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I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is the debut album by American rock band My Chemical Romance, released on July 23, 2002. The album was produced by Thursday's singer, Geoff Rickly, who was very active at Eyeball Records. The album earned the band a large underground following, but they were not able to emerge into the mainstream until their second album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, which was released two years later. During the recording of this album, singer Gerard Way had to sing vocals while suffering from an abscess between two of his teeth, making vocal work very difficult. Text on the disc reads, "Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws and will result in Gerard coming to your house and sucking your blood." This album has been re-released in vinyl format on February 3 2009. It was only supposed to be pressed on white and red, but there is a clear edition as well. It has sold over 300,000 copies in the USA as of February 2009. The album has received a Gold sales status certification for sales of over 100,000 copies in the UK.
All songs written and composed by My Chemical Romance, except for "Romance".
Music videos on re-release editions
||"Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Two of Us" (music video)
||"Vampires Will Never Hurt You" (music video)
This Album was released again off of Reprise records.
I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is often regarded as a concept album. It is believed in to involve two Bonnie and Clyde-esque characters who are eventually gunned down in the desert. In My Chemical Romance's next album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, the unnamed man supposedly then finds himself in purgatory, where he makes a deal with Satan: his hellbound lover for the souls of a thousand evil men. He is then resurrected and sent on his gruesome task. Though it is generally accepted by the group's core fanbase, the storyline is not readily apparent apart from the next album's cover and interior artwork and the song, "Demolition Lovers". This has led some to attribute its supposed existence to over-analysis on the part of hardcore fans. Another theme apparent on the album is the nature of vampires, as in both the undead creatures and, metaphorically speaking, those who seek to corrupt and exploit others. The song "Skylines and Turnstiles" was written shortly after the September 11 attacks and expressed feelings of sorrow and loss, "Early Sunsets over Monroeville" was inspired by the George A. Romero film Dawn of the Dead. Gerard himself describes it as "a sweet song about Dawn of the Dead". The song was not used in the movie however the lyrics use refences from the movie. Before the September 11 attacks Gerard was working as a comic book writer and animator. He was working on a vampire comic which he never completed and he said that is the reason for the vampires in the lyrics.
- My Chemical Romance
- Produced by Geoff Rickly
- Tracks 3 and 8 Produced by Geoff Rickly and Alex Saavedra
- Recorded and Mixed by John Naclerio 5/15/02 - 5/25/02 at Nada Studios, New Windsor, NY
- Mastered by Ryan Ball at Checkmate Sound & Recording, Suffern, NY
- Original Artwork, Layout, and Design by Marc Debiak and Gerard Way
- Photos by Alex Saavedra
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