All Killer, No Filler
|All Killer, No Filler|
|Studio album by Sum 41|
|Released||May 8, 2001|
|Recorded||2000 & 2001 at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Canada and Cello Studios in Los Angeles, California|
|Genre||Pop punk, skate punk|
|Sum 41 studio album chronology|
|Singles from All Killer, No Filler|
All Killer, No Filler is the debut studio album by the Canadian rock band Sum 41, (although some consider Half Hour Of Power to be their first album, the band say this is their first album) released on May 8, 2001. It was certified platinum in the United States, Canada and in the UK.
Despite mixed reviews, the album was a commercial success, peaking at No. 13 on the Billboard 200. The single, "Fat Lip" peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Tracks. In recent years, the album has received highly positive reviews, and has been praised as the album that gained the band success. The album has been considered by critics and fans as a pop punk classic, and has been considered one of the greatest pop punk albums of all time.
The album features lyrics with various subjects such as society, laziness, self-indulgence, and relationships. The album's title is considered to be a reference to the Jerry Lee Lewis album All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology. As of September 2011, the album has sold over 1.9 million copies in the U.S.
All Killer No Filler, which was Sum 41's first full-length album, was released on May 8, 2001.
"Fat Lip", the album's first single, achieved significant chart and commercial success; it topped the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart as well as many other charts around the world. The song remains the band's most successful song to date. After "Fat Lip", two more singles, entitled "In Too Deep" and "Motivation", were released from the album. "In Too Deep" peaked at #10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, while "Motivation" peaked at #24 on the same chart. Though not singles, music videos were made for the tracks "Pain For Pleasure" and "Nothing on My Back". The album peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200 chart and at #9 on the Top Canadian Albums chart.
Two of the album's songs, namely "Fat Lip" and "In Too Deep", were featured in the film American Pie 2. The song "Summer" was originally released on Half Hour of Power, but was re-recorded for All Killer No Filler.
On April 6, 2011 a special edition of the album was released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of All Killer No Filler, exclusive to Japan.
The album's style has been described as pop punk and skate punk. The band has mentioned Blink-182, NOFX, Pennywise and The Offspring as major influences for the album's sound. The album also has been described as a more polished and radio-friendly album than their previous release, Half Hour Of Power. The band has mentioned Green Day as their main influence for the album. "I was about 14 when ‘Dookie’ came out," Deryck Whibley recalls. "I remember seeing the video for 'Basket Case' for the first time... It had so much energy and it was so different. I'd never seen anything like it before. From then I was instant fan."
The lyrical subject matter has been described to consist of "summer nostalgia", "relationships", "laziness", and "society". Absolutepunk described the album as "the album that your parents don't want you to discover at age 11 when you're just starting to think that school is bullshit and the only thing that really matters is that ridiculously cute girl who honestly treats you like shit", as well as adding "The lyrics are broad enough that everyone can relate to them, but specific enough that each song makes you think of a certain person or situation in your life. The perfect balance".
Reception and Legacy
The album was a commercial success, selling over 1.7 million copies worldwide. It has been certified platinum in the United States, Canada and in the UK.
The success of the album brought the band touring offers with mainstream pop punk bands like Blink-182 and The Offspring. The band spent much of 2001 touring; they played over 300 concerts that year before returning to the studio to record another album. They took the last week of the tour off due to the September 11 terrorist attacks. They later rescheduled the canceled shows.
All Killer No Filler received a mixed reception at the time of its release. The album was praised for its catchy hooks, but criticized for its unoriginality. At the time, most critics dismissed the band as a band riding on the coattails of the success of pop punk.
However, the album has received retrospective acclaim. The album's change in critical reviews has been believed to be because of the band's success following the album's release. Allmusic said "It would be a mistake to view Sum 41 as just another second-rate band cashing in on the early-'00s punk-pop boom, even if it did recruit Jerry Finn to produce All Killer No Filler." Top40.com ranked the album as the 9th greatest pop punk album of all time. Rock Sound put the album at No. 46 in "101 Modern Classics".
|1.||"Introduction to Destruction" (Jocz)||0:37|
|2.||"Nothing on My Back"||3:01|
|3.||"Never Wake Up"||0:49|
|4.||"Fat Lip" (Whibley/Jocz)||2:58|
|7.||"In Too Deep"||3:27|
|8.||"Summer" (re-recorded version)||2:49|
|10.||"Crazy Amanda Bunkface"||2:15|
|11.||"All She's Got"||2:21|
|13.||"Pain for Pleasure" (Jocz)||1:42|
|UK bonus track|
|14.||"Makes No Difference"||3:11|
|Japanese 10th Anniversary edition bonus tracks|
|14.||"Makes No Difference"||3:11|
|15.||"What I Believe"||2:49|
|18.||"It's What We're All About" (featuring Kerry King)||3:34|
|19.||"Fat Lip" (live)||2:57|
|21.||"Crazy Amanda Bunkface" (live)||2:03|
|22.||"All She's Got" (live)||3:06|
|23.||"Makes No Difference" (live)||4:57|
|24.||"Machine Gun" (live)||2:53|
|25.||"It's What We're All About" (featuring Tommy Lee) (live)||2:26|
|Japanese 10th Anniversary edition bonus DVD|
|1.||"Homemade film EPK"||7:30|
|2.||"Going Going Gonorrhea EPK"||5:59|
|3.||"Japan EPK" (Part 1)||11:41|
|4.||"Japan EPK" (Part 2)||11:53|
- Sum 41
- Deryck Whibley – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, drums on "Pain for Pleasure"
- Dave Baksh – lead guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Fat Lip"
- Cone – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Steve Jocz – Drums, percussion, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Pain for Pleasure", co-lead vocals on "Fat Lip"
- Additional musicians
- Greig Nori – backing vocals on "Motivation", guitar on "Handle This" and "Pain for Pleasure"
- Kerry King – guitar solo on "It's What We're All About"
- Tommy Lee – drums on "It's What We're All About" (live)
- Chris Wahl – inner inlay photo
- Jonathan Mannion – outer inlay & interior group photo design
- Kiim Kinakin – album design
- Jerry Finn – producer
- Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
- Joe McGrath – engineer
- Sean O'Dwyer – engineer
- Ari Martin, & Nettwerk Management – management
- Brian Gardner – mastering
- Gizelle Galang – business affairs
- Rob Mitchell – A&R coordination
- Robert Steveson & Lewis Largent – A&R
- Joel Kazmi – assistant
- Robert Read – assistant
- Alan Sanderson – assistant
- Katie Teasdale – assistant
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