The Mad Gear and Missile Kid

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The Mad Gear and Missile Kid
EP by
ReleasedNovember 22, 2010 (2010-11-22)
RecordedCrown City Recording Studios
ProducerMy Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance chronology
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
The Mad Gear and Missile Kid
Conventional Weapons

The Mad Gear and Missile Kid is an exclusive three-track EP by a fictional alter-ego band of the same name that is packaged with the California 2019 special edition of the album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by the rock band My Chemical Romance.[1][2] It is the first and only release by the band featuring Michael Pedicone.


Guitarist Frank Iero told MTV "It's basically what the Killjoys are listening to in the car as they're having those gun battles".[3] In an interview with Alternative Press, Gerard Way stated a desire to create a Mad Gear and Missile Kid full-length album, but did not do so before the band's break-up in 2013. There has been no word from any of the members about it since.

Cover art[edit]

The EP's cover artwork showcases the Dead Pegasus logo featured in the Danger Days videos, specifically featured on Gerard Way's jacket.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by My Chemical Romance.

The Mad Gear and Missile Kid[5]
2."Mastas of Ravenkroft"1:44
3."Black Dragon Fighting Society"1:37
Total length:5:48

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores

The Mad Gear and Missile Kid has received positive reviews from music critics, with particular praise for both its fun nature and sound.[6] Ian Walker of AbsolutePunk gave the EP a positive review, stating it "clocks in at just under six minutes, but provides a quick injection of musical speed that gets the blood pumping and the body moving."[6] Walker further went on to say, "My Chemical Romance reminds us that music should, first and foremost, be fun. And I can't see them not having a good time as they put this tiny project together. It radiates through every second."[6]



  1. ^ "DANGER DAYS: "CALIFORNIA 2019 EDITION". My Chemical Romance. Retrieved 2010-10-09.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "My Chemical Romance deluxe edition". PunkNews. October 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  3. ^ "My Chemical Romance Unmask 'Mad Gear And Missile Kid'". MTV. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  4. ^ "THE MAD GEAR AND MISSILE KID - SELF TITLED [EP]". Altsounds. Archived from the original on 2011-01-19. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
  5. ^ "The Mad Gear and Missile Kid Tracklist". My Chemical Romance. November 20, 2010. Retrieved January 23, 2010.
  6. ^ a b c d Walker, Ian (November 23, 2010). "My Chemical Romance - The Mad Gear and Missile Kid EP". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved January 22, 2011.