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Hidden Gems: My Chemical Romance

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 22 March 2018 at 11.40

On the 5th anniversary of their break-up, join us as we dive into the lesser-known, underappreciated (but still 100% awesome) corners of My Chemical Romance's back catalogue.

HEAVEN HELP US
Is this 'The Black Parade' B-side the best song MCR never put on an actual album? Quite possibly...



HONEY, THIS MIRROR ISN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR THE TWO OF US
Can we just take a second to appreciate that WAY, way before commercial success, MCR were writing amazing songs.



MY WAY HOME IS THROUGH YOU
Another 'The Black Parade'-era B-side, another lost gem from My Chemical Romance's back catalogue. Just try not to fist pump along to this.



S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W
Proof (in case you've forgotten) that latter-era MCR ruled, too.



THE FIVE OF US ARE DYING
You know 'Welcome To The Black Parade'? Well, this is what it sounded like originally. Forever a rager. 



GIVE 'EM HELL, KID
Just a banging, underappreciated album track from 'Three Cheers...'-era MCR. Neglect this song at your peril.



UNDER PRESSURE
Simply iconic. 



THE ONLY HOPE FOR ME IS YOU
Consider this an official reminder that while it was a departure for the band, 'Danger Days...' was one of the most ambitious things they've ever done.



BOY DIVISION
The 'Conventional Weapons' sessions may have been scrapped to make way for the 'Danger Days' era but they should not be forgotten, especially this fuzzy punk-rock and roll banger. 



DESERT SONG
Remember 'Life On The Murder Scene'? Then you'll remember this sombre, acoustic-led jam.



FAKE YOUR DEATH
The final crescendo before the curtain fell. Theatrical, ambitious and ever so emotional. What a way to bow out. 



CEMETERY DRIVE
Yeah, another huge song from 'Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge' that you may well have forgotten about.



VAMPIRES WILL NEVER HURT YOU
Worth it for the super old-school video alone.



DISENCHANTED
There may be more popular songs on 'The Black Parade', but this is one of the most emotional, epic tracks MCR ever put to tape.



DEMOLITION LOVERS
You forgot 'I Brought You My Bullets...' was that good? It's okay, here's a reminder.



SONG 2
What do you get when one of the best bands of all time covers one of the best songs of all time? Well, you get this.



VAMPIRE MONEY
Worth it for the intro alone. ...well are you ready, Ray?



THE LIGHT BEHIND YOUR EYES
Another slice of 'Conventional Weapons' pie and what a brilliantly slow burning epic one at that. 


SLEEP
Yeah, we know you've heard this song before. But it doesn't get anywhere near the credit it deserves.



KILL ALL YOUR FRIENDS
The third and final 'The Black Parade' B-side. Seriously, WHAT a band. 




We love you, My Chemical Romance.

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