Thursday, March 31, 2011

MCR on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge: Pulp, Unicorns and Radio 1's Big Weekend Festival

UPDATE: March 31 @ 9:34 A.M.

Listen to MCR's cover of Pulp's "Common People":
My Chemical Romance - Common People (Pulp Cover) by thisisfakediy

ORIGINAL POST

My Chemical Romance's session at BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge that aired this morning featured in-BBC-studio performances of "Common People" by Pulp, which they had performed at a few stops of their recent European tour, and of MCR's current U.K. single "Planetary (GO!)."

In the interview the accompanied the live performances, My Chemical Romance discussed topics ranging from their joking that that shred all the stuffed unicorn toys they get on tour to performing at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend on May 15.

When asked what they would be likely to play at the festival, Gerard Way said they would possibly play a lot of material from Danger Days..., which the interviewer suggested, but that they hadn't worked out their festival sets yet, but that they wanted to include old material too to make "a good mix."

The band also talked about their pre-Danger-Days recording and the decision to scrap it. "It was the best thing for us," Gerard Way said. "I'm so glad we did it. You gotta make something you really believe in, and that's what we did. It was even harder because we'd already been gone for so long."

Frank Iero added that deciding to scrap the album was "one of those situations that could have been really scary. It could have been one of those band-killers where it's just like, 'Agh, I don't want to deal with this and go do this record again,' but we had written 4 new songs when we got to the point where we were like, 'Oh, wait. We have a new record right now. This is the new stuff; this is what we want to be doing.' So, I think we were just excited that we had found this new sound, and we wanted to chase it."

See videos from the session here.

Note: Those videos do not play outside of the U.K.. I'm sure someone will have put them on another video site by the time I get out of class today. No worries!

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you give more details on the unicorn toys?

I'm hoping somebody will put the interview part too.

Cassie The Venomous said...

The interviewer asked if they ever get strange gifts from fans, and they said they'll ask for things (ie: Mikey Way paintings). The interviewer asked them about "fluffy toys," and they said they have a "shredder for them" and that the unicorn toys go in first.

Recently, they tried to dispel the myth that Mikey Way loves unicorns. They're really driving that point in, it seems. Haha! Just being funny.