Before We Spark is ULTIMATE FAKEBOOK's follow up to 2002's smash hit,Open Up And Say Awesome, featuring six brand new songs that showcase a darker side of their power pop sound. Before We Spark also includes a remix of "Inside Me, Inside You" (from Open Up And Say Awesome) done by GET UP KIDS / REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT producer Ed Rose as well as an enhanced portion featuring the music video for "Inside Me, Inside You" and two additional Ed Rose remixes. Since their beginning in Manhattan, Kansas on Halloween 1996 (they have since spread out to Lawrence and Kansas City, KS), ULTIMATE FAKEBOOK has amassed a loyal and fanatic fanbase built solely on their live shows and top notch work ethic. After two full length albums on Noisome Records (1997's Kissing Parties, 1999's This Will Be Laughing Week), the second of which was re-released in 2000 by Sony / 550 Music, UFB's fans were chomping at the bit for their third album. Open Up And Say Awesome did not disappoint. Produced by Ed Rose (GET UP KIDS, REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT) at Redhouse Studios in Eudora, Kansas, and featuring guest appearances by Matt and James from THE GET UP KIDS and Stephen from DESCENDENTS / ALL. If THE REPLACEMENTS perfected what BIG STAR attempted, then UFB has taken the next step - an edgy combination of CHEAP TRICK's songwriting and KISS's cartoonish glory, a reminder of what we all loved about WEEZER's first album. In many ways, as all great bands are, UFB are a tribute to their favorite bands. They wear their influences on their sleeve, and are poised to take their place among them, the timeless icons of rock and roll. WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE SAID ABOUT ULTIMATE FAKEBOOK: "A four chord pop tsunami that sends the Weezer-loser mentality back to high school. Elvis Costello probably wrote songs like this in homeroom... One can only marvel at the unabashed nostalgia championed by these dreamy pop maestros." - Alternative Press "A power-punk-pop trio that rocks out the old fashioned way: with heart and soul, hooks and melody." - Request.
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