A Creative Way To Celebrate Army of Anyone’s 10th Anniversary


Photo credit: Odessy Barbu

It’s hard to believe it, but this month marks the 10th anniversary of Army of Anyone’s lone self-titled album. The supergroup featured Filter frontman Richard Patrick, Stone Temple Pilots members Dean and Robert DeLeo, and current Korn drummer Ray Luzier. While the album did not go on to have major commercial success, it has long been a fan favorite among Stone Temple Pilots die hards. The lead single “Goodbye” is a highlight, picking up instrumentally where Shangri LA DEE DA left off, with Richard Patrick adding a powerful vocal melody. Other album highlights include the poignant “Stop, Look, and Listen” and “A Better Place.”

Earlier this year when I realized the 10th anniversary was imminent, I went back to listen to the album, and I rediscovered the band’s instrumental B-side release “Used To Know Her.” I decided to write lyrics and a vocal melody to it, and thought I would share it with you guys to encourage Alternative Nation readers to come up with their own lyrics and melody for the song. If enough of you upload your own takes on it, I’d love to do a followup article showcasing them, as I think it would be a great way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of such an underrated band! Comment your version, or send it to us on Twitter or Facebook. Listen to my version below, followed by the instrumental version Army of Anyone released in 2006.