[MP3] MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE’s new jam will kick you in the NA NA NA nads!

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♫ My Chemical Romance – Na Na Na

Lets get 3 three things clear: 1) That’s the best single cover of the year. 2) I love MyChemical Romance. Always have. 3) You certainly don’t have to like them by any means but if the fact  that I do cheapens your opinion of this blog then you can fuck off. Seriously, I don’t want your narrow-minded, high-and-mighty bullshit around here.* OK! Moving on to this ripping new jam that is unfortunately too late for summer because I would have loved to strap some lap-dog to my head and do my best impression of that cover while letting “Na Na Na” shred some poor jalopy’s sound system! It’s great to see the guys loosening up on the depressing black shtick and really going for the good times full steam. 4 years off seems to have done the band well after the slight misstep of The Black Parade. Gone is are scowls and black, replaced by a band that is clearly less concerned with fulfilling someone’s expectations of them and is instead celebrating good times and fun music. Criticize “emo” all you want for wearing it’s heart on it’s sleeve but you can’t criticize this song for wearing it’s fun on it’s sleeve by going with the most appropriate title possible! Anyway, you get the picture. I love these guys and dig this song and am psyched to hear what else they have cooked up for us on the forthcoming Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. I’d give you guys a primer on my favorite MCR jams off their first 3 albums (like I usually do) but the truth is that most of you have already made up your minds on MCR and will never be able to love them like I do and there isn’t anything I can do about it. Bummer. No point in telling you the story of seeing them open for The Used and Thrice in Poughkeepsie back in ’03 when they were small enough that Gerard could have drinks at the bar and nobody came up to him but my buddy Ted and I. The dude was as chill as ever and went on to rock the night into one of the top spots on my best concerts of all time list. Oops, better stop there before I get into the story about…

*if this post makes me sound like some bitter aging music fanboy asshole then, well, then I guess I am. (Sometimes.)

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  1. Livingstone
    Livingstone says:

    I fully support your decision to cover My Chemical Romance regardless of how poppy, punky, or emo they are. Would love to see more mainstream music get the respect it deserves next to our hipster shit. That’s why I read your blog. You’re unafraid to like what you like, you’re not just some trendhopping wannabe.

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