Monster of the Day #1407

This is easily the scariest band, since it reminds one of Jim Hensen’s Dinosaurs and (blecch!!!) Theodore Rex.

  • bgbear_rnh

    The only band that has been around longer than The Rolling Stones.

  • Eric Hinkle

    They can remember when the Rolling Stones were just gravel.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Now this is a band I’d like to see. I have to wonder how exhausted they are after a performance though. I’ve known some people who did mascoting and/or fursuiting, and they have assured me that you’re gonna sweat in one of those suits!

  • Eric Hinkle

    Last comment, I swear: I always thought that ‘Dinosaurs’ was a cool show until they got so preachy at the end. I remember a wildly hamfisted “War is nasty and icky-poo!” episode; and of course there was the final episode where they killed not just the cast, but everyone on the planet. Because Global Warming created the Ice Age.

  • Rock Baker

    Most shows of this kind bring in a second string of performers wearing the same costumes. Or so I would assume!

  • Flangepart

    I figure they deforested the planet, and only the warm blooded mammals had a chance. Yeah…only Henson would dare to leave your last show telling the audience “Yup, they’re all doomed!”

  • Eric Hinkle

    That or they use a *very* good cooling system in the suits.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I did some more reading on the show, and wow, I must have stopped watching at the exact right moment. The whole thing apparently turned into en endless series of bully pulpit sermons in which everyone with the ‘wrong’ attitudes is stupid and evil and evil and stupid…. Did Henson just forget how to entertain by the end?

  • Trust me, I’ve watched these guys’ videos and they are much less dire than Theodore Rex (then again, explosive diarrhea is less dire than Theodore Rex). Being a kiddie band, they may be as preachy as Dinosaurs, but since I don’t speak Finnish it doesn’t register, therefore no problem!

  • Yes.

  • Or very short setlists.

  • Eric Hinkle

    They just look plain fun to me.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Makes me wonder if he thought, “I spent my entire life entertaining people and subtly teaching important life lessons. Now my clock is running out; I have to convince these dolts to change their wicked ways before it’s too late!”

  • The trailer for their origin movie (yes, they have one, because of course they do) really makes me wish someone wanted to subtitle it. Looks enormously fun and involves wicked witches and trolls and giant dinosaur eggs and concerts all rolled into one batcrap insane story.

  • Eric Hinkle

    See, now that’s the kind of movies they need to be making in Hollywood.

  • The Rev.

    Same here! It looks riotous.