I’ve always been fond of band mascots.
When first learning to play guitar in high school my friend and I created our own fictitious band, The Rabid Dingos, which of course consisted of our own alter-ego mascot identities, Ringo Dingo & Jonny Dingo.
Unfortunately, The Rabid Dingos never really made it off the ground or had the opportunity to pant in the limelight.
But, did you know that Band Mascots are Nearing Extinction Levels?
Given my adoration for band mascots everywhere, I come to you in grave concern, for the band mascots of the world are nearing extinction levels.
It’s true. Trust me.
So, in interest of future generations, I’d like to highlight a few of the best band mascots of all time – in hopes that our children will be inspired to carry on the tradition of band mascots and hopefully escort those mascots out from the clutches of their heavy metal captors (for some unknown reason, heavy metal bands love mascots… it’s been scientifically proven – see for yourself).
1) Iron Maiden’s Eddie the Head & MegaDeth’s Vic Rattlehead
Call me crazy, but these guys must have been related. Look at these physiques. They have the same chiseled jaw line, and skeletal physiques. It has to be more than simple coincidence. They both also seem to share a sincere interest in terrorizing people… not to mention they both appear to have the same surname, “head”.
2) Nirvana’s Nevermind Baby
This poor kid – all of Generation X has seen your baby pictures, and you’ve been painted as a money chaser from childhood.
3) Sublime’s Lou Dog
“Living with Lou Dog’s the only way to stay sane…” – Bradley Noxell
What else needs to be said?
I heart Lou Dog, just as much as Bradley Nowell.
4) Kenye West’s Cocky, Too Cool for School, Dropout Bear
Something tells me this guys is a real arrogant asshole. I mean he dropped out of college, but still has the audacity to walk around wearing a graduation cap. But – but, everything Kenye West touches is amazing in his and his mother’s eyes. So, who am I to protest? Kanye speaks the Gospel, so I can only assume this bear is one cool dude…
5) U2’s Bono
Oh, yes… take it in – the many faces of Bono.
Yes, U2’s Bono has truly transcended the role of simply being a frontman. If you’ve ever read Chuck Klosterman’s article, Mysterious Days, you’ll have no choice but to agree with me here.
Who’s Your Favorite Band Mascot? Let’s Keep the Dream Alive, for the children… for the children.