My Chemical Romance‘s Gerard Way is widely known as a comic book fan and artist having penned the popular Umbrella Academy. Fans are guessing the DC comic book hero Danny The Street may have served as Way’s inspiration when creating his new punk rock alter-ego. Danny The Street is just that, a street. But he’s not only a long stretch of pavement, he’s a transvestite superhero where cross-dressing buildings line his curbs.
In a post to My Chemical Romance’s website, a bandmate provides an even more cloudy explanation saying, “The reference to DannyTheStreet could either be that it is just Gerard’s username on Soundcloud, where he shared the song, or perhaps Gerard is doing a side project with the stage name of DannyTheStreet. Who the f*** knows. But we should all just congratulate DannyTheStreet/Gerard/Whatever the f*** you want to call this extremely talented musician on writing/creating such a great song.”
In “Zero Zero,” Way’s first release as Danny The Street, he strips away the layers of My Chemical Romance’s high production value and aims for a gritty, stripped down old school punk vibe.
Initial fan reaction appears to be positive.
“This has got some real bite to it. Really raw.” – Surfcruzer
“I loved! it’s amazing! this energy.. oh god! ROCK ‘s Back, baby.” –
“Loving this, the whole feel is raw energetic and it rocks! I do feel a blur song 2 vibe in here?” –
I wonder if this is a reference to Morrison’s Danny the Street from doom Patrol. Completely epic” – Amanda 19-21
No word yet on the song being officially released through sales channels or if an album is in the works.
– Jay Tilles, CBS Local