My Chemical Romance covers Dylan's "Desolation Row" (video)

by Lana Cooper

4 March 2009

 
Watchmen Soundtrack Album Cover

My Chemical Romance condenses Bob Dylan’s legendary 11-minute opus into a tidy three minutes of chugging neo-pop/punk with their cover of “Desolation Row”. 

It’s only fitting that MCR’s cover of the Dylan classic should be featured on the soundtrack for the heavily-hyped Watchmen film.  Laying the foundation for much of the now-iconic graphic novel’s action, Alan Moore referenced and quoted from “Desolation Row” in Watchmen‘s original prose.  As Watchmen becomes the latest in a string of comic-based properties to hit the big screen, My Chemical Romance’s cover is a logical link to the intertwining worlds of comics and music slapped onto the film’s soundtrack as lead singer Gerard Way has penned his own critically acclaimed comic, Umbrella Academy—heavily influenced by Moore’s work—since 2007.

 

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