The Used Give a Little Back to Their Fans

By | June 12, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The Used, from Orem, Utah, have become a musical phenomenon in short order since the release of their self-titled debut album last summer.

The band’s honest and straightforward approach to their music and lives has captivated an audience worldwide. Now, more than a year into living on the road and performing their music with reckless abandon and extreme passion, The Used have decide to give a little back to their fans in appreciation of all that they have done for them. That gift is a heartfelt, behind the scenes telling of their story, as they say, “with nothing to hide” – a way to “experience our lives as four regular kids from Utah whose dreams came true,” says the band.

The gift is Maybe Memories, a CD

DVD title in stores July 8. The CD features 10 tracks of live and previously unreleased material, including live versions of “Maybe Memories,” “A Box Full Of Sharp Objects,” “On My Own” and “Say Days Ago” from their debut. Also included is the unreleased track “Just A Little” along with home demos and never before heard songs such as “Could Be A Good Excuse,” “Zero Mechanism,” “Bulimic” and “Sometimes I Just Go For It.”

The DVD portion of the disc features 100 plus minutes of documentary footage from the bands earliest days in Utah to the present time. Personal home movies and live concert performance are also included. For those who missed them on MTV, the band’s full-length music videos for “Box Full Of Sharp Objects,” “The Taste Of Ink,” “Buried Myself Alive” and the brand new “Blue And Yellow” video are also included. As an added bonus, they’ve tossed in two “making of” segments shot during the “Buried Myself Alive” video as well as the “Taste Of Ink” video. Maybe Memories is all a fan could ask for and more!

The Used’s self-titled debut album (released June 2002) was recorded in Los Angeles and at London’s legendary Olympic Studios (Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin) with producer John Feldman behind the board. The album, which is approaching gold status in the States, features the hit singles “The Taste Of Ink” and “Buried Myself Alive.” The latest track, “Blue And Yellow,” is currently cruising up the radio chart courtesy of the Reprise promotion staff – as well as some great musical and lyrical styling by The Used.

Track Listing

  • Maybe Memories – Live(a
  • A Box Full Of Sharp Objects – Live(a
  • On My Own – Live(a
  • Say Days Ago – Live(a
  • Just A Little – Unreleased Track from Debut Album
  • It Could Be A Good Excuse – Home Demo
  • Zero Mechanism – Home Demo
  • Bulimic – Home Demo
  • Alone This Holiday – Recorded for KROQ Christmas Album
  • Sometimes I Just Go For It

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