THE USED – Interview with Bert McCracken (AHM)
by Anna Denejkina
Written for Australian Hysteria Magazine
Originally published in Issue 9, 2012
In 2004, The Used released their seminal, sophomore record, In Love and Death. They monumentally shake up the Australian emo-scene: a walk-of-life we all remember, ’cause you were either one of them, or you made fun of them.
Cue sold out shows and mass devotion from fans. Front man Bert McCracken is extolled as a sex symbol, fashion icon, and role model for countless adolescent girls and boys. For these fanatics, The Used became the epitome and the beacon of a scene made popular by an emancipated façade of apathy and pensiveness, no matter how authentic, harmonised, or specious it really was…
… ; here is something old, and blue.