Oingo Boingo on The Gong Show

In 1976 Oingo Boingo (then called The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo) was on The Gong Show. Danny Elfman is playing the trombone and his brother Richard is the guy with the rocket. Richard Elfman started the band in 1972, shifting things over to Danny in 1976 when he decided to focus on filmmaking.

UPDATE 1: Here’s a bizarre Budweiser commercial featuring Oingo Boingo.

UPDATE 2: Here’s the trailer for the 1980 film “Forbidden Zone”.

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