I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love - Album
Release date: July 22nd, 2002
Producer: Geoff Rickly
Record company: Eyeball Records
- Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough For The Two Of Us
- Vampires Will Never Hurt You
- Drowning Lessons
- Our Lady Of Sorrows
- Headfirst For Halos
- Skylines And Turnstiles
- Early Sunsets Over Monroeville
- This Is The Best Day Ever
- Demolition Lovers
Citing their influences as Thursday, Iron Maiden, The Smiths, The Cure, Thrice, and The Misfits, My Chemical Romance bring elements from each of these bands and much, much more to create their intense debut, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love.
Starting off with the classical guitar piece 'Romance', strummed by Ray Toro, it soon sets the mood for love lost. The base story line of Bullets was of a Bonnie and Clyde-esque tale of two lovers, fleeing from the police, commiting various crimes together, then finally getting shot down in the desert as the cd closes with 'Demolition Lovers'.
Spawning the singles, 'Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Two of Us' and 'Vampires Will Never Hurt You', IBYMB, YBMYL also features the first track ever written by Gerard Way with then-drummer Matt Pelissier, Skylines and Turnstiles. Written about the events of September 11th 2001 in New York, a tragic moment Gerard witnessed on his way to work, the idea of MCR came soon after.
The whirlwind of emotion that is I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is a powerful escape from the mundane, the dark and chaotic energy it possesses is positive to move you in a dynamic way.