Half Hour of Power
Half Hour of Power
Artist(s) Sum 41
Release Date June 27, 2000
Length 30:00
Label Big Rig (US)
Aquarius (Canada)
Producer(s) Greig Nori
Deryck Whibley
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Date June 12, 2000
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Date April 17, 2002

Half Hour of Power is Sum 41's debut EP. Despite it's title, there is only 24 minutes of music on it. Some prints of the album add dead space at the end of the release's final song "Another Time Around", making the EP's length a half hour. It was released on June 27, 2000 on Big Rig Records, a subsidiary of Island Records (US), and Aquarius Records (Canada).

On the thanks to section, the band states "This EP Is dedicated in loving memory to the band Closet Monster." The album title is a direct reference to its running time, which is 30 minutes long after the addition of dead space.

The EP's sixth track "Summer" was re-recorded for their debut studio album All Killer No Filler. The band planned to put the song on each of their albums as a joke, but scrapped the plan after All Killer No Filler.

Three of the songs on the record, "What I Believe", "Another Time Around" and "Summer" were all originally featured in their first-stage demo versions on their 1998 demo tape. The cover of the album features drummer Steve Jocz in his boxer shorts holding a water gun. It bears a resemblance to the cover of the Megadeth album So Far, So Good... So What!

Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Grab the Devil by the Horns and Fuck Him Up the Ass" Sum 41 Greig Nori, Deryck Whibley 1:07
2. "Machine Gun" Sum 41 Nori, Whibley 2:29
3. "What I Believe" Sum 41 Nori 2:50
4. "T.H.T." Sum 41 Nori, Whibley 0:44
5. "Makes No Difference" Sum 41 Nori, Whibley 3:11
6. "Summer" Sum 41 Nori, Whibley 2:42
7. "32 Ways to Die" Sum 41 Nori, Whibley 1:31
8. "Second Chance for Max Headroom" Sum 41 Nori, Whibley 3:51
9. "Dave's Possessed Hair/It's What We're All About" Sum 41 Nori, Whibley 3:48
10. "Ride the Chariot to the Devil" Sum 41 Nori, Whibley 0:55
11. "Another Time Around" Sum 41 Nori, Whibley 3:19
Hidden track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
12. "[Silence]" 3:33