I hate to start the week off like this. For every other Koopa Kid I have gorgeous art and a cool story about their name. Oh well, Larry Koopa is the first of Bowser’s Brood that you meet in SMB3 so he goes first. All the other kids are named for famous musicians so we assume Larry is, but we can’t figure out who he’s supposed to be! Experts (people geekier than me) have guessed at either Larry King, or Larry Mullen. Larry King not being a musician means we get to hear some Larry Mullen today.
Larry Mullen was the drummer and front man for U2, but when Bono showed up he lost fronting privileges. Here’s a rare moment of him singing instead of drumming.