The Used is an American rock band from Orem, Utah, that formed in 2001.
The Used was founded in January 2001 with the recruitment of members Branden Steineckert, Quinn Allman and Jeph Howard
where they created a home studio together to record demo material.
Orem, Utah, USA
Alternative rock, post-hardcore, emo, screamo, pop punk
They decided upon the name after friends claimed they felt "used" when contact
with the band members waned as they became more engrossed in the project.
Quinn Allman -
guitar, backing vocals
Jeph Howard -
bass guitar, backing vocals
Bert McCracken -
lead vocals, piano and keyboards
Dan Whitesides -
Branden Steineckert -
drums, backing vocals
The Used Quotes
"I rebelled against the Mormon Church by going to other churches. I rebelled against my parents by not eating meat. I rebelled against my friends and myself by doing drugs. And I rebelled against everything that was holding me down by playing music with these guys."
I mean, you can't have sex until you're married if you're Mormon. The first time I had sex, my parents found out. They were listening in on the phone while I was talking about sex to my girlfriend. They freaked out, man. They both cornered me in my bedroom.
When my first girlfriend from high school and I started living together, we were both drug addicts. We did drugs and we @#$%& for hours. I was definitely a fan of crystal methamphetamine, but not anymore. I like Coronas now. Had some great sex smoking weed, too.
"I've rebelled against all types of conformity throughout my life, not just Utah's conservative culture,"