This Day In Music History: July 23, 2002 – My Chemical Romance releases Geoff Rickly-produced debut album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love

16 years ago today, My Chemical Romance unleashed their debut album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love on an unsuspecting public. The Geoff Rickly (Thursday, No Devotion) produced effort, which had a clearly defined hardcore punk influence, saw the band touring with Misery Signals, Every Time I Die, Remembering Never, and eventually The Used in support of the record. Released on Eyeball Records, the release was a slow burner – but word of mouth caught fire quickly, and the band would soon sign to major label Reprise Records for the release of their sophomore full-length, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge.

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