Sum 41 released "Fat Lip" 20 years ago today.— Stereogum (@stereogum) April 22, 2021
Deryck Whibley told us the story behind the zeitgeist-defining hit, which presciently merged pop-punk and rap-rock while capturing the spirit of the 'Jackass' era: https://t.co/T4OMbigwwk pic.twitter.com/CGelWkJfGN
In 2001 pop punk was everywhere and a small band from Ontario released their single “Fat Lip”. Stereogum talks to Derek Whitbey about their song and career as Sum 41.
Filmed in Pomona, skate parks, head shaving and lots of jumping, the video had it all.
Highlights of the article include:
• it took about a year for Whibley to write the song and another 6mo to record
• it was a last minute addition and wasn’t planned as part of the album
• if they get sick of playing their popular songs they will quit music because the point is playing what people love (and disses Radiohead for refusing to play theirs)
• no mention of avril
Do you remember where you were 20yr ago? I was in the spring semester of my junior year and anxiously awaiting summer and senior year!
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