Join 3,555 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


So raise your glass high for tomorrow we die
March 14, 2008 10:55 AM   Subscribe

For the fourth single off their second album, My Chemical Romance shot a World War II mini-movie^ that was turned into the video for The Ghost of You. Fast-forward to MCR's third album and a fan-made animated storybook video that continues the story from The Ghost of You video, incorporating the plot from the concept album Welcome to the Black Parade^, and set to the song Mama. Fans are sometimes pretty awesome.
posted by FunkyHelix (26 comments total)

 
"This video is not available in your country."

Somehow I don't think I'm missing anything aka Your Favorite Band Sucksfilter.
posted by the dief at 10:59 AM on March 14, 2008


This video is not available in your country.

Any hints on how to spoof IP?
posted by KokuRyu at 10:59 AM on March 14, 2008


I'd run it through a US proxy, which would take some non-negligible time to figure out, which would be embarassing for me, because I'd be putting time and effort and gray cells into figuring out how to watch a My Chemical Romance video for chrissakes, and at work besides.
posted by the dief at 11:01 AM on March 14, 2008


Still yes, fans are sometimes pretty awesome. Go fans go!
posted by the dief at 11:02 AM on March 14, 2008


That's awesome! And it makes me need to ask you if you've seen Torchwood Babies? Fen. Are. Awesome!
posted by headspace at 11:17 AM on March 14, 2008


I realize that my favorite band also sucks, but OMG.
posted by The World Famous at 11:22 AM on March 14, 2008


I love Torchwood Babies! So adorable.
posted by FunkyHelix at 11:28 AM on March 14, 2008


Flagged as "Your Favorite Band Sucksfilter"
posted by kittens for breakfast at 11:36 AM on March 14, 2008


I'd run it through a US proxy, which would take some non-negligible time to figure out, which would be embarassing for me, because I'd be putting time and effort and gray cells into figuring out how to watch a My Chemical Romance video for chrissakes, and at work besides.

But with your Comic Book Guy voice, I'd imagine you work all day in a comic book store, and have very little work to do.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:42 AM on March 14, 2008


Close. I'm a librarian.
posted by the dief at 11:42 AM on March 14, 2008


MCR is my daughter's favorite band. She is 14.
posted by Postroad at 12:10 PM on March 14, 2008


My Chemical Romance... My God... My Chemical Romance

The truth is, I don't hate this band. Or rather, I kinda do, but at the same time, I... it's tough to even say this...

I like "Welcome to the Black Parade" against all better judgment. I've spent too much of my life battling against other's opinions, and decades building decent taste, and I can tell you that for some reason that song gets under my radar and it pisses me off to no end.

It's like MCR staked out a plot of musical real estate, proclaimed it Guiltipleasuristan and then rand for dictator-for-life on a hard-line Anti-cred platform. There is simply nothing on earth justifiable about this group.

And still... that song... it gets to me... like a fantasy I can't deny... mocking me, talling me I can't escape who I am...

I start to wonder, is this some small, inconsequential approximation of what it's like to come out in sdmall, redneck, fundamentalist middle America? To be a Williamsburg hipster and admit, in front of friends and family and admit, eternal judgment be damned, that you enjoy a My Chemical Romance Song? SHould I just find my brothers and sisters and stand strong, knowing that this - admitting it to myself - is the worst part?

No. Because then I hear "Teenagers" or anything else by them and I come back to my senses, thank god.
posted by Navelgazer at 12:52 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


note: bandsuckfilter, etc etc etc,

whatever else you want to say about MCR (all of which is prolly true), you can't deny the sheer queenish* ambition and spectacle of black parade.

Queenish meaning both "Fred Mercury" AND G-rads obsession with... LIZA MINELLI?????? haw haw haw
posted by [son] QUAALUDE at 1:06 PM on March 14, 2008


headspace, you made my day with that link. gwen with a stuffed petrodactyl! :D
posted by cowbellemoo at 1:07 PM on March 14, 2008


I dunno. I like 'em. They're ridiculous and fun.
posted by FunkyHelix at 1:12 PM on March 14, 2008


WHEN I WAS
posted by Greg Nog at 1:27 PM on March 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Who?

/obligatory
posted by C.Batt at 1:39 PM on March 14, 2008


What?
posted by Big_B at 2:52 PM on March 14, 2008


I can't watch this at work, but fans are awesome, and frankly, so's My Chemical Romance. They're an ambitious, hooky band whose popularity amongst the young should not be held against them. The Black Parade is perfect big, fat, theatrical, angst music.

Also, Gerard Way's comic book, The Umbrella Academy, is made of awesome and glorious. He's a man of many talents (I once saw his pre-fame pitch for Cartoon Network, and it was fun) and he deserves his success.
posted by Sticherbeast at 3:06 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


again, my daughter. this time she says if you like MCR you should google Tokio Hotel--and that is the way this German group slellsit.
posted by Postroad at 4:07 PM on March 14, 2008


The first time I heard My Chemical Romance on the radio in my car, I thought to myself, "Jesus, Styx were a terrible fucking band. How did anyone listen to this shit??"

It was weeks, weeks later when I discovered that "Welcome to the Black Parade" wasn't a Styx song. Plus ca change.
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 5:09 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Video--interesting. Like the snare hits mimicking the Germans firing an MG 42.

Music? Sucky overwrought son-of-fake-alternative from the '90's.
posted by Ironmouth at 6:16 PM on March 14, 2008


Navelgazer, stay strong, I'm in exactly the same position. I had a radio show in college devoted to 90's indie-rock and post-hardcore, for Fuck's sake. I've been to a half-dozen Converge shows. I live in the Lower East Side. I have a Twelve Hour Turn t-shirt that I only break out on special occasions. I've never once set foot inside a Hot Topic. My hipster tough-guy credentials are seemingly flawless. And yet, there are at least two singles from My Chemical Romance's second album that I occasionally find myself humming.

This isn't supposed to happen to people like me.
posted by saladin at 6:35 AM on March 15, 2008


Now see, my main problem with "My Chemical Romance" is that every time I hear their name I think of The Mekons song "Chemical Wedding", and reflexively compare them to The Mekons. And, through no fault of their own, they are no Mekons.
But yeah, their fan art is sometimes very cool.

Did I still do my part for the "yourfavoritebandsucks"?
posted by stagewhisper at 12:42 PM on March 15, 2008


I just looked up the Cartoon Network pilot thingy that was mentione by the MCR dude. here it is for anyone so inclined. To be honest, it didn't do much for me, though I did dig the drawing style quite a bit. Just a little too forced-wackiness for my tastes, but hey. I've heard his comic book is really good, though.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 4:47 PM on March 15, 2008


I start to wonder, is this some small, inconsequential approximation of what it's like to come out in sdmall, redneck, fundamentalist middle America? To be a Williamsburg hipster and admit, in front of friends and family and admit, eternal judgment be damned, that you enjoy a My Chemical Romance Song?

Maybe if it were 1998! It's hip to be into mainstream stuff these days. MCR is a perfect example.

I'm not hip enough to like them though.
posted by ludwig_van at 5:09 PM on March 15, 2008


« Older Google Sky...  |  Bert and Ernie perform "A Divi... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments