I know its low hanging fruit and all but i would really like to make fun of this hilariously stupid paste magazine list of 50 best band logos

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That… That's not the Mastodon logo…

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

they can't even afford to have someone proofread two paragraphs?

scott seward, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

can we just vote now that paste is THE worst name for a magazine ever ever ever? though, strangely, it did fit the content of the magszines i saw...white, sticky, smelly...

scott seward, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can think of other things that are white, sticky, and smelly.

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

This ain't that bad is it? It pretty much covers all the real classic logos only one they're missing is Prince maybe... the new ones are definitely not classic and it feels like a forced attempt to fit in.

Moka, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vintage Trouble (sometimes abbreviated as VT) is an American soul and rock band. The band formed in Hollywood, California in 2010.[1]

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 04:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sooooo... is it just me or did they just flat-out steal the logo from Trouble?

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 04:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 04:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty sure they are confusing band logo with font here

xpost oh ha yeah wow

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Friday, 11 May 2012 04:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 04:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe they play vintage trouble songs.

scott seward, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

proto-trouble tribute band

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Friday, 11 May 2012 04:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

the bastards will pay

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 11 May 2012 05:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh hai i am one of the greatest band logos ever and i see you failed to even consider me

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 May 2012 05:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

no Pearl Jam stickman? I know I'm a stan and all but c'mon.

And yeah some of these are just fonts wtf

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 06:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

until someone carves the deadmaus logo into their forearms and puts it on an album cover this list is NULL AND VOID

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Friday, 11 May 2012 06:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Beatles one was never used anywhere until long after they split iirc, aside from on the drumskin. not that that makes any difference but it wasn't ever on an actual record until a crappy hits comp in 1980.

the geezer who made this shoulda done a logo for the actual band too cause that woulda been ace

piscesx, Friday, 11 May 2012 12:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know it was on a lot of ugly t-shirts, but is that Nirvana one something they ever used on a record?

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Uhhhhhhhhhh.....

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Friday, 11 May 2012 13:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

no darkthrone, no credibility

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 11 May 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is shitty. A mix of fonts and logos, without considering the different implications of design, absolutely no commentary (not even to tell you who the band is), a fair few completely boring ones, and some that weren't even used as logos. Well done, Paste, well done.

(Nick, I'd say that the Nirvana face was drawn on enough school-books and printed on t-shirts to be recognisably associated, but I don't think it was ever on any records...)

emil.y, Friday, 11 May 2012 14:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

lmfao @ Pixies

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

no no credibility

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Flipping through their "list of the day" posts, this is exceptionally pathetic. the rest at least have inane, little "hey this is a movie about dogs that belongs on our 7 Movies About Dogs list" captions.

da croupier, Friday, 11 May 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Beatles one was never used anywhere until long after they split iirc, aside from on the drumskin. not that that makes any difference but it wasn't ever on an actual record until a crappy hits comp in 1980.

being displayed on the front of the kick drum is HOW a lot of bang logos became famous ffs, you're saying the logo in the middle of the screen during the ed sullivan performances isn't famous/canonical enough to count?

i don't really understand everyone's beef here, obviously the list is half-assed and could've been done much better, but quibbling that many band logos are just the band's name in a distinctive font is pretty stupid

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ truth burp

da croupier, Friday, 11 May 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

where I come from, The Monkees were a comedy band.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

half-assed is giving it too much credit.
xpost

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Try now.

Mark G, Friday, 11 May 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

No luck, have to check it from home

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, I'm partial to Angel's ambigram, even though they never used it till their third album:

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Friday, 11 May 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 11 May 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 11 May 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Real talk

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's amazing how many of those so-called logos came from much later in the band's career I mean, take the winged Pixies P - that was for the last album! Or the Pink Floyd one listed here - that was from "The Wall." Just a silly charticle.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 May 2012 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

And for Minneapolitans:

Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's cute when ilx gets all HOW DARE THEY MAKE A LIST, THAT'S WHAT WE DO

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

where is Motorhead u dildos?

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

its not how dare they its just what the hell is this sub-ask.com website why does it exist. for me anyway. if it went away tomorrow i doubt anyone would notice. the people that write for it probably wouldn't even notice.

scott seward, Friday, 11 May 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's what I was trying to post, the Motorhead logo, but isn't working.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 11 May 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Suburbs logo was so fkin awes.

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

some dude, the very thread title apologizes for the whole endeavor.

grandavis, Friday, 11 May 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Didn't look like that bad a list to me, just skimming. Husker Du is an obvious omission, and maybe, not that anybody cares anymore, Chicago.

clemenza, Friday, 11 May 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

we should just come up with our own 50

Drive By Truckers Cooleybird gets my vote, though it might not make a list of 50 with all the classics around

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

some dude, the very thread title apologizes for the whole endeavor.

― grandavis, Friday, May 11, 2012 12:56 PM (30 minutes ago) Bookmark

well i was talking mainly about the responses, but even the thread starter was a little over the top about "oh my god that's not a logo that's a FONT"

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

we take our marketing very seriously here

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are 'logos' and 'insignias' interchangeable? B/c a lot of my favorites are really insignias w/o any text. Blue Oyster Cult for example. They don't have a 'logo' I really care for but their insignia is probably my favorite ever.

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Huskers otoh had a killer logo and a killer insig.

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

glad they mention the classic camper van beethovan font that EVERYONE in my jr high had all over their trapper keepers

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've never gotten clear about the distinction between font and typeface. and now re: husker du, logo and insignia.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 11 May 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey, it turns out that this list of band logos in past magazine is bad and terrible

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

capt save a pastes up in here

da croupier, Friday, 11 May 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

logo and insignia are roughly interchangeable terms when it comes to this sort of thing. neither has to have text to count. BOC symbol is a classic band logo/insignia.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

iirc, the difference between font and typface, refers to the difference between the concrete thing you print with (the font) and the design embodied in it (the typeface)

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blue Oyster Cult for example. They don't have a 'logo' I really care for but their insignia is probably my favorite ever.

I mentioned in some BOC thread how I drew one on the blackboard EVERY DAY during high school calculus class!

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Revolution By Mid-Morning

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the classic GNR logo which wasn't included.

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

and the Scissor Sisters one is just like, who the fuck cares

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Although good job on including Ween.

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

glad they mention the classic camper van beethovan font that EVERYONE in my jr high had all over their trapper keepers

― Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, May 11, 2012 1:37 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

rare moment when i really have no idea if m@tt is being sarcastic

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ more "a band logo" than a great one

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

those links didnt work

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't see those!

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Weezer uses that same logo on every fucking album cover. So instead let's include that flying W thing.

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

This should've been a poll btw (Black Flag would've had my vote).

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

caulk the wagon and float it, Friday, 11 May 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

hokey, i guess stuff isn't showing. dang bands. at risk of redundancy:



10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cheap Trick! That's gotta be all time top 10.

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah Cheap Trick otm
also Maiden

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure these would have been linked to somewhere else, but:

http://horsesthink.com/?p=1080

The original site seems to have disappeared. A friend bought me the Scorsese; would rather have gotten the Bela Tarr.

clemenza, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

glad they mention the classic camper van beethovan font that EVERYONE in my jr high had all over their trapper keepers

― Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, May 11, 2012 1:37 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

rare moment when i really have no idea if m@tt is being sarcastic

― some dude, Friday, May 11, 2012 1:48 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha totally sarcastic! i mean, no one cares about camper van beethovan!

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 11 May 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

horses think otm

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blitzen Von Trappist (?) but no Sisters Of Mercy/Merciful Release? Fuck this life.

Ima Skim Read That Bitch (Doran), Friday, 11 May 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

speaking of which:

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

who is it on ilx who has this on them again?

piscesx, Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink


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