December 07, 2007

Two Great Things, Together at Last

It took a while for AMV Hell 4 to grow on me. One of the things that really grabbed me was the song "Welcome to the Black Parade", played during the ending credits.

Now, My Chemical Romance is not the kind of band I would normally find myself listening to. The prevailing opinion of them is that they're an "emo" band, regardless of what the band members may think. To be honest, I probably wouldn't recognize any of their other songs.

"Welcome to the Black Parade" is not a negative song. It sounds negative at first. That is until they hit the first chorus and you figure out that it's nothing of the sort. And that's why I like it.

The theme is carrying on in the face of pain, fear, sorrow, and grief.

That got me to thinking about how well it would mesh with the themes from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

 

Lo-and-behold, someone already put it together. (For the love of all that is holy, don't watch the video behind the spoiler tag if you want to get anything out of Gurren Lagann.)

If you read through the comments swamp, you'll see a lot of the hate directed at My Chemical Romance as an "emo" band. A lot of people allow their preconcieved notions of prior art to get in the way of seeing what is actually being said in the piece at hand.

I despise rap/hip-hop music in general, and I'm not a fan of opera. But I won't allow that to keep me from experiencing a rare moment when the two mesh to produce something great. (Don't mind the engrish, and I think he's over his "peeps" quota.)

Posted in Anime by: Will at 11:20 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Oh, Will, I adore My Chemical Romance in secret due to their reputation as an "Emo" band.

Here is a little MCR Christmas Cheer: All I Want For Christmas
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And my favorite MCR song: You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison (from the Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge Album)

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Sometimes Imeem.com goes through and nukes songs to make them 30 second clips, so I apologize if that happens.

Good post, Will

Posted by: Kerith at December 09, 2007 02:01 PM (uS+aN)

2 Oops - Apparently I am not allowed to embed flash objects into your blog Here are the links:

You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison

All I Want For Christmas

Posted by: Kerith at December 09, 2007 02:19 PM (uS+aN)

3

There are certain limitations put in place to cut down on external abuse of the comment system. The other thing to keep in mind when commenting around here is that the editor is WYSIWYG. When you paste html in the editor, it's treated like normal text, not code. The far right button in the tool bar is where you go to view the source code. You would have to paste your embed code there (like so)

And even then, it doesn't appear to have been accepted because certain html tags are locked out.

Posted by: Will at December 09, 2007 04:07 PM (E3UGR)

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