MUSIC HISTORY CLASS: All Killer, No Filler

History Lesson

On this day in 2001, Canadian pop-punk outfit, Sum 41, officially blew up thanks to the release of their sophomore album, All Killer, No Filler. Filled to the brim with youthful anti-establishment rhetoric, catchy-as-AIDS choruses, and unabashed immaturity, All Killer, No Filler was a welcomed distraction from the monotony of the post-grunge onslaught. Riding high on the coat-tails of monster lead single, “Fat Lip,” Sum 41 would go onto dominate MTV’s Total Request Live and spend time opening for the likes of Blink-182 and The Offspring. All Killer, No Filler detonated the lid of mainstream pop-rock.

Sum 41’s brand of teenage boy pop-punk harkened more to Blink-182 than Green Day  and quickly garnered the Canadian band a loyal following of skateboard punks disenchanted by acoustic ballads such as “Good Riddance (Time of your Life).” All Killer, No Filler would go on to reach #13 on the Billboard Top-200 and sell over three-million copies worldwide, being certified platinum along the way. Not bad for a bunch of Canadian hooligans?

Written by Michael Meeze (follow him on Twitter)

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Michael is the Founder and Director of the Philly-based LGBT+ non-profit, Punk Out. He enjoys moshing endlessly, forgetting his karaoke performance from the previous night, and pushing that Big Gay Agenda.

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