Way: 'Emo Is Garbage'

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE frontman GERARD WAY hates his band's categorisation as 'emo' - and has branded the genre "f**king garbage". The singer insists the group's sound differs greatly from bands who are classed as emo - emotional hardcore rock music - and has urged critics to compare emo and My Chemical Romance side by side to see the difference. He says, "Emo's a pile of s**t, f**king garbage. There are bands we get lumped in with that are considered emo and by default, that starts to make us emo. "All I can say to anyone actually putting the records next to each other and listening to them (is) - there are no similarities."


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yeah i agree some of that BUT his that music that his making is considered EMOTIONAL! lotta videos his cying and showing dark side of him his fans are EMOS and his insulting them? i just confused....
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The actual interview is from a student newspaper, "The Maine Campus."http://media.www.mainecampus.com/media/storage/paper322/news/2007/09/20/Style/My.Chemical.Romance.Talks.To.The.campus-2979744.shtml
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Yeah, but if you put it like that, ALL music is emotional, as they are writing it from their emotions, aren't they?I mean, look at that incredibly annoying song "beautiful girls" by that boy. It's R&B, yes? But if it had a rocky tune, it'd be 'emo'. I mean, the song is about "if you reject me, I'll be suicidal" ... emo.
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Personally it sounds like Gerard was talking out of anger to me (at least I hope he was). I mean, a lot of MCR fans are 'emos' and although he was talking about emo musically, he still may have offended some people which makes me think that he didn't really think about what he was saying. I agree that MCR aren't emo, and I don't like it when people call them emo, but I think that it was kinda out of order for him to say that.
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i love gerard way and mcr im emo and feel sooo wrong for being me because of what he said i dont want to be me anymore i hope he didnt mean wat he said because i love the band and gerard and hope they theythink about what hes said and who es hurt his fans im guna cry now so bye!!!!!!!!!!
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i think all music genres have some sort of "emo-tional" aspecti dont really think that emo is a genre though. maybe because mcr's darker theme of music is becoming accepted into the mainstream (unfortunately), critics and parents alike are jumping at the opportunity in blaming them for their kids'/friends' depression and self-harming. that its mcr's fault that they have changed...i dunno.
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I agree with MissStiff. And additional info.. emo, in the past, means HARDCORE. And teenies gave a new meaning to it. Emo means suckin' and cryin'.. it's a complete bulls**t, I'd say. And if that's what people think, I really don't see why they have to make emo a genre. BUT, if you'll not categorize MCR as emo, what should they be? It can't be just "rock" 'cause the genre rock is too "broad". They can't be punk, they're far from it. Hardcore/metal? Na-ah. Acid rock? No. Alternative? I don't know. But I understand Gerard for saying that. For me, that word "emo" is.. yuck.
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