“I was working a security job in San Diego. I was just like, writing music in my living room for the longest time, you know. This instrumental tape, it migrated to me, then it really started bringing out some emotions that I hadn’t touched on in a while. It just…this natural thing came out, and all I did was record it. I surfed in P.B. one morning after work and went and recorded it, like, literally with the sand still on my feet and stuff and just sent it up that day." - Eddie Vedder
“I was worried, when we first decided this was going to be the band name, about all the negative puns that would happen,” Ruess says. “Like, ‘This is no fun at all!’ It’s really just people coming up to us and saying…’Well that was really fun! Whoops, I did it. Tehehehe.” With such a common word as the band’s name, it’s almost impossible to avoid entirely. “You’re gonna say it,” warns Antonoff. “Yeah, if you say it and you acknowledge that you said it, don’t bring it up to us,” advises Ruess. “That’s for future reference for everybody.”
When I met them my friend told them to have fun and then apologised and I think it was the most I’ve ever laughed.