The Mad Gear and Missile Kid

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The Mad Gear and Missile Kid
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EP by
ReleasedNovember 22, 2010 (2010-11-22)
RecordedCrown City Recording Studios
Length5:48
LabelReprise
ProducerMy Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance chronology
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
(2010)
The Mad Gear and Missile Kid
(2010)
Conventional Weapons
(2013)

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.

Background[edit]

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]
No.TitleLength
1."F.T.W.W.W."2:27
2."Mastas of Ravenkroft"1:44
3."Black Dragon Fighting Society"1:37
Total length:5:48

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk(80%)[6]

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]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  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.