Ultimate Fakebook

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Ultimate Fakebook
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Ultimate Fakebook performing at Chain Reaction in 2003
Background information
Origin Manhattan, Kansas
Genres Indie rock
power pop
Alternative rock
Years active 1994–2003
Labels Noisome Records
550 Music/Epic Records
Initial Records
Rocket Heart Records
Associated acts Carrier
The Dead Girls (formerly Dead Girls Ruin Everything)
Website www.ufbrocks.com
Members Bill McShane
Nick Colby
Eric Melin
J.D. Warnock

Ultimate Fakebook is a 3-piece power pop band from Manhattan, KS. They released three full-length albums—Electric Kissing Parties (1997 - Noisome Records), This Will Be Laughing Week (1999 - Noisome Records, 2000 - 550 Music/Epic Records), and Open up and Say Awesome (2002 -Initial Records). Shortly after releasing their EP Before We Spark (2003 - Initial Records), they broke up.

Colby has been a part of indie supergroup Carrier, and both Colby and Melin are currently members of The Dead Girls (formerly known as Dead Girls Ruin Everything). Waldmann, who played drums with the group on and off until 1998 and performs on several songs for Electric Kissing Parties, now drums for a heavy metal/thrash band in Baltimore, MD. Bill McShane now works for mOcean/CMP in Burbank, CA.[citation needed]

In 2007 Melin and Warnock both appeared on VH1's World Series of Pop Culture on the team, "Westerberg High." They advanced to the quarterfinals before being eliminated by "Three Men & A Little Lazy." Together, they now run a popular movie review and film pop culture website, scene-stealers.com.

On Dec. 30th, 2008, Ultimate Fakebook played a small reunion show for a friend's birthday at the recordBar in Kansas City MO. Then on Thursday, Feb. 5th 2009, Ultimate Fakebook reunited again, this time for a much larger "official" reunion show at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City. This was also a benefit for the JayDoc free clinic, where licensed volunteer physicians supervise University of Kansas School of Medicine students who provide care to the area’s under-served populations. The clinic operates on a volunteer basis,with supplies and medicines purchased through grants and donations.

On December 18, 19, and 20th of 2009 the band opened for former touring mates and friends Motion City Soundtrack at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL.

On July 27, 2010, Ultimate Fakebook self-released their first album since 2003. A digital download comprising 16 original songs and one cover, the album is entitled "Daydream Radio Is Smiling Static" and is available exclusively on the band's website, www.ufbrocks.com.

As of 2013, the band are still active and are playing a show in their hometown on 28th Dec 2013 playing material from their "Daydream Radio is Smiling Static" album



Year Title Record Label
1997 Electric Kissing Parties Noisome Records
1999 This Will Be Laughing Week Noisome Records
2000 This Will Be Laughing Week 550 Music/Epic Records
2002 Open Up and Say "Awesome" Initial Records
2003 Before We Spark Initial Records
2010 Daydream Radio Is Smiling Static Self released

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