Its lyrics mourn the loss of Gerard and Mikey's grandmother, Elena Lee Rush, and was their first entry into the top 40.. Headfirst for Halos’ – (‘I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love’) Originally produced … This is about when they did their crimes together, and when they were in the restaurant. I'm not too sure about this one, though. Dead! This Is How I Disappear: this one's not as straightforward as the first two. In May 2020, The Forty-Five declared "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" the greatest emo track of all time. My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has alternately described his band's third album as "completely over the top" and "borderline psychotic." Dark Horse's The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem #1 by Gerard Way, Shaun Smith, Leonardo Romero, and Jordan Bellaire brings the infamous Killjoys back, and with the release of the new series comes the perfect time to get reacquainted with the teenage group. Disenchanted: The Patient is basically just looking back at his whole life, "watch(ing) our lives on the screen". This one is a little hazy, but I think this is about him loving her when she was a criminal. It was the band's final release to feature drummer Matt Pelissier, … I guess it's about his time in high school or college if I have to shoehorn it into the plot somehow. It's a condemnation of the war and how it kills everyone. Famous Last Words: I honestly don't know what this one means to the story. , The album was a success for both the band and the label, The record produced several radio singles and popular MTV videos, including "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)," "Helena," and "The Ghost of You." This is typically achieved through a single central narrative or theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, or lyrical. The story is inspired by Gerard's belief that you are met, upon death, by a prominent memory from your life; in the album, The Patient is met by the memory of a parade he was taken to as a child. The devil says he can be with her again if he brings the devil the souls of a thousand evil men and the man agrees to do it, and so the devil hands him a gun. According to Way, the album can be understood as a "pseudo-conceptual horror story", that details: ...the story of a man and a woman who are separated by death in a gunfight and he goes to hell only to realize by the devil telling him that she's still alive. I'm Not Okay: Another one of his teenage years. After Bullets came Three Cheers, a loose concept album with a narrative about a couple that gets into a … More from experience than a concept, so it became a platform for telling his story. I don't have the time for a song by song rundown of Three Cheers and I'll forget if I try and do it later but basically it's about a man who dies and makes a deal with the devil to kill a certain amount of souls so that he can be reunited with his girlfriend. The different songs in the album are about him killing and the feelings he's getting throughout the story if I recall correctly. But I want to know the details. And I have a very rough idea of what the concept/story for each album is. I'm not sure who exactly he's singing it too (maybe the ex-wife? The Ghost of You: This is about the time in the war he had, where he states the last thing she sees is him never coming home, and that she tried to wait for him. In this he describes himself as having a mental disorder and not being able to make it in high school. Tim Karan of Alternative Press calle… "The Black Parade" concept … Bullets is about that couple you were talking about. Feel free to leave an answer for bullets, anyone. You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison: This is about the moments before he went to prison, in which he shot and murdered people in a restaurant, and the police finding their location, then having a shootout. "The Black Parade" Is Also A Cancer Journey Of The Main Character. " Andy Greenwald of Blender noted Way's integration of elements of his life into the songs on the album and remarked that his "gulping, gasping whine turns stompers like 'I’m Not Okay (I Promise)' into after-school poetry".  With this album, the band produced a cleaner sound than that of their 2002 debut I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. If you liked that well enough I can do Danger Days but it probably won't be as detailed.  It was certified platinum less than a year after its release, and has sold over three million copies in the United States. The only one I think I've got a really good grasp on is The Black Parade.  It has also been certified Double Platinum in Canada, Platinum in the UK and Gold in Ireland, Chile and Argentina. Sleep: this one pretty clearly seems to be about being a soldier and seeing so many horrible things that he wants to forget so bad. If anyone has any more information from the band or its members about the plot please feel free to mention it. , Musically, "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" has been described as alternative rock, emo, pop punk, post-hardcore, and punk rock. Today, we revisit My Chemical Romance’s second album, an operatic pop-rock behemoth that became an icon for outcasts. He also sung about when she was a good person: "When every starfall brought you to tears again". Their location was tracked down and the police were going to arrest them. In popular music, a concept album is an album that is "unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical." The Black Parade has received generally favorable reviews.  Ian Mathers of Stylus Magazine felt that the album contained "twelve near-flawless songs and an interlude in thirty-nine minutes" and that "even when it lets up, [it] doesn’t let up", while Kirk Miller of Rolling Stone described it as "a hell of a good time. This is the albums opening track and has been compared to the opening track on other concept albums such as Pink Floyd's "In The Flesh?"  Rock Sound wrote that the album is "an era-defining release", striking "a nerve both musically and emotionally with millions around the world. As with their first 2 efforts, MCR have decided to make this a concept album. House of Wolves: this is one of the two songs that I feel like doesn't fit into the plot at all and is just there because it fucking rocks. They did lots of arson and other illegal acts. , Johnny Loftus of AllMusic wrote that "with the aid of production major-leaguer Howard Benson, they've edited the slight rookie excesses of I Brought You My Bullets You Brought Me Your Love, resulting in a rewarding, pretty damn relentless product. ConceptAlbums.com began as a personal compilation of hip hop concept albums as I listened to them, but has since ballooned to incorporate concept albums of all genres. 9) Thank You for The Venom: This is about The Sharpest Lives, and trying to OD on pills. My Chemical Romance is an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 2001. These are not the only allusions to classic concept albums, either -- as promised, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero conjure Brian May 's spirit, "Cancer" recalls Sgt. The Black Parade is an adrenaline fueling, exciting, cartoony, beautiful roller coaster of emotions, and is by far my favourite album ever made. Okay, I'll explain the Bullets in summary, and Three Cheers in each song. " IGN critic JR was more reserved in his praise, calling Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge "a good album" that nonetheless "isn't nearly as varied or daring as it could have been". Song by song with The Black Parade, as far as I understand it: The End. This is the album that got me into rock music (yes, it's a rock album, not an emo album, fight me).  The album was ranked at number 260 on Spin's "The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985–2014)" list. The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance album reviews & Metacritic score: This highly-anticipated and highly-theatrical concept album follow's the New Jersey band's 2004 breakthrough hit 'Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. I don't think it all follows one person's story. Eitherway, MCR purposefully made Welcome To The Black Parade in the middle of the album to make it sadder. Give Em Hell, Kid: He sings about when he had a crush on her in his teenage years, explaining "Teenagers". He lashes out at his friends and family, and observes that they won't cry for him. 11) Its Not A Fashion Statement, Its A Fucking Deathwish: This is when the law officers allowed him to visit Helena's grave before he was to be shot. 13) I Never Told You What I Do For a Living: This is when he was shot and believed to be killed, hence "They gave us two shots to the back of the head", also referencing the other men on death row. Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys (2010) There’s little doubt that My Chemical … : "The Patient" (the main character of the album) is in a hospital and finds out that he has cancer. Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is the fourth studio album by American rock band My Chemical Romance released on November 22, 2010, by Reprise Records. This may be achieved through a single central narrative or theme, or through a sense of artistic cohesiveness.] So I know that every MCR album is a concept album. The shots to the head did not kill him, though, and he escaped and was healed, and had plastic surgery.  In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau gave it a "dud" rating. Due to "In the middle of a gunfight, in the center of a restaurant, they say, come with your arms raised high". The concept album follows the fictional character “The Patient” through the end of his life and his death. It's a guitar-oriented alt-rock song whose lyrics depict The Patient's death and funeral. Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (often shortened to Three Cheers or Revenge) is the second studio album by American rock band My Chemical Romance, released on June 8, 2004 by Reprise Records. I Don't Love You: this begins the second part of the album, withe the Patient reminiscing on his life from the dead. Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (often shortened to Three Cheers or Revenge) is the second studio album by American rock band My Chemical Romance, released on June 8, 2004 by Reprise Records. , NME listed the album as one of "20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood the Test of Time". From my understanding Danger Days is about some sort of post-apocalypse era and Battery City is a utopia. Dan Martin from NME compared the album to Green Day's American Idiot, positing that "it's a piece of work that will challenge every preconception you ever had about the people who made it." Kind of a letter written to his mother, I guess? That was the idea behind the concept, the record ended up being much more about loss and real life than anything, so I would say it's a good split. The Black Parade follows the death of "The Patient", a character suffering from a terminal illness. My Chemical Romance had a comeback scheduled for 2020, but bassist Mikey says fans shouldn't panic.  Concept albums are more than just albums with general themes, but rather, have specific and purposefully-made connections across the span of the songs of the entire album. The girl has some sort of information that the Battery City people don't want to get out. Someone please enlighten me. He "joins the Black Parade". Someone please enlighten me.  It was the band's final release to feature drummer Matt Pelissier, who would later be replaced by Bob Bryar.  While I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love was considered "a particularly strident entry in that shifty genre of bands tortuously slamming together elements of emo, hardcore, and even metal", Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge "both showcased their songwriting skills and gave them much-deserved attention". A concept album is an album whose tracks hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXC8bCihevU. ... On its face, Three Cheers was a lofty concept … So I know that every MCR album is a concept album. The girl ended up dying, but the man lived. Teenagers: the second all out rocker that doesn't fit on the album lyrically. Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge has sold over three million copies to date in the United States and has been certified 3x platinum by the RIAA as desember 2017. The rough explanation is that a character known as ‘The Patient’ dies at the beginning of the LP and reflects upon his life through the included songs. 8) Interlude: Uhhh, I don't know this one. If I had to guess it'd be about the Patient's days as some sort of delinquent, and frequent arsonist apparently. With this album, the band produced a cleaner sound than that of their 2002 debut I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. "Just sleep" and forget about it all, but he "doesn't feel very bad about it", so there's some denial there. Concept Album: Each of their albums has an intricate backstory and concept behind it. To The End: This is a combination of her previous lover who realized he was gay during their relationship ("He's not around, he's always looking at men") and their vows ("If you marry me, would you carry me to the end?").  Moving away from the "screamo parts" and "the more complicated structures" of their first record in favor of a sound that "skirts the line between pop punk and edgy, theatrical, emo" while being "strongly influenced by hardcore punk", Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge has been variously compared to The Misfits, AFI, and Thursday. , Lead singer Gerard Way has referred to the first single "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" as a "self help pop song" while also being called "a surging piece of emo-pop with a hook as ridiculously catchy as it was ridiculous" and a "moving anthem for the young and depressed" by AllMusic and Rolling Stone respectively. Gerard Way's outfit during the legendary My Chemical Romance reunion show last Friday is sparking some new rumors regarding a new era of the band. This leads us to three cheers, in which the man goes to jail. This is especially true for The Black Parade, a Rock Opera about the final moments of a dying cancer patient and eventual death.  What would become “Welcome To The Black Parade” was also first demoed under “The Five Of Us Are Dying,” with a rough mix later released via 10th anniversary reissue The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts . This single went on to be nominated for the Kerrang! Gerard has claimed that the song "shaped what the album is about" and "revealed their darkside" in comparison to the first single. Shortly after forming, the band signed to Eyeball Records and released their debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love in 2002. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXC8bCihevU, Danger Days doesn't really need to be done, it's outlined pretty well in the Killjoy Comics. Basically the summary of the whole album. They were a Bonnie and Clyde kind of thing. Its songs are associated with the band's well known sound of alternative rock, pop punk, and punk rock as well as introducing new elements, including power pop, pop rock, and electronic rock. All tracks are written by My Chemical Romance. The four singles from the album included "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)", "Helena", "The Ghost of You", and in the United Kingdom, "Thank You for the Venom". Its working title changed from “The Rise And Fall Of My Chemical Romance” to the immortal title we now know. I'd say this is about the same girl as This Is How I Disappear, and this song makes it fairly clear that it's an ex-wife or an ex-girlfriend that was very long term. Is this song about Gerard Way's paranoia that people hate MCR? Help me to finally unfold the mystery. He said the album was born out of darkness and "presents a vision of the future being a dark and desolate place." [A concept album is an album unified by a larger purpose or meaning to the album collectively than to its tracks individually. Help me to finally unfold the mystery. The Kinks: The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968) Not as strictly thematic … The inspiration for the album came from … But I want to know the details. Death is at the heart of My Chemical Romance’s music. from The Walland David Bowie's "Five Years" from Ziggy Stardust. The lyrics in “Dead!” are kept strictly to the concept of the album, but it’s possible the song could have multiple meanings. I just know that it's one of the greatest lyrical songs I've ever heard, and it's completely kickass musically. I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is often regarded as a concept album. On My Chemical Romance's next album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004), the unnamed man supposedly then finds himself in purgatory, where he makes a deal with Satan: his hellbound … I'm pretty sure it's about a girl that he doesn't want to live without, but beyond that I can't really find that much. 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