I went on a bit of a My Chemical Romance bender last night. I stayed awake until 3 AM listening to everything they ever recorded.
Some people lumped MCR in with the emo trend. Those people are wrong. My Chem was simply a fantastic hard rock band. In my opinion, they peaked with 2006’s concept album The Black Parade. I hear their musical influences on almost every track; Pink Floyd, Kiss, T-Rex, Queen…it’s all there. There’s no filler at all on the record, right up to the final hidden track Blood.
MCR was loud, brash, and theatrical with killer hooks and intelligent lyrics. I wish they’d do a reunion album and tour.
All along, all I’ve really wanted to be is a writer. So now I tell people that’s what I am, even though I haven’t earned a dime being a writer.
That being said, I’ll confess that once a day, every day, I wish I was still a musician. That was the one time in my life when I was cool.