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My Chemical Romance Frontman Gerard Way Unveils Two New Solo Songs

Listen to PS Earth and Crate Amp_01, two previously-unreleased demos from My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way.

New Gerard Way content is stacking up rather nicely while we’re all in isolation right now, with the My Chemical Romance frontman now sharing two more previously-unreleased demos, following the four solo songs he unveiled in early April.

The two new instrumental demos go by the name PS Earth and Crate Amp_01, and come just weeks after he uploaded the songs Welcome To The Hotel, Success!, Crate Amp_02 and Phoning It In (2) VOC to Soundcloud – also adding a link to the COVID-19 Response Fund, which you can donate to right here.

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Of PS Earth, Gerard writes: This one was recorded at the tail end of the Hesitant Alien demo sessions, just Doug and I. I liked it well enough at the time, felt kind of 90s, didn’t end up putting any vocals on it though. I like the bridge a lot. Looking back at the whole thing, I like it, but not sure if I’m going to finish it. Guitar, bass by me. Programmed drums by Doug.”

Check it out below:

Gerard goes into more detail about Crate Amp_01, explaining: This is the start of the Crate amp jam. Like I mentioned in the other post about the Crate amp jams, I wasn’t sure when Doug was in record-mode, because I was in the live room with the amp, so I just started playing. I feel like doing more of these Crate amp jams. I think we can get it to sound even more messed up. At one point, I think in a later track, Doug tried to do this thing where he put a glass bottle over one of the mics, to make it sound more messed up and kind of underwater. 

Oh, and when I bought this amp, I also bought an old Peavy, which is another kind of amp that is cheap and you saw a lot of metal bands using in the 80s. That one sounds pretty messed up too, and I think it also has built in distortion. The amps sound pretty different from each other though. I can’t remember which guitar I was playing for certain, but I am pretty sure it was the BC Rich Mockingbird Lindsey got me for Christmas, which I love. BC Rich is another one of these companies’ gear heads get snobby about, and the 80s saw a lot of metal bands, all kinds of metal bands, use them. Thrash, hair metal, just all kinds of metal. The Warlock was everywhere. Years ago I heard about this successful musician buying up a ton of a certain kind of guitar, to corner the market on them, so I thought I would do what he was doing, but in the complete opposite direction, and buy up a ton of guitars no one really wanted and that wouldn’t really increase in value. Just to be a clown. I ended up not doing that, as that would have been a gross misuse of funds simply to make a joke, but I did eventually get one. I like the shape a lot. It sounds metal af.”

Metal af’? We’re instantly sold. Stream Crate Amp_01 below:

Posted on April 23rd 2020, 11:01a.m.
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