was an all out angry attack at this disease that's killing him, this one is a quiet resignation of acceptance. Song by song with The Black Parade, as far as I understand it: The End. This album was created by Brandon Smith as he had a 3 year battle with insomnia and somnambulism (sleepwalking). 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. This may be achieved through a single central narrative or theme, or through a sense of artistic cohesiveness.] 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". This is the album that got me into rock music (yes, it's a rock album, not an emo album, fight me). [42] It has also been certified Double Platinum in Canada, Platinum in the UK and Gold in Ireland, Chile[43] and Argentina. I don't think it all follows one person's story. 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 … Okay, I'll explain the Bullets in summary, and Three Cheers in each song. 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 . From my understanding Danger Days is about some sort of post-apocalypse era and Battery City is a utopia. 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 . He said the album was born out of darkness and "presents a vision of the future being a dark and desolate place." Gerard has claimed that the song "shaped what the album is about" and "revealed their darkside" in comparison to the first single. I'm Not Okay: Another one of his teenage years. I Don't Love You: this begins the second part of the album, withe the Patient reminiscing on his life from the dead. The Patient, after finding he only has two weeks to live, goes on a complete rampage of sex, drugs, and rock & roll. [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]. [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. [33], NME listed the album as one of "20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood the Test of Time". The concept album follows the fictional character “The Patient” through the end of his life and his death. 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. She was asking him to not stop living when she killed herself, and to hide in the shadows, or to fade to black. 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. 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. [38] The album was ranked at number 260 on Spin's "The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985–2014)" list. 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. [4] It was the band's final release to feature drummer Matt Pelissier, who would later be replaced by Bob Bryar. 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. "[24] 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". I feel that those two are connected with The Black Parade. He lashes out at his friends and family, and observes that they won't cry for him. [41] By February 2006, the album had sold over 1,356,000 copies in the US and 3 million copies todate. My Chemical Romance proved their commercial appeal and broader musical ambitions with their breakthrough sophomore album, Three Cheers For … 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. 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. The Black Parade is an adrenaline fueling, exciting, cartoony, beautiful roller coaster of emotions, and is by far my favourite album ever made. 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 … Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys (2010) There’s little doubt that My Chemical … 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". The only one I think I've got a really good grasp on is The Black Parade. The Kinks: The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968) Not as strictly thematic … Here are 10 concept albums we think are worth digging deep into to learn more about music. 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?"). The lyrics in “Dead!” are kept strictly to the concept of the album, but it’s possible the song could have multiple meanings. (This one I'm positive of, because Gerard actually outlined this song specifically as part of the plot). After Bullets came Three Cheers, a loose concept album with a narrative about a couple that gets into a … But I want to know the details. The Black Parade has received generally favorable reviews. 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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. He also sung about when she was a good person: "When every starfall brought you to tears again". The writing is superb, and the musicianship from all the members of My Chemical Romance is amazing. ), but he's pretty "Disenchanted" with whoever it is. The different songs in the album are about him killing and the feelings he's getting throughout the story if I recall correctly. If I had to guess it'd be about the Patient's days as some sort of delinquent, and frequent arsonist apparently. 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. 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. I don't know exactly how each song fits the story, but I just know that from the album intro. Sadly, it doesn't quite work out for him and he's kind of in a pathetic state. [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." He doesn't even want to be close to his family because it just makes it harder to leave them. The girl has some sort of information that the Battery City people don't want to get out. from The Walland David Bowie's "Five Years" from Ziggy Stardust. The Black Parade follows the death of "The Patient", a character suffering from a terminal illness. "[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]. "The Black Parade" Is Also A Cancer Journey Of The Main Character. This is also when they shot themselves. As with their first 2 efforts, MCR have decided to make this a concept album. Their location was tracked down and the police were going to arrest them. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXC8bCihevU. [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. Today, we revisit My Chemical Romance’s second album, an operatic pop-rock behemoth that became an icon for outcasts. 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. I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is often regarded as a concept album. [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. They were a Bonnie and Clyde kind of thing. It's a condemnation of the war and how it kills everyone. 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. So I know that every MCR album is a concept album. Tim Karan of Alternative Press calle… 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 … [22], The album opener "Helena" has been referred to as an "album highlight and smash hit". He "joins the Black Parade". 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. 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. Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, and trying to OD pills... 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