OINGO BOINGO formed in L.A. in 1972 as a theatrical troupe. In the late 70's the band became an 8-piece New Wave act, releasing 'Oingo Boingo' in 1980 on IRS Records. The band was known for often witty lyrics and a high energy party sound and became a very popular live act due to their enthusiastic shows. After being dropped by label MCA in 1990, the band released two more serious and introspective albums to limited success before calling it quits on Halloween 1995…

Oingo Boingo- I saw Danny Elfman and crew 4 times in concert. They loved coming to Utah. Those were the good old days.

ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK (aka OMD) are a Sheffield-based synthesizer band founded in 1978 by Andy McCluskey (bass/vocals) and Paul Humphries (keyboards/vocals). The band garnered several hit singles in the UK and US before breaking up in 1989. The band has since re-united in 2011 and has returned to touring with original lineup. 'Electricity' video: http://youtu.be/IryRfyb47vU

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (aka OMD) were a Sheffield-based synthesizer band dounded in 1978 by Andy McCluskey (bass/vocals) and Paul Humphries (keyboards/vocals). The band garnered several hit singles in the UK and US before breaking up in

MODERN ENGLISH were formed in 1980 in Colchester, England. 'Melt With You' video: http://youtu.be/_6FBfAQ-NDE

MODERN ENGLISH were formed in 1980 in Colchester, England. 'Melt With You' video: http://youtu.be/_6FBfAQ-NDE

CLASSIX NOUVEAUX began when members Jak Airport and B.P. Hurding left proto-punk act X-Ray Spex and joined with Sal Solo and Mik Sweeney in 1979. Their fashion style and synth heavy sound put them in with New Romantic bands of the time like Japan and Visage. Singles of 'Robots Dance' in 1980 and especially 'Guilty' ('81) and 'Is It A Dream' ('82) made it to the UK charts. The band ended after years with only Solo as constant in 1985. 'Guilty' video: http://youtu.be/nawiQi1kNoI

Classix Nouveaux - La Verité - LP, photography by Simon Fowler

ICICLE WORKS were a trio from Liverpool active from 1980 to 1990 who released 5 albums. 'Whisper To A Scream' video: http://youtu.be/NVQCpI4GbKQ

ICICLE WORKS were a trio from Liverpool active from 1980 to 1990 who released 5 albums. 'Whisper To A Scream' video: http://youtu.be/NVQCpI4GbKQ

JOHN COOPER CLARKE -  is an English performance poet who first became famous during the punk rock era of the late 1970s when he became known as a "punk poet". 'Health Fanatic (live)' video: http://youtu.be/dmAuSuV4IP0

JOHN COOPER CLARKE - is an English performance poet who first became famous during the punk rock era of the late 1970s when he became known as a "punk poet". 'Health Fanatic (live)' video: http://youtu.be/dmAuSuV4IP0


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