College Kids React to My Chemical Romance (MCR X)

♪ (industrial music) ♪ ♪ (haunting tune) ♪
– ♪ Long ago ♪ ♪ Just like the hearse… ♪
– [Bleep] yeah! Oh my god! – Is it My Chemical Romance? Oh shit. Okay. – This was my shit
when I was in fifth grade. – ♪ …from you ♪ ♪ (fast paced pop punk) ♪
♪ Burning… ♪ – This is so metal. – I love this so much. – ♪ Holding on tonight ♪ ♪ What’s the worst… ♪
– Oh, it’s My Chemical Romance. Duh. – It’s taking me back to seventh grade. ♪ (mid-tempo emo music) ♪
– ♪ …if I stay ♪ ♪ So long and good night ♪ – There were so many girls on Myspace
who wanted to be that girl. I bet you a million dollars
they’re like, “(sigh) Oh man, can it be her lying in my coffin?” ♪ Can you hear me ♪ – For a dead person,
she’s dancing pretty well. – This is so beautiful. – It’s so dark, man. – I want to know where
they have funerals like this. – ♪ …if I stay ♪ ♪ So long… ♪
– It makes me happy. Is that weird? – Wow, it’s so dramatic. – ♪ Goodnight ♪ ♪ (song concludes) ♪ (fervent applause)
– That was so cool! – Who are they? Or is that for me to figure out? – I should’ve worn my My Chem shirt. – ♪ Now I know ♪ ♪ That I can’t… ♪
– Oh, this is iconic right here. – ♪ But where’s your heart ♪
– (mouthing lyrics) – These look like different guys, but they all just have
different hair styles. – ♪ There’s nothing I can say ♪ ♪ To change that part ♪ ♪ To change ♪ ♪ (explosive music) ♪ – Man, I’m having flashbacks
of junior high right now. ♪ (thrashing music) ♪ – Boosh! (drumming table) – ♪ So many ♪ – I like it a lot. – ♪ …that cast a shadow ♪ ♪ A life that’s so demanding ♪ ♪ I can’t speak ♪ – I’ve never seen
these videos this whole time and it’s just like yeah,
this is definitely the video. – ♪ Honey if you stay ♪ ♪ I’ll be forgiven ♪ – I’m gonna bring back
that mascara, for real. – I was never a guyliners boy though. – ♪ These bright lights
have always blinded me ♪ – Just their level of confidence
you have to have to make those faces
directly into a camera. – ♪ I see you lying next to me ♪ ♪ With words I thought… ♪
– He’s so creepy. I love it. – ♪ ‘Cause I see you lying next to me ♪
– I like the drumming. – ♪ With words I thought I’d never speak ♪ – Oh shit. That’s deep. – He’s so passionate about his own music. – ♪ Asleep or dead ♪ ♪ Honey if you stay, I’ll be forgiven ♪ – This band’s on fire now! Oh my gosh. – ♪ …stop me coming home ♪ – These are memories, man. That’s nostalgic right there,
My Chemical Romance. Now it’s about the nae nae. – He speaks his heart and I love that. – I love when people
are just so authentically and genuinely themselves. I just felt him through his music
and through his performance. I could feel his soul. ♪ (striking piano melody) ♪ – ♪ When I was… ♪
– (Adam) ♪ A young boy ♪ ♪ My father took me into the city ♪ – (Morgan) ♪ To see a marching band ♪ My dad likes this song. – ♪ He said, “Son, when you grow up” ♪ – I learned how to play drums
to this, actually. – ♪ …the savior of the broken ♪ – The music is pretty interesting,
but there’s this theme of death. – ♪ …to lead you in the summer ♪ ♪ To join the black parade ♪ ♪ (music swells) ♪
– Yes. – Yes! – ♪ When I was a young boy ♪ – I haven’t heard this song
in, like, ten years. – ♪ …took me into the city ♪ – This is so intense and it’s so sick! ♪ (thrashing drums) ♪
– This is my favorite drum part. ♪ (pop punk music) ♪ – Yes! – The guy’s dying,
but they’re still rocking out. – Man, this is such a throwback. This is crazy. – ♪ We’ll carry on ♪ – (Adam) ♪ We’ll carry on ♪ I can’t sing like him though.
Not even close. – ♪ …believe me ♪ ♪ Your memory will carry on ♪ – They have very intense hair transformation. Like, it started long and black
and now it’s so short and white. – ♪ Do or die, you’ll never make me ♪ ♪ Because the world… ♪ – I think this is one of the most popular
music videos of that time. – ♪ You’ll never break me ♪ ♪ We want it all ♪ (guitar riff) – They’re so poetic, like, as lyricists. – ♪ …I’m not a hero ♪ ♪ I don’t care ♪ – (hushed) Yeah! (laughing) Yeah. – (Adam) ♪ We’ll carry on ♪ – ♪ And though you’re broken and defeated ♪ ♪ Your weary widow marches on ♪ ♪ Do or die, you’ll never make me ♪ – Ooh, this song
hits me in the feels, guys. – ♪ We’ll carry on ♪ – I think I just got a crush just now. – That music video was beautiful. The guy is insane, but in a genius way. – I just feel happy right now. – It makes me reminisce
back to when I was in middle school. Back when I had no responsibilities
and all I did was listen to MCR. ♪ (industrial music) ♪ – (Finebros) So this was a selection
of songs from My Chemical Romance, who were super popular back in the 2000’s. Overall, what did you think of their music? – I really liked it. – Some of it was a little bit dark. The visuals, I think,
is the most interesting part. – It’s just a little heavier
than I listen to, but I know The Black Parade. That’s, like, the staple. – I love their music. I used to listen to that style religiously. – It speaks to me on a spiritual level. – I love the lyrics
’cause it’s all so poetic and it tells a story, especially
with The Black Parade album. It’s like a complete rock opera. Every song is talking
about the concept of death. – (Finebros) We’re covering them
now because their album, The Black Parade,
was released back in 2006, making this the 10th anniversary
of that album. – No way! – Yeah, that sound about right, yeah. – Wow. That’s only ten year old. – I feel old. I’m an adult. I pay taxes. That’s wild. – (Finebros) What does the song
Welcome to the Black Parade and The Black Parade album mean to you
and what memories does it give you? – It gives me total memories. The Black Parade was the go-to album
for everybody at that age. – I remember My Chemical Romance
being the epitome of emo rock. – I remember I was just laying in my bed, looking at the ceiling like, “Oh my god.” It speaks to me in ways
that most music doesn’t. – I get really emotional
listening to that song. I think I was going through
some sort of bullying at the time and (sniffling) that song
just really gave me the strength. It honestly just inspired me to,
you know, stay true to myself and be who I am made to be. – (Finebros) So the band
stayed together for about 12 years, but eventually broke up in 2013. But not too long ago,
the band’s account tweeted out a vague promo video
that ended with the date 9/23/16. – Yeah, everyone was like, “Tour?
Or get back together?” – It was all over my Twitter feed and stuff. It’s like the second coming of Jesus. – (Finebros) A day later,
they said the promo was only for the upcoming
10th anniversary addition of The Black Parade album,
which devastated many of the fans who thought they might be
getting back together. What do you think about that? – That’s just messing with peoples’ hearts. – That’s a huge tease. That’s like bringing out
a pepperoni and being like, “You’ll get the pizza eventually.” – That’s not cool, My Chemical Romance. Don’t go in that direction. – That’d be so [bleep] disappointing. I’d be so pissed. – I think it’s clever marketing. We’re gonna pretend
like we’re getting back together so people will tune in
and check us out again, but then we’re just not. – I was pissed. They had to know
that by tweeting this out, especially with how vague it is,
that people would take it as a “we got something
in the books for you!” – (Finebros) So even though
they’ve been broken up for several years now, they still have
this very committed fan base that continues to follow
the band to this day. Why do you think they’ve
maintained such a huge following? – I think it must’ve just made
a really good impression on people. – Just ’cause they love their music. I mean, music really never dies. – If you really fall
in love with the music, or the band and group,
they’re pretty much immortal to you. – People don’t want
to let go of their past. Like, I still listen to stuff
way back from the ’90s. – They were obviously
a very emotional band, so there’s probably a lot of people
that were going through stuff in high school and junior high
and they used My Chemical Romance to sort of get away. – Before My Chem,
there wasn’t really a band that spoke to the emo community as much, as widespread as they did. But then My Chem came along,
and they’re like, “Be emo with us. We’re gonna write songs
about what you’re going through.” – (Finebros) So finally,
what do you think is the legacy of My Chemical Romance
and The Black Parade? – I mean, I think it’s gonna
continue on for a pretty long time. I think that that’s gonna
trail along as a staple in early 2000’s music. – They were one of the last people
that produced quality music in that genre. – You know when our parents are like,
“Ah, ACDC, Led Zeppelin, they’re the best.” People are gonna be like, “Back in my day,
we had The Black Parade.” They’ll be one of the classics, for sure. – It’s not very often that
you’re gonna find a modern day band that’s going to have
a song or songs or album that is gonna last forever. I wasn’t around for The Beatles,
but I still know– you could play one note
of The Beatles song and I’m like, “Ah, that’s Day Tripper.” I bet you that’s what our kids
are gonna do with The Black Parade. – Thanks for watching
this episode of College Kids React. – Subscribe! We have
brand new content every week. – Let us know in the comments
what music we should react to next. – Bye, guys. ♪ (industrial music) ♪

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