This is the first book of its kind on one of the world's hottest new bands. New Jersey band My Chemical Romance have taken the music underground by storm since their incendiary debut album in 2002. Within weeks of its release, major labels across the globe were frantically pulling out their cheque-books in an attempt to capture what is widely regarded as the world's next stadium-selling rock band in the vein of Metallica, Foo Fighters and Green Day. Their biting lyrics, beautiful visuals and relentless touring schedules have ensured that MCR have already captured the hearts and minds of the I-Pod generation - the year 2006 will see them promoted to the very upper echelons of rock music's giants. The first book to tell their tale, setting them in the context of the dormant US rock scene, through to their breakthrough live shows and meteoric success in 2004 and 2005. Mixing metal with ballads, rock with pop, MCR are the next BIG band and this tells you how a bunch of introverted high school friends achieved their dream.
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Jimmy Ramsay is the author of more than twenty books on music, youth culture and celebrity. Most recently he wrote the world-first biography of The Killers. Among the other bands he has written about are The White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana.Review:
"'Unpretentious and neat' NME 'Beautifully researched, written by an obvious expert.' The Big Issue"
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Descrizione libro Independent Music Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0954970454
Descrizione libro Music Press Books, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0954970454
Descrizione libro Music Press Books, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110954970454