Format: CD
Label: Initial
Catalog: 48
Rel. Date: 03/03/2003
UPC: 616172004823

Open up and Say Awesome
Artist: Ultimate Fakebook
Format: CD
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Ultimate Fakebook got their big time shot in 2000 with their second album andmajor label debut, This Will Be Laughing Week. Unfortunately, Epic musthave thought they were getting the next Green Day with the pop/punk trio fromLawrence, Kansas. If the label had paid attention, they would have realizedthey had so much more. UF return to their indie roots with Open Up and SayAwesome on little Initial Records without downsizing their sonic ambitionsor attitude in the least, as evidenced by the hook laden “Inside Me, InsideYou,” the crashing anthem “Popscotch Party Rock,” and the CheapTrick swing of “When I’m With You, I’m OK.” Ultimate Fakebookmanages the delicate wirewalk between innocuous power pop and throbbing punkwhile writing songs that combine the smartass panache of the Knack (“GoddamnDance Craze”) and an ear for radio-friendly contemporary punkish pop (“BeforeYou Leave”). They’re already great, now they need to be huge.