“My Chemical Romance is just teenage noise!”
Got your attention?
My 45 year old father used to make fun of My Chemical Romance, and he constantly wrote them off as “teenage noise” and even “the absolute worst musical group of our time” as some of his peers mentioned.
The other day, I bought the Black Parade album, and I sat with my dad (who happens to be a pretty musical person and really appreciates well written and performed music), and we listened to MCR.
And he was shocked.
“They’re really talented. Why do people say they’re bad??”
Teenagers like them.
And as we all know, if teenagers like something, it must suck.
Or if young girls like it, same applies, in society.
Tumblr even has a bit of it.
It’s why we hate on “superwholocks”.
I’ve said this before, but all three of those shows present good and well written stories and with a few episodic exceptions, they’re all around good shows. I enjoy ALL of them.
But we here on tumblr.com have made a joke of people who enjoy those things.
Well, because the people who are into those shows and that fandom tend to act like 12 year olds.
Because many of them ARE 12 year olds!
My point of all this?
Never, ever, write something off just because /teenagers/ enjoy it.
Or just because /girls/ enjoy it.
Listen, watch, and read, before you make up your mind that you hate it.
My Chemical Romance is just as important to some people this day and age as the Beatles were for people in that day and age. (and still are, I adore them too actually.)
Their music means something to people just like the old classics did.