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Is it just me, or is MCR becoming commercial?

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Jazz Hands
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June 27th, 2007 at 11:43pm
Werard Gay.:
Does anybody actually know what sold out means ?

Sold out means where you write a song for the purpose of attracting a certain
group or youth. Selling out is NOT becoming big or selling loads of
CD's
, because in that case Evanescence and Slipknot sold out ages ago.
But they have not sold out. I don't think they ever will. Gerard is the man that
will never stop believing in himself and the band, because if he didn't, the band and
himself would not be here today. Or at least not making music together.

The moment Gerard Way says ;
'I think I'll write a song about sex to fit in with all the other jerks out there'
Is the moment when we know My Chemical Romance have sold out.

Case motherfucking closed.


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sherlock!
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June 29th, 2007 at 12:51am
the used:
Werard Gay.:
Does anybody actually know what sold out means ?

Sold out means where you write a song for the purpose of attracting a certain
group or youth. Selling out is NOT becoming big or selling loads of
CD's
, because in that case Evanescence and Slipknot sold out ages ago.
But they have not sold out. I don't think they ever will. Gerard is the man that
will never stop believing in himself and the band, because if he didn't, the band and
himself would not be here today. Or at least not making music together.

The moment Gerard Way says ;
'I think I'll write a song about sex to fit in with all the other jerks out there'
Is the moment when we know My Chemical Romance have sold out.

Case motherfucking closed.


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Exactly.

You seriously can't bitch about MCR being commercial.

They don't just go out into the camera and say "Hey, motherfuckers, buy my CD." It's not like that.

People have the right to be a good band, that just so happens to be loved by a lot of people.

It isn't commerical.

It isn't even popularity.

It's just them doing what they love.
vichy
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June 29th, 2007 at 02:16am
they do what they love. and its great that lots of other people happen to love it too.
Beast And The Harlot
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June 29th, 2007 at 08:38am
They are becoming more commercial...you can't deny that!!
Since TBP came out, they have gained so many teenies and groupies, I mean what's with all these blonde bimbo's who have suddenly started likeng them, when they don't know any of their older stuff??

I really miss the old MCR, I mean TBP is ok, but compared to Bullets and Revenge it's pretty shit!! They used to have so much fun, they were more energetic on stage and now they've changed and it's like their only in it for fame and money!

I still love them, and I always will but I do prefer the 'old' MCR to the 'new' MCR.
sookeh.
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June 29th, 2007 at 09:03am
Nikki Vengence!:
They are becoming more commercial...you can't deny that!!
Since TBP came out, they have gained so many teenies and groupies, I mean what's with all these blonde bimbo's who have suddenly started likeng them, when they don't know any of their older stuff??

I really miss the old MCR, I mean TBP is ok, but compared to Bullets and Revenge it's pretty shit!! They used to have so much fun, they were more energetic on stage and now they've changed and it's like their only in it for fame and money!

I still love them, and I always will but I do prefer the 'old' MCR to the 'new' MCR.


i don't think they are like that at all. in a recent interveiw (in vancover i think..) they were asked when they thought the band would end. and gerards answer was, when we don't have anything important to say. i think they are still in it for the right reasons, and will stop when they are not!

and i don't MCR asked to have teenies liking them, they just put their music out there for everyone. don't get me wrong it does annoy me when a blon haired bimbo, as you put it, goes on about MCR and doesn't know bullets or revenge. but we shouldn't get annoyed at MCR for it! its not their fault!!!
KN!VES
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June 29th, 2007 at 11:16am
Their style has changed because Gerard has dropped the pills and alcohol. Different man, different outlook, different lyrics. Also, they've evolved because they don't want to have the same sound twice. In an interview, Gerard said that they'd never have the same thing in two different songs.They'd keep on having new stuff, and if that means they run would of material, then it was time for them to stop with the band.
And My Chemical Romance is a young band, they need to experiment with new styles and find where they fit. That's how young artists everywhere find their style, whether their art is drawing, poetry, story-writing, or music.
Although, I must admit, I agree, they are kinda pushing the commercialism. But it's good they're getting their well-deserved recognition, right?
I guess all we can do is hope that all their attention doesn't go to their heads.
lennyK
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June 29th, 2007 at 10:16pm
I think they've gonna bit main-stream....well, maybe that's the same as sold-out...I guess they haven't really gone mainstream,
but they are a bit over played for some of their songs, when they really have so many works of art that aren't played on the radio
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September 1st, 2007 at 03:53am
it all depends on how you define 'commercial'.
..and it's kinda hard for a band to fit the 'sell out' genre/scene after 3 albums..........
Morreh the Animal
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September 1st, 2007 at 03:58am
Nikki Vengeance!:
They are becoming more commercial...you can't deny that!!
Since TBP came out, they have gained so many teenies and groupies, I mean what's with all these blonde bimbo's who have suddenly started likeng them, when they don't know any of their older stuff??

I really miss the old MCR, I mean TBP is ok, but compared to Bullets and Revenge it's pretty shit!! They used to have so much fun, they were more energetic on stage and now they've changed and it's like their only in it for fame and money!

I still love them, and I always will but I do prefer the 'old' MCR to the 'new' MCR.


you seriously believe that they're not energetic on stage....dude....do you even watch the concert videos?!
People are allowed to like whatever band they want, everyone to their own.
And do you spend every waking moment with them? how would you know if it's all about money or not. if it was, then they were, then they wouldn't waste time touring, now would they?
ChildVision
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September 1st, 2007 at 04:45am
yea the first song i heared of mcr was helena and when i heared the black parade on the radio for the first time
i made no connection so when i learned that mcr (my favorite band) had just released a new album i rushed out to buy it....
i'm not syaing it wasn't good just nothing of theirs will ever be as good as revenge
MyChemicalBlack
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September 1st, 2007 at 04:55am
Believe what you want, but you've got to take into consideration that all good bands experiment with different types of music.
So to say they "sold out" is a little harsh, I mean, wouldn't you get sick of the same tune over and over again?
Yeah, the music's different, but who's to say they won't one day go back to that and fine tune it?
You still listen to the music, their messages still ring true.

The original tune was great, but I wouldn't go as far to say they sold out just b/c it changes every CD release.
I'm actually curious to see what kind of tune they come up with next b/c that shows they're growing as a band.... not selling out.
Pixie-Gates
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September 1st, 2007 at 05:41am
Don't confuse selling out with becoming more commercial. And don't blame the band for becoming more commercial; as someone else pointed out, if music stations and magazines start noticing their music it's not their fault. Besides, most bands will want their music to be heard by the widest possible audience, so I don't see how expanding their profile is a bad thing. They're not the biggest band in the world or anything like that. They are merely being noticed by more people, which I happen to think is a good thing.

I'm not going to lie; seeing someone at a gig last April in UGG BOOTS (*vomits*) irritated the shit out of me, but I'm not an elitist. It's not my place to judge other people's tastes and if they like MCR, fair enough, at least they like something good. Time will tell whether they're a true fan.

It's healthy to experiment with music and try different styles. A band would easily become bored with playing the same thing over and over again. Sometimes it works (see: Within Temptation), sometimes it doesn't (see: new Nightwish). In my eyes, it worked for MCR. All three MCR albums are very different and absolutely fantastic in their own right, which only goes to show that the boys are talented enough to succeed no matter what they sound like. You have to consider that they're a lot older than their core fanbase and listen to different music, and thus they're not always going to write the songs the fans want to hear, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't like it. I think you should trust the band to know what they're doing. I mean, when I heard WWTBP for the first time, I was flabbergasted I hated it so much. But hearing it on the album made me love it because in the context of TBP itself it made so much more sense.

I can't deny that I wanted to hear Revenge Part 2 on their third album, cos that was the album that made me love them. But that attitude actually worked a nice surprise in the end: when I heard TBP, I was twice as astounded as I would have been with another Revenge-esque album because it was so different (and so fuuuuuuuuuuucking good). The boys won me over all over again, and I was very proud of them for being able to make an older fan appreciate them for all new reasons.

You can appreciate a band for their musical merits even if those merits are not the ones that got you into them. If it's still brilliant music (and it is), what's the problem?

The band's attitude may have changed noticeably, but this topic is about their music, so I won't elaborate. MCR still haven't disappointed me, in spite of everything. I will consider them sell outs only if they someday completely disregard their fans' feelings and start treating us like shit. Or, if they write some song for a Coke ad.
IMxNOTxOK
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September 1st, 2007 at 06:11pm
i agree with pixie-gates!
and personally i dont think they r selling out
to me i think selling out is getting involved in things [ads] NOT related to music
like how fall out boy is in a computer commercial
[that got me pissed]
i dont like the teenies either though
hopefully they'll move on to another band or sumthin when they release their new cd
thats wat they normally do anywayz
but as long as they know songs other than WTTBP or teenagers it doesnt bug me cause mcr's gained alot of new fans and lost some old ones
but i think even if u dont like the black parade that you shouldnt turn ur back on them completely
atleast support them for the sake of their other albums and not care if they are "mainstream" now
to me as long as the music sounds good i could care less about how many ppl like them or hate them cause they r.
i honestly dont get wat the big deal is about ppl hating mainstream [besides the fact they sometimes over play them]
but yea revenge [to me] is their best album
cant stop listening to it even after 3 years
its like an addiction to me [listening to it as im typing Razz]
souverian.
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September 1st, 2007 at 06:30pm
My Chemical Romance are not "selling out"
You know why? because selling out means writing music that you know the majority of people will like just so you can make big bucks out of it.
Do you see MCR doing this? No. They write music with meaning so they can send a message out to people. They dont give a shit about the money or fame. Just because there sound changed a little frothe last two albums doesnt mean the "sold out.
If we had the same sound for all three albums i would be sick of MCR already. Im glad that TBP had a different sound so i can never ge sick of listening tothem.
And just because you hear there songs on TV and see thier name in magazines doesnt mean theyve sold out. they cant control the fact that there being noticed for there music and i think we should be happy for them.
But thats just my opinion.
writerGrrl
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September 1st, 2007 at 06:40pm
This is copied from one of my blogs:

Why is it that nobody ever accuses JK Rowling of being a sellout? Yes people say they're disappointed with her writing, yes people say it has changed since the first book but nobody ever says she writes only what her fans want her to write or that she only writes for money like what people say about popular bands. And both her and them are rich, have legions of fans, have merch, and (hopefully unlike *some* famous people from 10 years ago) write their own material.
Yet nobody whines about her signing onto a "major publishing label" instead of trying to self-publish and therefore nobody says she's a "puppet" of her editors even though they change words in the American version of her books and even the title of the first one. And it sounds downright cruel if you were to say that she should've stayed a poor struggling author instead of trying to become famous but that's exactly the same thing as saying a band should've "stayed underground." Those are the semi-intelligent things that bands get accused of on places like Youtube but their members also get called stupid things like "faggot." How many times has a Youtuber ever called Rowling a "bitch?"
And then there's the "emo" label. No offense to anyone but in my opinion, using its popular definition, Harry Potter is very emo. He's angry and depressed all the time, he would rather take on challenges alone than with his friends, he yells at pretty much everyone, and he obsesses over death. And he wasn't emo at the beginning of the series. Since that is true, you'd think people would be saying that Rowling is "just trying to latch onto the emo trend" or that "she's just like any other emo writer" or that, "her writing, like everything else emo, will be forgotten in the next decade." But nobody (as far as I know) has written such criticisms about her book as I have mentioned above despite all the bands that get called that and worse even when they don't label themselves as emo.
I think it would be really nice if haters would stop making all the ridiculous accusations I have mentioned and, instead, write about what they don't like about a band musically, which is much more respectful.
(Note: I'm not saying it's impossible for a band to sell out. If it's obvious they have then they have but people should stop thinking that if you become famous then they automatically have sold out, Rowling is famous and she certainly hasn't.)
Mr.Armstrong
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September 2nd, 2007 at 04:50am
mcr are being commerical yes i can say that because there new album has made them successful then ever.
If you go a while back gerard even said he didnt want an album that sounded the same as the album before because he didnt want the bands look and music to be boring.
is that a good thing? i think we all can say yes
it does get rather boring when you listen to the same thing over and over again.
People say mcr are "sellouts"
but there is nothing bad about a band that gets more attention because people actually decide to buy more of there albums. its not called "sellouts"
its called "Success"
TBP made the band achieve more attention, more fans, and more success

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September 2nd, 2007 at 04:49pm
THEY'RE NOT BECOMING MOER COMMERICAL. it's just that people's tastes are changing si they're popular
Malicia
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September 2nd, 2007 at 06:19pm
I don't think anyone should stop listening music they like just 'cause it's commercial. I always think that if it's commercial, someone must have stopped and listened what they're saying in the lyrics. And that's great, in my opinion (:
Meeshell
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September 2nd, 2007 at 06:20pm
Nikki Vengeance!:
They are becoming more commercial...you can't deny that!!
Since TBP came out, they have gained so many teenies and groupies, I mean what's with all these blonde bimbo's who have suddenly started likeng them, when they don't know any of their older stuff??

I really miss the old MCR, I mean TBP is ok, but compared to Bullets and Revenge it's pretty shit!! They used to have so much fun, they were more energetic on stage and now they've changed and it's like their only in it for fame and money!

I still love them, and I always will but I do prefer the 'old' MCR to the 'new' MCR.
they cant help who they're fans are!!!
ChildVision
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September 3rd, 2007 at 07:11pm
i think people are just bitching because TBP wasn't what THEY wanted it to be. a swirl of revenge and bullets.
each album of theirs is unquiqe (sp)and different and thats what i love about them.