A♯1 Roller Rager

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"A#1 Roller Rager"
Single by CKY
from the album Carver City
Released May 4, 2009 (2009-05-04)
Format Digital download
Length 3:50
Label Roadrunner
Producer(s) Chad I Ginsburg
CKY singles chronology
"Hellions on Parade"
"A#1 Roller Rager"
Carver City track listing
"Woe Is Me"
"A#1 Roller Rager"
"Old Carver's Bones"

"A#1 Roller Rager" is a song by American heavy metal band CKY. Written by Deron Miller and Chad I Ginsburg, it was featured on the band's 2009 fourth studio album, Carver City. It was released as the second and final single from Carver City on May 4, 2009.

Composition and style[edit]

In a review of Carver City, guitar website Ultimate Guitar Archive noted that "A#1 Roller Rager vacillates between broody and raging".[1] PopMatters writer Lana Cooper described the song as "wickedly melodic", and claimed that it sounded "vaguely reminiscent" of alternative rock band Foo Fighters.[2] Phil Freeman of music website AllMusic compared the style of the track's guitar riff to the band Fu Manchu.[3]

Promotion and release[edit]

"A#1 Roller Rager" was released as a digital download single on May 4, 2009,[4] the second single from the album following "Hellions on Parade".[5] In 2015, it was included on the reissue of the compilation album The Best of CKY.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "A#1 Roller Rager" was directed by drummer Jess Margera's brother Bam Margera and produced by Joe Frantz, with post-production effects added by Backseat Conceptions.[7] The video was released in May 2009, shortly after the single and the album.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic writer Phil Freeman identified "A#1 Roller Rager" as one of three highlights on Carver City, praising the track for its guitar riff, presence of synthesizers, and chorus.[3]


  1. ^ "Carver City Review: CKY". Ultimate Guitar Archive. May 19, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Lana (May 27, 2009). "CKY: Carver City". PopMatters. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Freeman, Phil. "Carver City - CKY". AllMusic. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "A#1 Roller Rager - Single by CKY". iTunes. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hellions on Parade - Single by CKY". iTunes. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ "CKY - The Best Of CKY". Discogs. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ CKY "A#1 Roller Rager". Vimeo. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "CKY: 'A#1 Roller Rager' Video Available". Blabbermouth.net. May 23, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 

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