• USED - GREENDAY - Insomniac CD
USED COMPACT DISC
Eschewing the typical punk rock ethos of creating cheap, low-quality recordings, the band strove to perfect its sound on the record. Cool experimented with different cymbal sounds on nearly every song on the album, while Armstrong and producer Rob Cavallo developed the ritual of lining up several guitar amps and testing each one to achieve the desired sound. Much of Insomniac was recorded in short, high-energy bursts. Before takes, the group would drink excessive amounts of coffee, "squeeze every last drop of energy" into the recordings, and then rest immediately afterward.