Earlier today (March 31), American alt-rock outfit My Chemical Romance stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to tease their latest LP, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and more. And during their visit, Gerard Way and Co. covered what is considered to be one of the top songs featured in the Britpop canon: Pulp‘s “Common People.”
From there, a barrage of mixed opinion took over the Twittersphere, The Metro reports. But for MCR, Jarvis Cocker‘s epic tune — which they’ve been performing some during their current European tour — is one that’s stayed close to their hearts for a long, long time.
“This is a song that, growing up in New Jersey, was very important to me and [bassist] Mikey [Way] and anybody that heard it,” frontman Gerard Way told host Fearne Cotton. “It was very relevant to us being from a place that you felt like you could never get out of, that you were never going to escape… it’s a real honest song with amazing lyrics and it speaks to regular people.”
He added: “I remember pushing carts at a supermarket, listening to this song on headphones on a little cassette player and just wondering if I was ever going to get the hell out of New Jersey.”
Check out My Chemical Romance’s rendition of “Common People” below:
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