Punknews.org uses a broad definition of the term “punk” in deciding what they cover and what they don’t. And considering you can find a Tegan and Sara bio on their site, the fact that they were running a My Chemical Romance album release story in their news hardly struck me as weird. What struck me as weird was how a $69.99 deluxe version of an album is probably less punk than, well, Tegan and Sara.
If you’re curious about what 69 bucks gets you in a record store these days, you’re in for a treat. It’s not every day that you find such a creative way to completely waste your money. Well, not completely, because the set does include the cd of Danger Days: True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys. The other fifty dollars are going toward the following “must-haves”: “1 of four different 12-inch collectible ray guns made out of poly resin with four separate color schemes representing each band member’s gun with a clear acrylic stand and placard for display, an exclusive EP with three songs by The Mad Gear & Missile Kid, 1 of 4 wearable masks, 1 ‘Bad Luck Beads’ wooden bracelet, a 48-page photo booklet entitled Art Is The Weapon.”
This collection will be released on Kanye West Super-Day (I just made that up, hopefully it will catch on…), otherwise known as November 22nd. We have until then to figure out who the hell The Mad Gear & Missile Kid are, and where we will put our new MCR collection.