Release Date: Oct 12, 2004
Record label: Island
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
In June 2004, Sum 41 was in Congo filming a documentary for charity when they found themselves caught in the midst of the country's ongoing hostilities. But a UN aid worker named Chuck Pelletier was instrumental in getting the band to safety, and a grateful Sum 41 named their fourth album in his honor. As they say in their liners, "Without him, we'd be dead.
Even snotty-nosed punk rockers realise you grow up. To this end, Chuck begins with a plangent guitar instrumental which, from its mournful, despondent tones, almost certainly ponders the futility of existence. Still, having got their mid-life crisis out of the way in 46 seconds, Sum 41 quickly return to their mission of making juvenile punk rock even dumber and dumber.