Famous Last Words: I honestly don't know what this one means to the story. My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has alternately described his band's third album as "completely over the top" and "borderline psychotic." But I want to know the details. Teenagers: the second all out rocker that doesn't fit on the album lyrically. The different songs in the album are about him killing and the feelings he's getting throughout the story if I recall correctly. The concept album follows the fictional character “The Patient” through the end of his life and his death. Okay, I'll explain the Bullets in summary, and Three Cheers in each song. ... On its face, Three Cheers was a lofty concept … Concept Album: Each of their albums has an intricate backstory and concept behind it. The inspiration for the album came from … 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. Kind of a letter written to his mother, I guess? : "The Patient" (the main character of the album) is in a hospital and finds out that he has cancer. I Don't Love You: this begins the second part of the album, withe the Patient reminiscing on his life from the dead. He "joins the Black Parade". 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. If anyone has any more information from the band or its members about the plot please feel free to mention it. 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?" They were a Bonnie and Clyde kind of thing. [A concept album is an album unified by a larger purpose or meaning to the album collectively than to its tracks individually. [1] 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. Its working title changed from “The Rise And Fall Of My Chemical Romance” to the immortal title we now know. This is also when they shot themselves. When death comes for him, it takes the form of his fondest memory, which is a parade that he saw as a child. [22], The album opener "Helena" has been referred to as an "album highlight and smash hit". Help me to finally unfold the mystery. 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. 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. This Is How I Disappear: this one's not as straightforward as the first two. He said the album was born out of darkness and "presents a vision of the future being a dark and desolate place." 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. [4] It was certified platinum less than a year after its release,[3] and has sold over three million copies in the United States. [12][13] 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",[14] Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge "both showcased their songwriting skills and gave them much-deserved attention". 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. Eitherway, MCR purposefully made Welcome To The Black Parade in the middle of the album to make it sadder. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 79, based on 24 professional critic reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". I'm not too sure about this one, though. The Killjoys are a group of anarchists that take the girl in and protect her. [38] The album was ranked at number 260 on Spin's "The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985–2014)" list. from The Walland David Bowie's "Five Years" from Ziggy Stardust. Pepper as filtered through Oasis -- but The Black Parade doesn't feel like a revival of '70s prog as much as it hearkens back to the twin towers of mid-'90s concept alt-rock: the Smashing Pumpkins ' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and … I don't know exactly how each song fits the story, but I just know that from the album intro. Tim Karan of Alternative Press calle… "The Black Parade" Is Also A Cancer Journey Of The Main Character. Mama: this one and the following one make me think the Patient was in the military and saw some stuff he really wants to forget. 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. Is this song about Gerard Way's paranoia that people hate MCR? 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. 8) Interlude: Uhhh, I don't know this one. I just know that it's one of the greatest lyrical songs I've ever heard, and it's completely kickass musically. 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. The Black Parade is the third album by American pop punk band My Chemical Romance. Headfirst for Halos’ – (‘I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love’) Originally produced … Disenchanted: The Patient is basically just looking back at his whole life, "watch(ing) our lives on the screen". In the years since, My Chemical Romance ’s rock opera has been immortalized as one of the greatest emo concept albums of all time, with its hidden Easter eggs and … Cancer: this one is pretty self explanatory. [25] 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",[32] while Kirk Miller of Rolling Stone described it as "a hell of a good time. In May 2020, The Forty-Five declared "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" the greatest emo track of all time. If I had to guess it'd be about the Patient's days as some sort of delinquent, and frequent arsonist apparently. While Dead! 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?"). [42] It has also been certified Double Platinum in Canada, Platinum in the UK and Gold in Ireland, Chile[43] and Argentina. 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. [18] Its lyrics mourn the loss of Gerard and Mikey's grandmother,[18] Elena Lee Rush, and was their first entry into the top 40.[22]. So much emotion. In this he describes himself as having a mental disorder and not being able to make it in high school. My Chemical Romance proved their commercial appeal and broader musical ambitions with their breakthrough sophomore album, Three Cheers For … So I know that every MCR album is a concept album. Sometimes the term is applied to albums considered to be of "uniform excellence" rather than an LP with an explicit musical or lyrical motif. Their location was tracked down and the police were going to arrest them. And I have a very rough idea of what the concept/story for each album is. 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. [5], The album was a success for both the band and the label,[6] The record produced several radio singles and popular MTV videos, including "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)," "Helena," and "The Ghost of You." Someone please enlighten me. Help me to finally unfold the mystery. [4] Moving away from the "screamo parts"[15] and "the more complicated structures"[16] of their first record in favor of a sound that "skirts the line between pop punk and edgy, theatrical, emo"[4] while being "strongly influenced by hardcore punk",[16] Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge has been variously compared to The Misfits,[17] AFI,[14] and Thursday. Dead! The Sharpest Lives: This one I think I've got. Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (often shortened to Three Cheers or Revenge)[1] is the second studio album by American rock band My Chemical Romance, released on June 8, 2004 by Reprise Records. has the line "You never fell in love," Cancer has the line "knowing I will never marry," and is clearly towards a significant other, and Welcome to the Black Parade mentions a widow. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXC8bCihevU. [14], Lead singer Gerard Way has referred to the first single "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" as a "self help pop song"[18] while also being called "a surging piece of emo-pop with a hook as ridiculously catchy as it was ridiculous"[19] and a "moving anthem for the young and depressed"[20] by AllMusic and Rolling Stone respectively. But I want to know the details. 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. Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys (2010) There’s little doubt that My Chemical … She was asking him to not stop living when she killed herself, and to hide in the shadows, or to fade to black. [41] By February 2006, the album had sold over 1,356,000 copies in the US and 3 million copies todate. 9) Thank You for The Venom: This is about The Sharpest Lives, and trying to OD on pills. Someone please enlighten me. Feel free to leave an answer for bullets, anyone. ), but he's pretty "Disenchanted" with whoever it is. A concept album is an album whose tracks hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually. Gerard has claimed that the song "shaped what the album is about" and "revealed their darkside" in comparison to the first single. The lyrics in “Dead!” are kept strictly to the concept of the album, but it’s possible the song could have multiple meanings. Give Em Hell, Kid: He sings about when he had a crush on her in his teenage years, explaining "Teenagers". [23], 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. [4] It was the band's final release to feature drummer Matt Pelissier, who would later be replaced by Bob Bryar. He lashes out at his friends and family, and observes that they won't cry for him. [33], NME listed the album as one of "20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood the Test of Time". More from experience than a concept, so it became a platform for telling his story. All tracks are written by My Chemical Romance. Helena: He is talking of how "evil" she was, hence "Incinerate the lives of everyone you know", basically killing friends and family. 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. 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. I don't think it all follows one person's story. 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. 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. As with their first 2 efforts, MCR have decided to make this a concept album. Author Jim Cullen describes a concept album as: “a collection of discrete but thematically unified […] Welcome to the Black Parade: the Patient finally dies of his cancer, and death comes to him in the form of his fondest memory, which in his case is a marching band his father took him to when he was a kid. The writing is superb, and the musicianship from all the members of My Chemical Romance is amazing. It's kind of hazy though. This is about when they did their crimes together, and when they were in the restaurant. It involves two Bonnie and Clyde -esque characters who are eventually gunned down in the desert. "[40], In 2016, Rolling Stone declared Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge the tenth greatest emo album out of 40, saying that "Three Cheers wasn't just a concept record, it was a concept sequel, expanding the small-screen story of 2002's I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love into a big-budget production, complete with ruminations on life and death ("Helena") biting kiss-offs ("I'm Not Okay") and a series of dramatic music videos that made them MTV darlings."[9]. In popular music, a concept album is an album that is "unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical." But even those words can't adequately prepare fans of the group's 2004 platinum major-label debut, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge , for the onslaught of twisted song suites, glam-rock cannon fire and drama-club theatrics that make up The Black Parade . 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. [2][3] 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. 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. Great song though. 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 . Dead! The Black Parade is an adrenaline fueling, exciting, cartoony, beautiful roller coaster of emotions, and is by far my favourite album ever made. 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 … The shots to the head did not kill him, though, and he escaped and was healed, and had plastic surgery. The Patient, after finding he only has two weeks to live, goes on a complete rampage of sex, drugs, and rock & roll. [39] Rock Sound wrote that the album is "an era-defining release", striking "a nerve both musically and emotionally with millions around the world. 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. This is the album that got me into rock music (yes, it's a rock album, not an emo album, fight me). This album was created by Brandon Smith as he had a 3 year battle with insomnia and somnambulism (sleepwalking). He also sung about when she was a good person: "When every starfall brought you to tears again". The band consists of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, and bassist Mikey Way. 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. [26] In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau gave it a "dud" rating. From my understanding Danger Days is about some sort of post-apocalypse era and Battery City is a utopia. They did lots of arson and other illegal acts. I feel that those two are connected with The Black Parade. Basically the summary of the whole album. This is especially true for The Black Parade, a Rock Opera about the final moments of a dying cancer patient and eventual death. Sadly, it doesn't quite work out for him and he's kind of in a pathetic state. 23 Of The Maddest And Most Memorable Concept Albums From pinball wizards and political activism to personal tales of love and loss, these concept albums have … (This one I'm positive of, because Gerard actually outlined this song specifically as part of the plot). I guess it's about his time in high school or college if I have to shoehorn it into the plot somehow. 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. 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." Here are 10 concept albums we think are worth digging deep into to learn more about music. This leads us to three cheers, in which the man goes to jail. 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. I've got a decent understanding of Danger Days, but I honestly have no idea what's going on in the first two. Read more: Billie Eilish merch drop includes death metal font … This may be achieved through a single central narrative or theme, or through a sense of artistic cohesiveness.] The couple, like many other criminals, shot their selves in the heads. [6], Musically, "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" has been described as alternative rock,[7] emo,[4][8][9] pop punk,[10][4][8] post-hardcore,[11] and punk rock. "Just sleep" and forget about it all, but he "doesn't feel very bad about it", so there's some denial there. Coming from the concept album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by My Chemical … "The Black Parade" concept … I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is often regarded as a concept album. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the MyChemicalRomance community, The Official Subreddit, Press J to jump to the feed. 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