My Chemical Romance Essay

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My Chemical Romance is a pop/punk band. It is debated however, what genre of music it truly belongs to. Some people argue it belongs into the "emo" genre, others say "pop". Whatever genre of music it truly belongs to, My Chemical Romance sure has changed the lives of everyone who listens to them. From their first album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your
Love, to their last, May Death Never Stop You, fans all around the world have supported them in their 12 years of music. It all started when lead singer, Gerard Way, was doing animation in New York City. Suddenly, he began to rethink his life and what direction he wanted to go with it. His high school friends had finished high school and
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The album was based on the Bonnie and Clyde story, this is obvious in the song
'Demolition Lovers'. The song 'Skylines and Turnstiles', written shortly after the 9/11 attack, was inspired by the tragic events of September 11, 2001 Gerard Way witnessed on his way to work.
The song 'Early Sunsets of Monroeville' was meant to be, "A sweet song about the Dawn of the
Dead series," says Gerard Way. ( (

June 8, 2004, the album Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge as released. It brought My
Chemical Romance into a more violent, pop/punk style. The album is supposed to portray the feeling of loss. The album was based on a man who comes back from the dead to kill the ones who had treated him poorly during his lifetime. The song 'Helena' is, according to fansites, is the girl on the cover of the album. My Chemical Romance were, at this point, growing more and more. (

October 26, 2006, The Black Parade is released. The most popular album My Chemical
Romance ever made. It started off with the song 'The End' meaning the death of their old band and the birth of their new style which their fans loved just as much, if not more. The album featured the song 'Welcome to the Black Parade' which was about a son who's father took him to see a marching band and asked him to rescue those who are hurt and distraught. He later dies of

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