Thursday, February 22, 2007

Day 105 - My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade

DAY 105
My Chemical Romance – "Welcome To The Black Parade”
From "The Black Parade"

It is funny… I was struggling with what song I wanted to choose today, and as I was driving home this song came on the radio. This is the first time I have heard it and the lyrics at the very beginning grabbed my attention and I had to turn it up.

When I was a young boy,
My Father took me into the city,
To see a marching band.

He said, "Son when, you grow up,
Would you be the savior of the broken,
The beaten and the damned?"

He said, "Will you defeat them,
Your demons and all the non-believers,
The plans that they have made?

"Because one day, I leave you,
A phantom to lead you in the summer,
To join the black parade."

I don’t know exactly why but I was so drawn in by the lyrics and the tone that lead vocalist, Gerard Way, sang especially at the very beginning that I felt this had to be my choice for today.

I like the "punkish" vibe this band has, but also how they mix almost a late ‘80’s early ‘90’s guitar in there as well. This is a fun song to drive to and to crank up for some good tunes.

Check out the video on YouTube if you like, it is pretty cool.

Go see what Andy chose today
Go see what Glenn chose today
Go see what Heuristics Inc. chose today
Go see what Niveous chose today
Go see what Troy chose today
Click here to see my song choices thus far (sorted by artist)

1 comment:

jessbuzz said...


Burbank, CA — Reprise Records' My Chemical Romance will launch the second leg of their extensive tour in support of their Number One Rock album, the RIAA gold-certified, The Black Parade. The second round of the U.S. arena tour, produced by Art Show - a national touring division of Goldenvoice - will kick off in Houston, TX at the Reliant Arena. Tickets went on sale Saturday, February 10, 2007 via Ticketmaster.

The Black Parade, an epic theatrical concept album about mortality, has been named “Album Of The Year” by Blender Magazine, stating “My Chemical Romance transcended the cliché…to craft a grandiose epic that just might make them the biggest band in the world." Rolling Stone says "The Black Parade is the best mid-Seventies record of 2006, a rabid, ingenious paraphrasing of echoes and kitsch from rock's golden age of bombast."

The week after its release, The Black Parade claimed the Number One spot on SoundScan's Rock, Alternative, Top Albums Retailers, Indy/Small Chain, Internet, and Digital Album Charts. It also shot to Number 2 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, selling more than 240,000 copies its first week of release. The first single, "Welcome To The Black Parade," has enjoyed eight weeks at the top of the Alternative / Modern Rock Radio Charts in the U.S. and the singles chart for two consecutive weeks in the UK.