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Forbidden Zone (1985)
Music Composed by Danny Elfman
Arranged by Steve Bartek
Performed by The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo
Engineers: Michael Bashears, Brad Kay
Album Produced by Richard elfman, Michael Bashears and Loren Paul Caplin

Label (Catalogue): Varese Sarabande, (VSD-5268)
Availability: In-print
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"When Rick first approached me about doing a musical score for his "no budget" film, Forbidden Zone, I thought sure, fine, it'll be fun. Sixty minutes of original music in a dozen differing styles needed to be created in and around various older, and often uneven, prerecorded pieces. But when he said that it must all be completed within a two week 'round-the-clock composing, arranging and recording marathon, I thought he was crazy; but crazy is my middle name. I took on the challenge and enjoyed it immensely.

It was an interesting period for me. "Oingo Boingo" was just leaving its theatrical stage and starting to play as a band. We had a chance to combine the older styles we used to play with some of the crazier sounds which were to be, (as well as a lot of musical pieces which were unlike anything we had ever played, old or new). It was a great chance to strecth out and go nuts.

The Boingos current fans may find this "film music" somewhat foreign to the styles they now associate with us. But nonetheless, it's a piece of historic musical schizophrenia for me, I'm proud of it, and hope you enjoy listening to it." - Danny Elfman

Track # 3 Performed by Cab Calloway, Composed by Shelton Brooks
Track #10 Performed by Oingo Boingo Composed by Calloway/Mills
Track #13 Composed by George Mishalsky/Susan Tyrell
Track #14 Composed by Rose/Fischer
Track #15 Composed by Nino Morales/Johnny Comacho

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01. Forbidden Zone (2:45)
02. "Hercules" Family Theme (1:37)
03. Some of These Days (2:50)
04. Journey Through The
05. Squeezit's Vision of his
      "Sister" (0:30)
06. Queen's Revenge (2:40)
07. Factory (0:58)
08. Love Theme - Squeezit and the
      Chickens (0:42)
09. Flash and Gramps (0:56)
10. Squeezit the Moocher (Minnie the
      Moocher) (4:48)
11. Alphabet Song (1:58)
12. Cell 63 (1:20)
13. Witch's Egg (2:22)
14. Yiddishe Charleston (1:33)
15. Bim Bam Boom (1:53)
16. Chamber Music (1:58)
17. Pleure (0:37)
18. Battle of the Queens (3:04)
19. Love Theme - King and
      Queen (1:08)
20. Finale (3:20)

Total Playing Time: 38:48

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