Japanese guitar legend Tomoyasu Hotei selects his top 10 favourite albums – number 5
Oingo Boingo / Only a Lad
(For number 6 in Hotei’s top 10 albums please go here)
This is the band of Danny Elfman, now known for his music in the Hollywood film world. Like with Red Noise, the irregular and intense arrangements are really fun. Brass and guitar ensembles, and other instrumental combinations, I learned so much from this band. I was influenced a lot by New Wave and the bands that followed in the late 70s when I was a teenager. I could say that my musical taste really hasn’t changed much since then. The experience from those years is something really valuable.