Episode 091: Ultimate Fakebook w/ Bill McShane and Eric Melin
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.
I got them on the phone and this is what we talked about:
- Bro Hymn by Pennywise
- Having Falsetto in their songs
- Alternative Music
- Touring with Nada Surf
- Tenacious D
- Their first drummer
- The At The Drive-In / Get Up Kids tour that went through Wayne NJ
- Being the backing band for Reggie and the Full Effect
- Epic Records
- Why they stopped touring
- Playing with KISS
- And a ton more
Their first new album in 16 years called “The Preserving Machine” will be out on 4/10. Go find out more about that by CLICKING HERE.
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