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is mcr going mainstream a good thing?

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mrsgerard
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August 17th, 2005 at 04:02am
just a matter of opinion? sometimes when bands go to mainstream they get overplayed and the idea of the band overtakes the music...but then again it would be so great for the guys...everyone has always dreamed of being famous...
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August 17th, 2005 at 04:05am
I think it's kind of a compromise. It's good and bad at the same time you know?
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August 17th, 2005 at 04:09am
yes and no

yes... they deserve it, have something to listen to on tv which means more quotes!

no... teenies, they can't meet their fans extremly hard to get tickets
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August 17th, 2005 at 06:20pm
Totally agree with everything Sierra just said.

Also if they hadn't gone mainstream I'd probably never have got to know them at all.

But I honestly don't think they're as mainstream as some bands just now I.E. Green Day are... I mean you get a whole load of kids saying "I love Helena!" and all that same as you get kids going "I love Boulevard of Broken Dreams!" but I don't think the MCR situation is as bad as the GD situation. I mean the proportion of MCR fans/teenies to MCR haters ... well, let's just say there are way more haters than lovers. Razz

That was a pointless ramble wasn't it now?
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August 18th, 2005 at 02:11am
Who cares?
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August 18th, 2005 at 02:27am
Emily:
Totally agree with everything Sierra just said.

Also if they hadn't gone mainstream I'd probably never have got to know them at all.

But I honestly don't think they're as mainstream as some bands just now I.E. Green Day are... I mean you get a whole load of kids saying "I love Helena!" and all that same as you get kids going "I love Boulevard of Broken Dreams!" but I don't think the MCR situation is as bad as the GD situation. I mean the proportion of MCR fans/teenies to MCR haters ... well, let's just say there are way more haters than lovers. Razz

That was a pointless ramble wasn't it now?

Agrees with emily. Everywhere you go there's kids saying "Hey do you know the song boulevard of broken dreams? OMG! I love that song! I walk this lonely road on the boulevard of broken dreams don't know where it goes but.... uh.... but"

Down with all the MCR haters!
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August 18th, 2005 at 02:34am
Yeah sure,why not?
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August 18th, 2005 at 09:28am
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I think it's kind of a compromise. It's good and bad at the same time you know?

yeah, i second that, IF they go into the mainstream, they can held more gig, better equipment, better backup, and those sorts of things, but the bad side is dozens and dozens of teenies will appear, *through, they got crazy teenies now, but not much*,,, i thinK we'll just go throught it, i will still support the Band if they stay still their stand, well let's wait and see
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August 18th, 2005 at 10:08pm
molly.:
Who cares?


i agree. they're a good band. so who gives a fuck. its not like they broke up or anything!
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August 18th, 2005 at 11:21pm
i kinda like that they hit mainstream because now i can see their videos alot more... i didnt like the teenies that followed though...
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August 19th, 2005 at 12:55pm
i dont think they're that mainstream...not over here in England anyhoo. They seem to have stayed on the rock music channels and magazines. I have never heard them on the radio, seen them on them stupid pop music programmes and seen them in pop magazine (like green day...now thats mainstream for you) thats what i like about them Very Happy
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August 19th, 2005 at 01:49pm
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i dont think they're that mainstream...not over here in England anyhoo. They seem to have stayed on the rock music channels and magazines. I have never heard them on the radio, seen them on them stupid pop music programmes and seen them in pop magazine (like green day...now thats mainstream for you) thats what i like about them Very Happy

I've NEVER heard them on the radio either. Like about 4 months ago their videos basically never got played in Canada but everytime you'd go to a cd store it would always be on the best seller chart.
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August 19th, 2005 at 01:55pm
serene_dream:
i dont think they're that mainstream...not over here in England anyhoo. They seem to have stayed on the rock music channels and magazines. I have never heard them on the radio, seen them on them stupid pop music programmes and seen them in pop magazine (like green day...now thats mainstream for you) thats what i like about them Very Happy


i think really they won't be played on pop channels much, because they have lyrics that aren't really for pop music... yeah sure they sing love songs, but they're love songs about killing yourself for love etc, and a lot of their music is kind of about suicide and death and the lyrics are pretty deep... and people that only listen to pop expect the same thing to be repeated again and again in songs... well anyway... i dont think that if alot of the teenies listened to their older things, or based it all on their older things, that they would listen to them.

now i probably made no sense wsfe
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August 21st, 2005 at 06:06am
I think it is kinda bad..but its not as bad as Green Day...which is good....b/c i feel bad for Green Day..like ppl go to their shows just b/c ther got the American Idiot cd...and they never heard a single song from their earlier albums....if it starts getting like that after MCR releases their next cd that could be bad...like that happened to SOAD so they took a year off touring so all that would die down a little bit...and it worked...but i would cry if MCR took a year off.
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August 21st, 2005 at 04:57am
They're not that mainstream...yet. But the teenie fanbase is definatley growing at an uncontrollable rate. But I guess, you get that with most bands that get popular. That's the only bad thing about them getting more mainstream. Other than that, good for them. They deserve the attention.
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August 24th, 2005 at 05:42am
i think its good and bad, i only heard of them when they went a bit mainstream, but even then i had heard of them before that, i just hadnt heard their songs. i think though that because there mainstream more than they used to be gerard(mainly) and the guys have teenies everywhere
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September 2nd, 2005 at 05:59am
YES because when a band goes mainstream they internationally tour and seeing as im in australia this works just finne for me, i just wish they would hurry up and come downunder
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September 2nd, 2005 at 06:01am
yehj its good cos i discovered thm tht way (ino kerrang didnt like at first but grew on me) but it also means all those teenies *locks shotgun* grrr!
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September 2nd, 2005 at 06:04am
i can deal with teenies what i cant deal with is lack of touring in my country
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September 2nd, 2005 at 06:43am
yeh well im in england, they dont tour here much, they are actually playin HERE in newcastle in november, but they sold out!!! *slaps forehead* and teenies suk, i cant deal w/ thm cos now we got no chance of meetin the band