“Na na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na na na na na na…”
(you get the idea)
So, here we are! Welcome back to Y,WGAV!, and I thought we’d kick off with the triumphant return of your favourite band from when you were fifteen – My Chemical Romance. Sure, I’m being incredibly presumptuous and pretentious, but isn’t that my role as a blogger? Besides, MCR were huge a few years back, with The Black Parade being one of the highest-selling records of ’06 in both the pop and rock domains. Hell, for a brief moment there MCR was pop music. It’s only a matter of time before we find out if and how they can top the phenomenon of The Black Parade. But, for now, we have this crazy little teaser to accompany the lead single of the new record.
The first time you watch this will be amass with confusion. There’s crazy beat poetry, bike jackets, little kids with curly hair, shit getting blown up and a tonne of other wacky shit thrown into the mix. They’ve completely ditched the Black Parade concept and uniform and have taken their aesthetics to an entirely new level of grunginess. This appears to be about gang warfare, although with a Tarantino-esque cartoon take on it.
Who knows what this video says about Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, but all I can say is that it’s as red-hot as Gerard Way‘s new hair. This is one of the best videos I’ve seen in awhile – it’s exciting, it’s outlandish and it’s devilishly cool.