the album before I knew it wasn't included. I have no regrets, since the rest of the album is well worth having.
Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo
The composer is Danny Elfman, but the artist should technically be the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. This is the earliest Oingo Boingo available on iTunes, and it doesn't disapoint. Some of the songs, especially the title track, sound like they could have easily been released on any of Oingo Boingo's early albums. Really a very worthwhile purchase, if not a little unusual. Definitely a must-have for any diehard Boingo fan.
Weird and Wonderful
Give this soundtrack a listen - it is a fun album. It is very hard not to sing along when you are listening to it. Danny Elfman's incidental music is as brilliant as, sometimes even better than, the songs. A must have soundtrack. WARNING: There is a small dose of strong language.
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