An American rock band from Orem, Utah. Since their formation in 2001, they have released five studio albums.The Used are known for having a highly versatile sound that has been said to fall under many genres, tones and moods, often switching over the course of a single song. While Post-Hardcore and Alternative Rock are perhaps the best fitting, the term "emo" tends to get thrown into the mix, despite the band's neglect to consider themselves by those genres. Says frontman Bert Mc Cracken, "We're a rock band. That's all we've ever been."Members:
Bert Mc Cracken - Lead vocals, piano, keyboards.
Quinn Allman - Lead guitar, backing vocals.
Jeph Howard - Bass guitar, backing vocals.
Dan Whitesides - Drums, percussion (as of 2006, as a replacement for former member Branden Steineckert).
Epic Rocking: "Smother Me" exceeds the 6-minute mark. "Men Are All The Same", which clocks in just under 6 minutes, also qualifies, considering the band mostly performs songs around 3 minutes in length.
Fanservice: The occasional makeout session between Bert and Quinn during live shows.
Ode to Intoxication: "Sound Effects And Overdramatics" is partly about crystal meth. Bert has had troubles with addiction in his past, although he's been clean for several years now.
Precision F-Strike: Featured in "Hands and Faces", "The Taste of Ink", "All That I've Got" and "I'm a Fake", among others. The Used prefer this over the Cluster F-Bomb, making the one curse word in a few songs much more meaningful than most rappers' cursing every other line.
Take That: Many fans insist "Pretty Handsome Awkward" is one toward Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. All the band has said, however, was that it's about "someone with short blonde hair" (which Gerard had at the time of the song's release).