Life on the Murder Scene

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Life on the Murder Scene
Life on the Murder Scene cover.jpg
Live album by My Chemical Romance
Released March 21, 2006 (2006-03-21)
Recorded 2005
Length 35:45 (CD)
120 minutes (DVD 1)
126 minutes (DVD 2)
Label Reprise
Producer Howard Benson
My Chemical Romance chronology
Warped Tour Bootleg Series
Life on the Murder Scene
The Black Parade

Life on the Murder Scene is the first live album by New Jersey rock band My Chemical Romance. It was released on March 21, 2006 (see 2006 in music). The release includes three discs (two DVDs and one CD) of the whole history documenting the band from the start to the present. Life on the Murder Scene is a predominantly live album, but also includes two demo tracks and a previously unreleased track. Models Jamisin Matthews and Jaime Andrews portray the demolition couple in the cover photo, booklet, packaging, DVD art, and DVD menus. The demo of "Bury me in Black" was previously released as a bonus track on the Japanese release of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.

One DVD documents the band on the road in the form of a diary and the other covers live footage, Sessions@AOL, MTV $2 Bill performance, and four of their videos with the behind-the-scenes "Making Of..." for three of them. The cover features a live version of "Demolition Lovers II" (the name of the album cover of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge).

The album has seen decent success in Australia, peaking at #2 on the ARIA Top 40 DVD Chart, and also in the U.S., peaking at #30 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Heetseekers.[citation needed]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[citation needed]

Life on the Murder Scene has been certified 2x platinum by the RIAA indicating shipment of over 200,000 units as it is considered a long-form video.[3]

Track listing[edit]


All songs written and composed by My Chemical Romance.

Live from MTV2 2$ Bill
No. Title Length
1. "Thank You for the Venom" 3:49
2. "Cemetery Drive" 3:16
3. "Give 'Em Hell, Kid" 2:20
Live at the Starland Ballroom
No. Title Length
4. "Headfirst for Halos" 2:42
Live from Sessions@AOL
No. Title Length
5. "Helena" 3:37
6. "You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us In Prison" 3:11
7. "The Ghost of You" 3:26
8. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" 3:08
Demos & Previously Unreleased
No. Title Length
9. "I Never Told You What I Do for a Living" (Demo Version) 3:43
10. "Bury Me In Black" (Demo) 2:37
11. "Desert Song" 3:50
Total length: 35:45


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
Japanese Albums Chart 255
Irish Albums Chart 40
Scottish Albums Chart[4] 50
UK Albums Chart 53
U.S. Billboard 200 30


  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone review". 
  3. ^ Kot, Greg. "Life On The Murder Scene goes multi platinum.". Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  4. ^