Leak Of The <s>Week</s> Day: My Chemical Romance’s ‘Mama’ Issues

Oct 18th, 2006 // 13 Comments

mcr_1017.jpgWe’ve been scouring the Web for leaks from The Black Parade, the My Chemical Romance album that comes out on Tuesday, and we’ve finally–finally!–found a crack in Warner Brothers’ watermarked wall. “Mama” is an over-the-top, vitriolic rager that’s part Arcade Fire stomp, part musical-theatre monologue–and at the end, it veers into a pool of guitar sludge that’s only tempered by the presence of one Liza Minnelli.

My Chemical Romance – Mama [MP3, link expired]


  1. SlimShadenfruede

    The way he said ‘letter’ in the first verse (mama, I’m writing you this lettAH’ made me want to bash my screen with my keyboard.

  2. SlimShadenfruede

    listen to how he says ‘letter’ in the first verse. he goes ‘mama, I’m writing you this lettah’. then stab yourself in the eye with a pen.

  3. SlimShadenfruede

    oops sorry guys.

  4. Brian Raftery

    I was actually really hoping this was a cover at first. That way, my iffy proposition that Phil Collins is a bigger influence on the kids these days than Lou Reed would get just that much more juice.

  5. shallowrewards

    Hugh Padham, anyway. Lionize Hannett and ignore Padham? Criminal.

  6. Chris Molanphy

    Brian, you’re already QED on that – I’ve got the Postal Service, Eminem and five seasons’ worth of American Idol contestants to back you up.

    You taunt, you tease me, mama…

  7. IvyLeagueMetalhead

    I’m not okay…after hearing that .

    Really, if I want to listen to aggressively petulant Goth music, I’ll just dig up my old Type O Negative CDs.

  8. the rich girls are weeping

    How wonderfully appropriate that THIS is the song with Liza’s cameo!

    God, it’s ridiculously bad. Which is to say, I totes love it.

  9. AcilletaM

    Is this a cover? The words sound a lot like a Johnny Cash song.

    And my girlfriend does not appreciate it when I play Type O Negative’s My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend at all.

  10. hndinglove

    scissor sisters “take your mama” > genesis “mama” > MCR “mama”

  11. the rich girls are weeping

    How could you leave the Spice Girls’ “Mama” out of that equation? For shame!

  12. Anonymous

    My Chemical Romance is a-fucking-mazing.

  13. Anonymous

    My Chemical Romance is a-****ing-mazing.

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