Bassist Pete Wentz has likened Fall Out Boy’s second album to unprotected sex.
Wentz says 2005’s From Under the Cork Tree was the sound of a band not knowing what they were doing.
He tells Kerrang: “We really had no idea what we were doing at the time. We were kids. Making it was like unprotected sex on a one-night stand, having a kid, and then the kid just happening to turn out really awesome.”
After a hiatus that lasted from 2009 to 2013, FOB released Save Rock And Roll in 2013 and this year issued their sixth record American Beauty/American Psycho.
But Wentz says it was on From Under The Cork Tree that he and mainman Patrick Stump really connected as songwriters.
He adds: “It was the first time we felt like we weren’t really rushed into the studio. We were able to explore many more aspects of what we wanted to achieve as a band, bring in different influence.
“I absolutely inhabited that record - certain songs, anyway - and it was a time when me and Patrick really cemented our working relationship together.”
The band return to the UK in October for a seven-date tour.
FALL OUT BOY UK ARENA TOUR 2015
Oct 03: Leeds First Direct Arena
Oct 04: Aberdeen AECC Oil & Gas Arena
Oct 06: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Oct 07: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Oct 09: Manchester Arena
Oct 10: Bournemouth International Centre
Oct 11: London SSE Arena Wembley