36 – Gerard Way – My Chemical Romance
Say what you like about My Chemical Romance, their frontman never fails to give good quote. That’s because he invests so much thought in the conceptual side of his band. He claims new album “Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys” was inspired by “70’s muscle cars”. Sounds ludicrous? Listen to the record, with it’s gleaming surfaces and growling punk-rock exuberance, and it makes perfect sense. A songwriter with a filmmaker’s eye for the cool detail and sassy turn-of-phrase. Way understands that great bands are not just about the music.
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