Kevin Smith On The My Chemical Romance Song He'd Turn Into A Movie

When asked which My Chemical Romance song he'd turn into a film, Kevin Smith's answer was… well, pretty unsurprising, actually.

Kevin Smith On The My Chemical Romance Song He'd Turn Into A Movie

Given that Gerard Way is scoring Kevin Smith's upcoming Clerks 3 movie, it's safe to assume that the cult director is – like the rest of us – a big My Chemical Romance fan.

And during his own Fatman Beyond podcast, he was actually asked a specific question from a fan about the band: what song of the New Jersey rock heroes' he'd turn into a film based on the lyrics.

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“Welcome To The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance,” reveals Kevin in the Live From The Quarantina episode. “Such an epic song. I’m building Clerks 3 around that song so this is actually a great question for me right now.” WOAH!

Kevin isn't the only huge fan of the epic 2006 single; My Chem guitarist Ray Toro once revealed it was his favourite song of theirs – along with The Black Parade closer Famous Last Words.

“Welcome To The Black Parade is like our Bohemian Rhapsody,” he revealed in an interview back in 2007. “It’s probably the most epic song on the record. I love how it came together. It’s a song that we had been writing since the start of the band, but it started out in a very different form.

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“That song had about five or six different movements and the closest thing I could relate it to is Green Day’s Jesus Of Suburbia, where you have all these different parts of a song which all work together,” he continued. “When we moved to LA to work on the record, we decided that the song still wasn’t working, so we tried adding that fast punk beat and then it felt really good. We tracked the whole thing and then Gerard felt that the lyrics weren’t saying anything to him, and neither was the chorus. So we changed a few things. What’s really cool when you write music is sometimes all you have to do is change a chord progression and that completely changes the face of the song. So we basically just changed one note in the chorus and it let Gerard go somewhere else that he wouldn’t have gone, and that’s where the hook of the song came from.”

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