Here at Baeble, we're huge James Bond fans. My favorite Bond, aside from the obvious answer of Connery, is Daniel Craig. Yeah, yeah, yeah, fight me about it. He's gritty, aloof, and just flat out tough as nails. I once read an article where it claimed he couldn't be the "sexiest" Bond or the "toughest" Bond or whatever, because he threw up when poisoned (in Casino Royale
). But, hello? He gets saved by a ravishing girl, then goes back to win billions of dollars. Pretty secret-agent-y if you ask me. Anyways, in light of our sharp dressed spy and the new James Bond movie Spectre
coming out this week, we figured we'd mash up our musical minds and our film minds to create a list of some of the baddest villains played by some of the baddest musicians in the game right now. And that's Music, Baeble Music to you.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (You Only Live Twice): Travis Barker
The menacing bald guy; who better than Barker? The punk drumming icon often looks chilling as can be in pictures, and barely breaks his expression. (Menacing or not, he's one of our idols, but that's for a later post). Plus, the whole head tattoo thing can be a bit startling to the eye, even as a tattoo collector myself. Maybe instead of a car, Barker could be holding a snare drum, petting the wires underneath as they "pur."
Xenia Onatopp (GoldenEye): Taylor Swift
The Soviet fighter-jet bombshell. She might have been one of Bond's toughest female opponents to conquer. Meaning, kill. Bond has, uh, "conquered" quite a number of females if you catch my drift. Swift would be perfect for this role. She's sexy, and she has attitude. She already showed us she can kick and punch her way to victory against Kendrick Lamar. Bond seems like a suitable next opponent. She might have to die her hair brunette, but I mean, who could complain about that? She can pull off anything. (P.S. Taylor, I do happen to be more of a fan of brunettes, just saying).
Le Chiffre (Casino Royale): John Mayer
The perfect guy. He's got enough composure to sit at the blackjack table and not freak out, but just enough energy to rile Bond up. He seems intelligent too, you know? Mayer would definitely be able to handle his words without any fumble, just like Le Chiffre. And Mayer totally seems like the type of guy who would poison Bond and smirk about it as he excuses himself from the table. (Just kidding, John. We love you!)
Auric Goldfinger (Goldfinger): Killer Mike
The perfect big-guy badass. Goldfinger has been generally nominated as one of the best Bond villains, and the most sinister Bond villain by an IMDB poll. Killer Mike could easily be the Miami Beach money vaccuum that is Auric Goldfinger. Perhaps, El-P could double as Oddjob?
Raul Silva (from Skyfall): Alan Palomo (Neon Indian)
In the 2012 Skyfall
, Silva is played by Javier Bardem, the stoic Spanish actor. So how about the also hispanic electro-villain, Alan Palomo of Neon Indian? He can try to shut down 007 and get revenge on M with his super-funky-dance-wave gun.