We were pretty excited when we heard that My Chemical Romance was set to play Saturday Night Live–but alas, their performance on Saturday’s show was somewhat lacking. Playing in the audienceless vacuum that is the SNL set didn’t help matters, but picking the downtempo “Cancer” as their second song proved to be their downfall–if any band should not go the traditional rocker-then-ballad singles-release route, it’s these guys, who derive about 90% of their strength from speeding up, and turning up, the most over-the-top aspects of rock and roll.
SNL – MCR: Cancer [YouTube]
SNL – MCR: Welcome To The Black Parade [YouTube]
Previously: Idolator’s Breathless Anticipation Of My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade