Forbidden Zone [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Forbidden Zone [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Danny Elfman
     
 

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, OingoSee more details below

Overview

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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/1993
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206526820
catalogNumber:
5268

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Elfman   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Oingo Boingo   Track Performer
Cab Calloway   Vocals,Track Performer
Sam Phipps   Flute,Reeds
Steve Bartek   Guitar
Marie Pascale Elfman   Vocals
Stuart Elster   Piano
Kerry Hatch   Bass
Johnny Hernandez   Percussion,Drums
Leon Schneiderman   Flute,Reeds
Dale Turner   Trumpet
Miguelito Valdés   Vocals,Track Performer
Carol Emanuel   Harp
Richard Elfman   Vocals
Brad Kay   Piano,Track Performer
Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo   Track Performer
Susan Tyrrell   Vocals
John Hernandez   Percussion,Drums
R. Yossele Elfman   Vocals

Technical Credits

Geoffrey Burgon   Composer
Danny Elfman   Composer,Liner Notes
Oingo Boingo   Contributor
Steve Bartek   Arranger
Michael Boshears   Producer,Engineer
Tom Null   Executive Producer
Robert Townson   Contributor
Loren Paul Caplin   Producer,Contributor
Richard Elfman   Producer
Brad Kay   Engineer,Remastering
Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo   Contributor
Mark Busacca   Artwork,Cover Art
Scot W. Holton   Executive Producer
Stephen Schwartz   Composer

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