All Killer No Filler

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All Killer No Filler is the second studio album by the Canadian rock band Sum 41, released on May 8, 2001. The album was a commercial success and brought the band mainstream popularity, selling over 9 million copies worldwide. It was certified platinum in the United States, Canada and in the UK.[1]

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. Top40.com ranked the album as the 9th greatest punk pop album of all time.[2]

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History

Sum 41's first full-length album, All Killer No Filler, 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.[8] The song remains the band's most successful song to date. After "Fat Lip", two more singles were released from the album: "In Too Deep" and "Motivation". "In Too Deep" peaked at #10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, while "Motivation" peaked at #24 on the same chart. The album peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200 chart and at #9 on the Top Canadian Albums chart. While critical reception was mixed, the album was a commercial success, and was certified platinum in the United States, Canada and in the UK.

The success of the album brought the band touring offers with mainstream punk rock bands like Blink-182 and The Offspring.[9] 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.[10] They later rescheduled the canceled shows.[11]

Track listing

All songs by Deryck Whibley and Greig Nori, except when noted.

** The songs "Summer" and "Makes No Difference" were originally from Half Hour of Power. Summer is a newly recorded version.

Personnel

  • Sum 41
    • Deryck Whibley - guitar, lead vocals, drums on "Pain for Pleasure"
    • Dave Baksh - lead guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Fat Lip"
    • Cone McCaslin - bass guitar, vocals
    • Steve Jocz - drums, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Pain for Pleasure", co-lead vocals on "Fat Lip"
  • Greig Nori - Management, backing vocals on "Motivation", guitar on "Handle This" and "Pain for Pleasure"
  • Jerry Finn - Producer
  • Tom Lord-Alge - Mixing
  • Jonathan Mannion - Photography, Inlay Design
  • Joe McGrath - Engineer
  • Sean O'Dwyer - Engineer
  • Robert Read - Assistant
  • Alan Sanderson - Assistant
  • Katy Teasdale - Assistant

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