My Chemical Romance continued to talk a big game about their upcoming album in an interview with MTV at Comic Con last month. Frontman Gerard Way, however, switched gears on his previous statement that the new album would return to the band’s punk roots, instead citing:
[The new album is] definitely more aggressive, but to me it feels like a celebration of rock and roll. It feels like a true love letter to rock and roll. There’s something about being an American rock-and-roll band that we’ve kind of grown into and we’re very proud of. And I think that’s what we’re celebrating with this record. There’s no agenda, there’s no mission; it’s just about rock and roll.
OK, we get it. It’s going to be a “rock and roll” album. Sort of takes the wind out of my sails, to be honest, but if it’s half as good as “The Black Parade” I’ll be ok with it.
Soooo, last week Gerard claimed the band had written their “Born to Run”, which is a reference to what is arguably the best song Bruce Springstein ever wrote for all you kiddies out there. The song is called “Death Before Disco” and you can judge for yourself if it deserves the title of “Best MCR Song” by watching this video of the tune being performed live at the Roxy last weekend. Warning: the audio SUCKS, which might sort of undermine the whole point of this article. I like to hear myself talk, what can I say?