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Oingo Boingo Dead Man's Party Official Video - Danny Elfman

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'Dead Man's Party' is a song by American New Wave band Oingo Boingo released as the third single from their fifth studio album 'Dead Man's Party'.

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The lyric "I hear the chauffeur coming to my door/Says there's room for maybe just one more" is a reference to the "The Bus-Conductor," a short story involving a hearse driver by E. F. Benson, published in The Pall Mall Magazine in 1906. The story has been adapted several times and spawned an urban legend, with each version using the catchphrase, "Room for one more."
The song is perhaps best known for its appearance in the 1986 film Back to School and its accompanying soundtrack; Oingo Boingo appears in the film performing the song.

Oingo Boingo was an American new wave band. They are best known for their influence on other musicians, their soundtrack contributions and their high energy Halloween concerts. The band was founded in 1972 as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, a performance art group. From 1976 it was led by songwriter/vocalist Danny Elfman, who has since achieved success as a composer for film and television.

The group's format changed twice. In 1979, it reshaped from a semi-theatrical music and comedy troupe into a ska-influenced New Wave octet and shortened their name to Oingo Boingo.[5] In 1994, the band reshuffled its lineup, and adopted an alternative rock sound. The band retired (a surprising move to many) after a sold out farewell concert on Halloween 1995.

Song Details:
Released: April 29, 1986
Format: 7"
Recorded: August 1985
Genre: New Wave
Length: 6:23
Label: MCA
Writer(s): Danny Elfman
Producer: Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek

From the Album (details):
Released: October 28, 1985
Recorded: August 1985
Genre: New Wave
Length: 41:00
Label: MCA Records
Producer: Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek

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