Ultimate Fakebook - This Will Be Laughing Week (Cover Artwork)

Ultimate Fakebook

Ultimate Fakebook: This Will Be Laughing WeekThis Will Be Laughing Week (2000)
Sony Music

Reviewer Rating: 4

Contributed by: RockRock
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Pop-punk has stirred quite an argument lately. Some people think that punk bands are pop, and some people claim pop bands are punk. The "true punkers" seem to enjoy some "pop punk," while others stick to the harcore bands like "Strung Out," "Jugheads Revenge," and "Good Riddence." Personally .
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Pop-punk has stirred quite an argument lately. Some people think that punk bands are pop, and some people claim pop bands are punk. The "true punkers" seem to enjoy some "pop punk," while others stick to the harcore bands like "Strung Out," "Jugheads Revenge," and "Good Riddence." Personally I believe if it's good music then it doesn't matter what category it falls under.

While it is true the band known as "Ultimate Fakebook" is in fact a pop-punk band, people will argue that they are not talented. Well, they seem to prove wrong in a record that has ear-popping melodies, and some excellent song writing. Not to mention the uniqueness of the singers voice as he hits some high notes (which gives this record a whole new meaning).

The record starts out will a fairly fast song compared to some of the songs on the album. It is a song that you will listen to over and over again because of the catchy lyrics. It is called "She Don't Even Know My Name," and is one of the best songs on the album. The next song, "Tell Me What You Want" keeps the same pace as the first song with some very nice guitar riffs. The third song "Of Course We Will" is a little more slow overall than the first two, but keeps your interest with the nice melody and beat. The fourth song on the album called "Brokyn Needle" seems to have quite a bit of energy throughtout the song with some cool guitar solos in the middle. Finally we come to a reason I was dissapointed with this record. It's song number five, "A Million Hearts," and it seems to put me to sleep from the start with a short piano solo. Very slow song from start to finish. Enough about that, because the next song on the cd is my personal favorite called, "Soaked in Cinnamon." This song will blow you away to where you will be singing it aloud. Very cool song, all I can say is you will know what I'm talking about when you hear it. Song seven, "This Will Be Laughing Week is wierd as hell, starting off with a banjo, and is quite boring. It is one of those songs that the band could do without. Song Eight, "Little Apple Girl," is another mentionable song, as it is fast paced and has very nice guitar melodies, and some of the best lyrics on the cd. The next song, "I'm All Out Of It Now," (which is only 1:30 long) reminds me of "This Will Be Laughing Week".

Sounds to me like they just did something totally random, and threw it on the album. It picks up the normal sound again in, "Far, Far Away." This song has a badass intro, and then proceeds to a sound that would be played on a road trip with your friends. "Glitter And Glue," is another one of my favorite songs that holds a very excellent melody. Song twelve called, "Downstairs/Arena Rock" is the "punkest" song on the album with some knock out guitar solos, that make this song seem like it is played a bit harder than the rest. "Real Drums" is an all around slow song that lost my interest ten-seconds into it, with the singers voice being muffled. Finally the last song called "Perfect Hair," is just so damn ridiculous, but somehow is one of the coolest songs on the record. The lyrics are quite different especially when the lead singer remarks, "Perfect hair is all we really need." It almost makes you laugh, but at the same time you start to believe he has got a point.

While some of the songs are dissapointing in this full length album, the rest shine to make this cd a very good listen. The record is definitely not a "must have," but if you like bands that keep a good melody, and are just plain fun to listen too I suggest you try "Ultimate Fakebook."


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Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Anonymous (October 24, 2001)

So they suck even though youve never heard them, ok whatever.

Anonymous (October 23, 2001)

yo speak fer yerself there sickboi,I don't really consider myself an alcoholic. i mean, i have a drink or ten on a regular basis, but does that make me an alcoholic? i prefer the term "fun-lovin' drunk" myself. By the way, I've never heard Ultimate Fakebook, but they suck.- fathead

Anonymous (October 23, 2001)

I think its gay when people say "gay".

Rock (October 23, 2001)

also i just wanted to add that i think its gay that when people base their critizing on how the grammar is. sorry that i missed good riddance jackass. everyone knew who i was talking about

Anonymous (October 23, 2001)

This comment is for Sickboi:
Number one no that not the reason im Rock. Its because its my nickname. Second that is very funny and if it was after the wrestler then i would say something like that. -jabroni-

sickboi (October 23, 2001)

Well Fathead, I guess we're punknews.org assholes by day, alcoholics by night...

Anonymous (October 23, 2001)

i just thought i would say hi.- fathead

Anonymous (October 23, 2001)

unltimate fakebook rule. and i dont give a shit what people think. "oh man, your grammar's soooo bad, how un-punk is that" i wish some of you peole would stand back and take a look at how pathetic you look sometimes. well, we've had a comment from sickboi, wonder when fathead's gonna come and have his penny's worth. this comment wasn't written listening to dead kennedies or op ivy, i'm listening to osker just incase you wanted to throw some abuse my way.

sickboi (October 23, 2001)

Is your name because of that wrestler, Rock? If so, you should start calling anyone who disses you a "jabroni" (sp) and talk all that cool smack like he does. That would be pretty dope.

Rock (October 23, 2001)

Thats funny. But you know what, if you would of read the fuckin review you would know that finally means the last song dumbass. I totally agree with you on the spacing between songs especially for those people like you that have trouble reading. Sorry its hard for you to read unless the lines are spaced next time ill do it for you. Finally (there you happy now, jackass) i just wanted to say your the first one to stab a fuckin pencil in his ear because of music. But alright dude. thats cool... i guess

Anarchy_Adam (October 23, 2001)

That was the worst review I have ever seen. Why do you say finally in the middle of the review? Shouldn't that be before your last point? Certainly not in the middle of your middle paragraph. If you're going to do a song by song recap of teh album, put some spaces in there so its easier to read. Strung out and good riddance aren't hardcore. They're "skatepunk." They may have a few hardcorey songs, but they're "skate punk." Ultimate Fakebook are "Wuss-rock." Not pop punk, "Wuss rock." Get it right. Bands like this make me want to poke myself in the ear with something sharp, just to eliminate the risk of having to accidentally hear them when some little gap-punk motherfucker is blasting them through his oversized haedphones on the bus. Fuck I hate this band/ reviewer.

coldjuly (October 23, 2001)

Well, It was my friend from Canada who told me this...so I may be thinking of 2 different bands. It's still fucked up though.

Rock (October 22, 2001)

To answer your question punk is basically a sound, and i consider the cd pop punk or even just rock. I never actually said that a guitar solo in a song means its punk. Not sure where you saw that but anyway, I just thought that was more of a fast paced song than the rest. -Rock

Rock (October 22, 2001)


liquidinvert (October 22, 2001)

coldjuly: Have you heard about some other band from Canada with Jughead in their name(I'm afraid the name of the band has slipped my mind at the moment)had been sued by Archie Comics, but decided they weren't going to change their name because they didn't decide to use it from hearing the name in Archie Comics, but from somewhere completely different, something that was around long before Archie.....

coldjuly (October 22, 2001)

Strung out...I can say is not just punk I can't really put them to a certain sound..Metal, Hardcore, Punk, Pop It's all there...good riddance I would consider more hardcore (that being the fact I haven't heard the new record)..Jugheads' Revenge, the same as good riddance.

Did anyone hear about Jugheads revenge having to change their name??? Because the fuckers who run the Archie comic strip got pissed and are taking a lawsuit out on JR...If that's true it's fucked up. They have had that name since '91 and they are just now saying something??? What the hell...Jughead is just a word who gives a fuck.

and UF sucks ass.

Anonymous (October 22, 2001)

Wait, I always thought that Jugheads Revenge and Strung Out were sort of pop punk. Am I wrong? Basically this is a fake Weezer band.

sickboi (October 22, 2001)

These guys suck the big one. I can't say shit about the "punkest" thing though, I admitted in a PW review that "Fuck Authority" was one of their "punkest" songs....d'oh

Anonymous (October 22, 2001)

Yet again, we get another review from someone who knows nothing about music. Such hardcore bands as Jugheads Revenge? Yeah... nice going hotshot. Also might want to spell check good riddance. I appreciate you pointing out the "punkest" track on the record too.

Anonymous (October 22, 2001)

This band is straight garbage. So is this album. And for the record, those high notes you talk about - he definitely cannot hit those in concert. He tries and fails every time. Also, how is it that the "punkest" song has guitar solos? Since when were guitar solos "punk?" Just curious.

Anonymous (October 22, 2001)

I love this cd, but pop punk? no. Nerd Rock Power Pop. Yeah thats more like it.

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