Sorry for Partyin' is the eighth studio album by American rock band Bowling for Soup. It is also the first ever BFS album to be released by RCA Records. It was released on October 12, 2009. It debuted at No. 104 on the Billboard 200 and No. 47 on Rock albums. No single was released to the radio for the album.
Bowling for Soup recorded 27 songs for the album as of June 2009. On August 8, Jaret posted on Twitter that the band had enough songs for a double album, but will only be putting 12-14 of those songs onto this album.
"Amateur Night" (Bowling for Soup decided to give out a new song titled "Amateur Night" for free on their street team site for a limited time. When opened with iTunes the album comes up as Sorry For B-sides. Also available on the U.K. version of the album)
"I'll Always Remember You (That Way)" (featuring Kim Shattuck of The Muffs; released as part of the My Wena EP)
"Goodbye Friend" (released as part of the My Wena EP. The song was also made available as a free download on the band's official online store in memory of Jeff "FFroe" Roe from December 17–18, 2009)
"Girl All The Bad Guys Want (Acoustic Version)" (from Sorry For Partyin' Instant Downloads when you pre-order the CD from the band's website)
"My Wena (Acoustic)" (from Sorry For Partyin' Instant Downloads when you pre-order the CD from the band's website)
According to frontman Jaret Reddick in his ninth Bowling for Soup podcast, "No Hablo Inglés" was supposed to be released to radio stations in January 2010 as the album's first single. However, Bowling for Soup was dropped from Jive Records shortly after the release of Sorry for Partyin' and because of this, songs like "My Wena" and "No Hablo Inglés" that had released music videos were not released as radio singles.
The song "My Wena" first previewed on May 5, 2009, on the Lex and Terry show. A music video for the song was filmed and the video was released on July 21, 2009. The song was released to iTunes on July 28, 2009. An EP featuring the song, titled the My Wena EP was released digitally August 7, 2009. A clean version of the "My Wena" video (later titled the "Puppy Version") was released on the band's official YouTube page on August 28, 2009.
My Wena EP
Reddick, Linus of Hollywood
"I'll Always Remember You (That Way)" (featuring Kim Shattuck of The Muffs)
The song "No Hablo Inglés" first premiered to members on the BFS Army site to those who had contributed, the page claims this is the first single.
The music video for the song is a parody of the As seen on TVinfomercials. In the video, Jaret Reddick stands in front of a TV studio audience and portrays a motivational speaker offering his "fool-proof" solution to any problem – simply reply "No Hablo Inglés" (Spanish for "I don't know English") and the problem disappears. The video features a telephone number (which answers to a Bowling for Soup fan line) and an address (a private mailbox at a UPS Store in Flower Mound, Texas, located south of Denton).
Dave "Termite Dave" Hale - Tour Manager/ baby sitter. Tony "T-Ride" Gattone - Guitar/ Bass Tech/ sandwich artist. Jacob "Pinky" Henry - Stage Manager/ Monitors/ Drum Tech/ funny hats. Blake Hunt - Merch and breath of fresh air. Wayne Neil - driver/ swell guy/ Australian. Sherman - is a dog.
Produced by Linus of Hollywood & Jaret Reddick; Engineered by Peter McCabe at Wire Recording Studio, Austin, TX; Assisted by Joey Benjamin; Studio Assistant: Will Krienke; Studio Interns: Matt Ralls & Kent Chandler; "No Hablo Inglés" Engineered by Casey Diiorio at Valve Studios, Dallas, TX; Additional Recording at Valve Studios, Dallas, TX and Kingsize Soundlabs, Los Angeles
Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge at Mix L.A.; Assistant Mix Engineers: Keith Armstrong, Nik Karpen; Additional Mix Engineering: Brad Townsend, Andrew Schubert
Linus of Hollywood: Additional Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Gang Vocals, Fart Noises and Percussion; Tony Scalzo: Piano & Organ on "BFFF;" Piano on "If Only" and "I Don't Wish You Were Dead Anymore;" Scott Reynolds: Chorus Vox "America (Wake Up Amy);" Parry Gripp: Sang "America (Wake Up Amy);" Gang Vocals on "Only Young" and "Hooray for Beer;" Zac Maloy: Sweet-ass Backing Vocals at the end of "Love Goes Boom"
A&R: Teresa LaBarbera Whites; Booking: Andy Somers at The Agency Group; Management: Mike Swinford for Rainmaker Artists; Legal: Mike McKoy at Serling Rooks & Ferrara
Band Photography by Jason Janik; Additional Photography by Peter McCabe (page 5 band insert), Brad Bond (page 2) and Joshua Marc Levy (pages 4–5, 8)
Package Art Direction & Design by Joshua Marc Levy and Brad Bond, 15th Anniversary Cake Illustration by Steven Ray Brown.