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Lead guitarist Tomo explained to Musicradar.com
why this is a special song for him and how he valued producer Flood's (U2, Nine Inch Nails, Killers) contribution to the track: "This is a very special song for me because I think it's one of the most unique-sounding songs on the record, and it's one which gives our listeners a hint at where the band will be going in the future. I also think it's a great example of Flood at his absolute best. He pushed us to take chances and go from a whisper to a scream here, meaning that dynamically we start out with almost nothing and wind up with the most massive production you can imagine. It's a real experience, definitely one designed for good headphones."
Frontman Jared Leto played the guitar on this song whilst Tomo played the bass.
Frontman Jared Leto told MTV News: "My brother and I were born in Louisiana, we had a single mom... who, at the time, was a high school dropout living in the South, [so we] really didn't have very much in terms of materialistic things. And although we moved out of the South when we were kids — you know, we joke we kind of climbed out of the muddy banks of the Mississippi River with food stamps in one hand and our instruments in the other — our mother helped carve a new life for us. And I think that song has some spirit of the South in it; some kind of American Gothic feel."
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind
, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish
and Siamese Dream
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One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."