Happy Birthday Danny Elfman.

One of Hollywood's most in demand film composers. Scores include Red Dragon, Beetlejuice, Batman, Batman Returns, Good Will Hunting, Men in Black, Spiderman, Edward Scissorhands, Proof Of Life, and To Die For.

Naturally, we here at Waist High love him best for something else...

Oingo Boingo "were originally put together in the 70's by movie director Richard Elfman, who needed music for a whacked out John Waters-esque flick he was working on called Forbidden Zone. Enlisting his younger brother Danny Elfman (vocals, guitar), Steve Bartek (guitar), and Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez (drums), the group originally went by the name Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo." (vh1.com)

Today we celebrate "Weird Science," "Dead Man's Party," "Just Another Day," "Private Life," "Only A Lad," "Wild Sex (In The Working Class)," "Grey Matter," and "Goodbye Goodbye."