Frank Iero, rhythm guitarist for reunited emo veterans My Chemical Romance, has released a new video for his track Medicine Square Garden. Take a look above.
The video features a guest appearance from heavy metal band GWAR, with Berserker Blothar, JizMak Da Gusha, Balsac the Jaws of Death and The World Maggot all making appearances. While the video begins with the ever-popular 80s dance workout video format, things turn inevitably gory as they often do in, well, any media featuring GWAR.
Ieoro described the song as “a five and a half minute attempt at answering the question, ‘What if Prince wrote a Sleep song?’” He also elaborated on his inspiration for the video: “if that’s not batshit enough for you, I already had the video in my head. So armed with crudely drawn set designs and a typed-up description of a witchy calisthenics workout meets a Robert Palmer alien massacre, I submitted my pitch to the label. This was my vision from the beginning and no one told me I was crazy. What a world.”
The track Medicine Square Garden is taken from the album Barriers, released last year. Speaking about the track’s importance to the overall LP, Iero said: “It was apparent to me early on while writing Barriers that Medicine Square Garden was its most important track. It was the cornerstone upon which the rest of the record and band was formed. If we lost the battle on that song, the rest didn’t stand a chance.”
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