The Used

The Used


Orem, Utah

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The band surmounted homelessness, substance abuse, and the closed-minded environs of their hometown to become a band rock and roll just might need; one that creates compelling, sincere music and performs it with uncontrived style and verve live and on their debut album for Warner/Reprise records. Recorded in…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Branden: I don't think we could have written the first album again because we're all such different people now. Before, we were just writing alone in our house and we were hungry and we were trying to work jobs and we couldn't afford drum sticks and strings. Those things were easier to come by this time, but we had new challenges and new pressures weighing upon us.

    • Branden: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. We enjoyed working with Feldmann so much the first time, plus he knows each of us so well as people. He watched us grow from being kids from nowhere who knew nothing to the musicians we are today. It seemed very necessary to do the album with him again. He complements us really well.

    • Jeph: We all knew that the final product we created together last time was totally sick. And we were confident this time that none of us would stop until we were all happy with the results. We all got what we wanted and I think we impressed each other even though we'd butt heads. Everyone was really pushing themselves and trying new things.

    • Branden: The life we lead - living out of duffle bags and waking up in a different city every day - naturally creates that feeling of movement and momentum you hear in the music.

    • Bert: I've learned a lot about living in the moment, because that's what you have on tour. Everyone has moments they remember and cherish, and those moments make like worth living. I've been thinking so much about death and love these past few months, and I'm just beginning to realize that it all just exists right now in this moment. This is all we have right now.

    • Bert: Sometimes things just seem out of my control, but they really never are. That's what "Take It Away" is about. I just need to take small steps every day.

    • Bert: A lot of s*** will continue to happen. There will always be trials and tribulations. But I have to realize that every mistake I make is part of me. And the only way a mistake is going to remain a mistake is if I don't learn something from it. I try to turn the experience into a positive thing.

    • Quinn: (on Bert)[He is] a chemical mixture of Mick Jagger and a werewolf.

    • Bert: Night time is just so much more dangerous and aggressive and mysterious.

    • Bert: Something very big is about to happen. I feel it. I've always felt it.

  • The Used has it all: great music, great lyrics, great members. The instant you listen to one of their songs, you'll fall in love with the band.

    The uniqueness about The Used is that they are able to capture the feeling that they intended into their songs. Their lyrics are full of intrigues, having a deep meaning, and a single word may define the direction of the lyric's track. They also make their music videos the same way they make their lyrics: they are able to capture the sould and feelings of what they intend, and many times pass feelings into the listener, feeling what the protagonist of each songs feels at the time. Their newest video, I Caught Fire, is an example of their greatness. This is a great band that has captured the spirits of many, but they are sadly sometimes forgotten due to the 12-year-old theorymoreless
  • The used Is the best band ever!

    I personaly think that the used should get more credit on what they do. Such as their Kick ass new video \"I Caught Fire\" I mean this song is a great song, and it was barely on the charts! MCR got all the attention for their song \"Ghost Of YOU\", i am a MCR fan, but i think that the used has more talent than alot of those other bands out there. Their Lyrics are also what makes them so great... i think that everyone should go out there and buy their albums and support them more than they already are. By the way their current albums are:

    THE USED (self titled)

    In love and death

    Maybe Memories (DVD)