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WatchMojo chats with Dan and Quinn from alt-rock band The Used to learn how they like to describe their music, and why their ...
new music has gotten darker.
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Interview with the Used
Rebecca Brayton: This band style straddles a variety of sub-genres but they’re decidedly a rock group.
Hi, I’m Rebecca Brayton and welcome to WatchMojo.com and today, we’re speaking with the Used.
We often like to start with the origin story of the bands that we introduced. So, why don’t you kind of give us the rundown of how the Used originally got together?
Quinn Allman: We got together in a house in Utah about 10 years ago. Well 8, 9, 10 years ago something, we recorded some songs just by ourselves and we went to a Goldfinger concert and we gave their singer John Feldmann our CD and he was practicing bands and he called us a few days later and said, “I listened to it. I think it’s pretty good. Keep in touch.” So, about six months later, we had about 10 more songs and we sent that to him and he says, “I want you guys to come to my house.” So, we flew out to LA, recorded, that pretty much happened like a fairy tale or something like that. I mean it just happened so quick. We weren’t even a band for a year and we we’re already getting signed. It was weird.
Rebecca Brayton: Who did you all grew up listening to individually and how do you think that that’s going to come together to make the Used sound?
Dan Whitesides: Honestly, it is easy for me to just tell you what I hate and I never listened to because I hate country music, I hate anything Disney, I hate Christmas Music. I don’t like Bluegrass. I respect some of that but I don’t like it so that definitely did not influence me at all ever.
Rebecca Brayton: How do you guys like to describe or label your music?
Dan Whitesides: Original, good, from the heart, loud, beautiful, sweet, sexy, sensuous, sizzling, satisfying, shitty, sucky, stupid, silly, damn good.
Rebecca Brayton: The most recent album artwork is a little darker than your other stuff, what would you say caused the shift?
Quinn Allman: I mean coming into the record, we got rid of our management, we had switched producers, we just want to do what we wanted to do. Not really get in the studio and trying to make hits and kind of play that game.
Dan Whitesides: All the songs are definitely different from each other but they’re all Italian with the sound and even lyrically I think.
Rebecca Brayton: What do you think are today’s musician’s most important marketing tools?
Dan Whitesides: Well, I think with us, it’s just the honesty that you get and I think that’s why the Used has a fun based, be honest and people would be able to sell.
Rebecca Brayton: On that, I would say thank you very much guys.