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Sum 41: Sake Bombs And Happy Endings DVDSake Bombs And Happy Endings DVD (2003)
Island Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: lew_1987lew_1987
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This is actually Sum 41's 2nd DVD release. So in the short time that this band have had major success, they have had 2 DVDs out (excluding the double pack and unofficial ones). So what's so different from the last DVD then? Well, for a start, Introduction To Destruction was largely based on All K.
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This is actually Sum 41's 2nd DVD release. So in the short time that this band have had major success, they have had 2 DVDs out (excluding the double pack and unofficial ones). So what's so different from the last DVD then?

Well, for a start, Introduction To Destruction was largely based on All Killer No Filler whereas Sake Bombs... is mostly based on the songs from Does This Look Infected? (see track list at the bottom). I was largely disappointed to discover that "Machine Gun" and "Grab The Devil" are the only songs from the older days, but nevertheless I was still quite impressed with the tracks featured.

Anyone who has seen or heard Sum 41 live will know that Deryck Whibley is no Pavarotti (slightly plump Italian opera singer) when it comes to singing live. This is true for the first few songs, but by the 5th song he seems to have sorted his voice out.

They do put on quite a good performance and add something new to the songs. The solos and drums are excellent throughout. Recording quality is top notch and sound is also available in 5.1 Surround. It would be impossible to choose my favourite track because even my least favourite songs are made more enjoyable than usual.

I would say that this is a good purchase for anyone who is a really big fan (i.e. owning more than one album), but don't be disappointed with the lack of older songs. Another thing: the crowd are annoying as hell with their one finger gestures or their Sum 41 salute, but if you ignore them, the whole experience is improved.

Track listing:

  1. Mr. Amsterdam
  2. Direction
  3. Hyper-Insomnia-Para-Condroid
  4. Fat Lip
  5. All Messed Up
  6. All She's Got
  7. Over My Head (Better Off Dead)
  8. In Too Deep
  9. Machine Gun
  10. No Brains
  11. Heart Attack
  12. Nothing On My Back
  13. A.N.I.C.
  14. The Hell Song
  15. Thanks For Nothing
  16. Grab The Devil...
  17. Still Waiting
  18. Hooch
  19. Motivation
  20. Pain For Pleasure

 


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Anonymous (April 2, 2005)

If only you had a decent taste in music.

Mass.

Meeg.

Mass meeg.

Anonymous (March 22, 2005)

does anyone know when this will be released in the u. s.. ?

Anonymous (March 21, 2005)

I concur on BSD killing himself.

BrandonSideleau (March 21, 2005)

Black Flag's DVD is just of the show and that's it....they need a full retrospective....with videos of shows from every era of the band....with interviews and shit. And with regards to your comment about Flipper? Go kill yourself BSD, Flipper live would blow the shit out of any band today....nuff said.

Anonymous (March 21, 2005)

"Fuck this shit.......we have this, yet we can't get together footage from great older bands to put onto dvd? Here's to hoping "someday" we'll get high quality retrospective DVDs for the original Misfits, The Minutemen (We Jam Econo is great, hope it comes to DVD), Black Flag, Flipper, Bad Brains. Fuck.....why hasn't anybody put out a remastered DVD version of "Decline...."?"

Black Flag does have a live DVD... Flipper aren't worth a DVD (well, they are moreso than Sum 41, but they still suck)... Bad Brains have a number of bootlegs, and they're about as good quality as you're gonna get for 80's stuff. Ditto for Misfits and The Minutemen.

-BSD

the_wang (March 21, 2005)

score is for max greevey

BrandonSideleau (March 21, 2005)

Fuck this shit.......we have this, yet we can't get together footage from great older bands to put onto dvd? Here's to hoping "someday" we'll get high quality retrospective DVDs for the original Misfits, The Minutemen (We Jam Econo is great, hope it comes to DVD), Black Flag, Flipper, Bad Brains. Fuck.....why hasn't anybody put out a remastered DVD version of "Decline...."?

Anonymous (March 20, 2005)

Their drummer's decent, and they aren't Good Charlotte. I guess that's enough for a 2/10.

Anonymous (March 20, 2005)

Their drummer's decent, and they aren't Good Charlotte. I guess that's enough for a 2/10.

Anonymous (March 19, 2005)

What is this doing on punknews.org? I'm sure their buddy Paris Hilton could pay for a www.pretendrunk.com website

iheartadam (March 19, 2005)

Score is for Japanese Steak Houses.

Anonymous (March 19, 2005)

pop-punkers: I hereby order you to worship at the altar of Petrograd!

NOW!!!

stevejonestherealbones (March 19, 2005)

the fact that these guys released two dvd's has no effect on whether or not your fave bands have released dvds...so get over it...its not as if sum 41 didnt release this then the money used to make it would go into a big pool that allows for other bands to make dvds

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (March 19, 2005)

They did say that "Chuck" would sound like Metallica but with the usual anthemic choruses or something. Not that it did.

Joe

xwileyX (March 19, 2005)

On Metal Sludge these guys said they were going to start sounding like old school Metallica...I wish

LMChc (March 18, 2005)

the brits spell patronizing with an 's', assbag.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

Too many bands release dvds too early in their careers. If it was up to me, dvds would only be comissioned as retrospectives chalk full of live footage from the hay days and a doco. That way we could avoid a lot of crap.

Not-To-Regret (March 18, 2005)

Sum 41 is good at what they do, I guess... but bands like Strung Out have way more respect and have yet to release a DVD...

Better bands need DVDs.

2 DVDs released for a a bunch of twenty something pop-punkers? That's just not fair.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

i wish i was in sum 41 so i could do mass coke as well

TheOneTrueBill (March 18, 2005)

These guys are way more tolerable than most. They know how to write a catchy tune or two.

And the shenanigans on the other DVDs are hilarious. A friend of mine showed them to me and I was laughing my ass off.

Benjasaurus (March 18, 2005)

Better than Pennywise at least.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

score is for explaining who pavarotti is

TJmoney (March 18, 2005)

nuck if you buck

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

Score is for none of us putting a score, but all saying "Score is for..."

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

Score is for you needlessly putting a capital letter in the middle of a sentence.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

"Thank you for clearing up who Pavarotti is.... Score is for you being patronising"

Thank you for spelling Patronizing wrong.... Score is for you being an idiot

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

Thank you for clearing up who Pavarotti is.... Score is for you being patronising

ElVaquero (March 18, 2005)

Yeah, man, fuck the haters.

Hitler was really good at killing jews too.

Yeah, I drew that comparison.

I got balls this big, bitch.

bemused (March 18, 2005)

Fuck the haters, this band is good at what they do

-Chris-

Not-To-Regret (March 18, 2005)

A sub-sub-sub-sub-sub par Green Day. Half hour of Power was the best record, all the rest were too mainstream oriented.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

so any of the silliness not related to music of the other dvd release?

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