Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (Deluxe Version)
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is a concept album set in 2019. My Chemical Romance embodies their alteregos the Killjoys – rocking renegades on a mission to destroy the evil corporation (Better Living Industries) with help from pirate- radio DJ Dr. Death guiding them over the airways. But aside from a plot that loosely borrows from Mad Max, and Vanishing Point, (check the awesome video included with the Deluxe Version), there are some incredibly fun songs here starting with “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na),” which sounds inspired by the Dickies’ 1979 cover of The Banana Splits theme song. “Bulletproof Heart” is all kinds of catchy and it boasts a sweet heavy- metal solo with dueling guitar-monies and a backdrop of futuristic ambience, providing a déjà vu for those old enough to remember the 1983 Styx concept album Kilroy Was Here that birthed “Mr. Roboto.” “Planetary (GO!)” takes a disco detour, delivering a dance-club insta-hit. The hilariously titled “We Don’t Need Another Song About California” makes for an ironic bonus track.