Blogsmacked: My Chemical Romance Gives It Up For The Execs

Oct 25th, 2006 // 7 Comments

My Chemical Romance celebrated the release of The Black Parade with a show at New York City’s Webster Hall last night, and bloggers were there–although not all of them were 100% won over by the not-quite-full show:

- Over on MySpace, the kids are happy and filled with exclamation points. [Cassandra's MySpace blog | Dan's MySpace blog]
- Lesson learned: It’s okay for post-adolescents to full-on adore Gerard Way and company. We feel so much better now, really. [the simple mission]
- This entry is more about living the VIP life than the show itself, but we’re putting it here because we totally sympathize with its author’s quandary. [britnstereo]
- So they’re the biggest band in the world right now … but where was everyone? [Pop Is Dead - College radio that cares!]
- One way to kill a show’s mood: Thank a label president. And then a street team. Wait, are we agreeing with the Rolling Stone blog? What? [Rolling Stone Rock Daily]

  1. Mike Barthel

    Then Chuck and I hit up some bar on 9th or 10th. In this bar, I met at least half a dozen important industry people, including some guy named Justin (I think) Bridgewater, who is apparently, in charge of everything…

    Oh man, still cleaning coffee off my monitor about that one.

  2. tankboy

    Jay-sus, c’mon.

    Do people actually listen to music before they slam it? Because the new MCR is actually pretty good … and if you were an anguished ‘tween it probably sounds like manna from heaven.

    To me it just sounds like a fun pop-rock album, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It could’ve cut a few songs, but aside from that I think it’s a good mainstream offering.

    An aside to Bob: Do what I do and just say no to MTV!

  3. Brian Raftery

    I’ll say it again: Never got this band on the first record; dug the singles on the second, but still winced at the presentation; and now I am absolutely coconuts over the new one. Sometimes the 8th graders are right.

  4. the rich girls are weeping

    Then Chuck and I hit up some bar on 9th or 10th. In this bar, I met at least half a dozen important industry people…

    Did she either a) not know, or b) not want to reveal that she was so clearly at Black and White? *snerk*

  5. IvyLeagueMetalhead

    I guess that’s why they weren’t playing to a full house…their fan base has a 10 o’clock curfew.

  6. sarahblooms

    “Do people actually listen to music before they slam it? Because the new MCR is actually pretty good … and if you were an anguished ‘tween it probably sounds like manna from heaven.”

    I have listened to the album because my best friend plays it constantly, but I don’t like it. In fact, I can’t stand it.

    I’ve been listening to the new Ray Lamontagne, somewhat new Beth Orton, new Mason Jennings, Sam Roberts Band and Bettye LaVette constantly. Maybe that’s boring old-people music to anyone over the age of 16, but it doesn’t make my ears bleed like MCR.

  7. KurticusMaximus

    Yeah, this is definitely a surprisingly good record. Granted, I like 3 Cheers, but that was mostly because of “Thank You For The Venom.”

    I mean, why is it such a big deal that junior high kids like this music? The music itself is quality, so who cares who likes it and who doesn’t?

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