Three Cheers for Sweet Vinyl

As My Chemical Romance continues to taunt us with the NONEXISTENCE of their follow up to The Black Parade, they are at least trying to keep fans somewhat satiated. After all, we did get the fantastic live CD/DVD set The Black Parade is Dead!, as well as an update on the plans for the next album, complete with a promise that My Chem will be going back to a more raw and less produced sound.

But how strong is MCR’s devotion to being old school? Well, we can’t be totally sure, but an announcement made today might be a hint: they’re releasing a special limited edition red vinyl pressing of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, their major label debut and break out album.

Three Cheers is also a rougher album than TBP, with more punk influence and a less produced sound to it. Originally it was reported that the cd had a storyline about two lovers separated by death, a very Orpheus-and-Eurydice-with-a-hell-of-a-lot-more-brutal-murders sort of thing, which I would not be opposed to seeing in comic form. It was also the last album recorded with MCR’s original line-up, before Bob Bryar stepped in as drummer. Oh, and the last album before Gerard Way overcame his drug and alchol addiction.

Could this be a hint at what sort of sound we can expect in the future? Or is it just a nice thing to do for the fans while the band works on the new album as well as their cover of “Desolation Row” by Bob Dylan for next year’s Watchmen film? And hey, just to get you talking, do you have a favorite track from Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge?