Maybe Memories

Maybe Memories

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by The Used
     
 
Maybe Memories is wrapped in solemn artwork, contains two full discs of audio and video material, and even includes a heartfelt thank-you from the bandmembers themselves amidst its liner notes. And while it's honorable for the Used to be so appreciative of their newfound fame that the young group would issue a collection of live

Overview

Maybe Memories is wrapped in solemn artwork, contains two full discs of audio and video material, and even includes a heartfelt thank-you from the bandmembers themselves amidst its liner notes. And while it's honorable for the Used to be so appreciative of their newfound fame that the young group would issue a collection of live material, music videos, unreleased studio tracks, and behind-the-scenes footage, the reality is that the band really only has one full-length album out. Collections like Maybe Memories used to be golden parachutes, an easy way to fulfill one's contractual duties. In an age when media consumption advances faster than the record companies can move, Memories feels more like a way for the Used to remain economically soluble while they record an eventual follow-up. After all, despite the unchecked, almost masochistic levels of soul-searching that guides vocalist Bert McCracken, and even though the Used convincingly bind that emotion to their herky-jerky alternative metal, the Used haven't distinguished their music enough from their contemporaries to make Maybe Memories work for anyone other than their most rabid fans. However, if you are said fan, this record is for you. Besides the aforementioned live material (which fades annoyingly between each track), highlights include McCracken's gothic take at the ivories ("Sometimes I Just Go for It"), as well as "Zero Mechanism," an early home recording that actually sounds better than some of the debut, since its vitality isn't choked by the sheen of professional production.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/15/2003
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624850328
catalogNumber:
48503

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Maybe Memories
  2. A Box Full of Sharp Objects
  3. On My Own
  4. Say Days Ago
  5. Just a Little
  6. It Could Be a Good Excuse
  7. Zero Mechanism
  8. Bulimic
  9. Alone This Holiday
  10. Sometimes I Just Go for It

Disc 2

  1. The Video Diary
  2. A Box Full of Sharp Objects
  3. The Taste of Ink
  4. Buried Myself Alive
  5. Blue and Yellow
  6. The Making of Buried Myself Alive
  7. The Making of the Taste of Ink
  8. The Live Performance: Live at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre, March 21,
  9. Band Video Bio: Jeph
  10. Band Video Bio: Quinn
  11. Band Video Bio: Bert
  12. Band Video Bio: Branden

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Used   Primary Artist
Bert McCracken   Vocals
Branden Steineckert   Drums
Quinn Allman   Guitar
Jeph Howard   Bass

Technical Credits

Craig Aaronson   Executive Producer
Craig Anderson   Authoring
Spencer Chrislu   Authoring
John Feldmann   Composer,Producer,Engineer
David Dieckmann   Authoring
Daryl "D-Mack" Eaton   Booking
Used   Composer,Liner Notes
Branden Steineckert   Producer,Engineer
Mark Blewett   Engineer
Evan Aaronson   Video Editor,Video Producer
Paul Heiman   Video Editor

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Maybe Memories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The used is an awesome band!!!! check out there new video!!!!! http://www.peta2.com/ot/o-theused.asp
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this band and this was so awesome, they rule.(period)
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