Ultimate Fakebook

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Hailing from Manhattan KS, Bill McShane and Nick Colby founded Ultimate Fakebook in 1994 and were soon joined by former Truck Stop Love drummer, Eric Melin, solidifying their classic power trio lineup. Incorporating their mutual love of Cheap Trick, The Replacements and Guided By Voices, UFB quickly stood out among their indie rock peers with killer songwriting and well-crafted razor-sharp power pop. The combination of great hooks, a dynamic live show, and near constant coast-to-coast touring with bands such as Nada Surf, Motion City Soundtrack, The Get Up Kids, At the Drive-In and Fall Out Boy caught the attention of major and indie labels alike and in 1999 the band signed with Epic/550 Records, who re-released UFB’s second of three Ed Rose (The Get Up Kids, Touché Amore, The Appleseed Cast) produced albums, This Will Be Laughing Week.

In 2018, news that a reunited Ultimate Fakebook were secretly working on new material started to get around, and the band was asked to join punk legends the Descendents on their North American tour. The energy and buzz the band felt from those shows has resulted in UFB's most personal and celebratory album to date - a record that will be released in early 2020.
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Albums

none Ultimate Fakebook - Visitors From The Sky album art Ultimate Fake Book* Visitors From The Sky(Cass) Not On Label (Ultimate Fakebook Self-released) none US 1994 Sell This Version
NR002 Ultimate Fakebook - Electric Kissing Parties album art Ultimate Fakebook Electric Kissing Parties (Album) Noisome Records NR002 US 1997 Sell This Version
NR004 Ultimate Fakebook - This Will Be Laughing Week album art Ultimate Fakebook This Will Be Laughing Week (Album) Noisome Records NR004 US 1999 Sell This Version
IR48 Ultimate Fakebook - Open Up And Say Awesome album art Ultimate Fakebook Open Up And Say Awesome (Album) Initial Records IR48 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Ultimate Fakebook - Daydream Radio Is Smiling Static album art Ultimate Fakebook Daydream Radio Is Smiling Static (Album) Not On Label (Ultimate Fakebook Self-released) none US 2010 Sell This Version
SRR002 Ultimate Fakebook - The Preserving Machine album art Ultimate Fakebook The Preserving Machine (Album) Sonic Ritual SRR002 US 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PKD015 Ultimate Fakebook - Ultimate Fakebook / The Stereo album art Ultimate Fakebook / The Stereo Ultimate Fakebook / The Stereo - Ultimate Fakebook / The Stereo (Single) PopKid Records PKD015 US 2000 Sell This Version
BSK 12854 Ultimate Fakebook - Tell Me What You Want album art Ultimate Fakebook Tell Me What You Want(CD, Single, Promo) Epic/550 Music BSK 12854 US 2000 Sell This Version
IR56 Ultimate Fakebook - Before We Spark album art Ultimate Fakebook Before We Spark(CD, EP, Enh) Initial Records IR56 US 2003 Sell This Version
RHR014 Ultimate Fakebook - Manhattan KS album art Ultimate Fakebook Manhattan KS (Single) Rocket Heart Records RHR014 US 2020 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

BAT 12572 Ultimate Fakebook - Ultimate Fakebook album art Ultimate Fakebook Ultimate Fakebook(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Epic/550 Music BAT 12572 US 2000 Sell This Version