Camber - Wake Up And Be Happy (Cover Artwork)


Camber: Wake Up And Be HappyWake Up And Be Happy (2002)
Deep Elm Records

Reviewer Rating: 4

Contributed by: maverickScott
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Aww Camber, look at you! You're so big now! I haven't seen you since 1996, you were so tiny then. How old are you now, 6? Aren't you a big boy, yes you are! I remember babysitting you, all you would ever do is sing Sunny Day Real Estate songs. Even though you couldn't form words, it still sou.
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Aww Camber, look at you! You're so big now! I haven't seen you since 1996, you were so tiny then. How old are you now, 6? Aren't you a big boy, yes you are! I remember babysitting you, all you would ever do is sing Sunny Day Real Estate songs. Even though you couldn't form words, it still sounded good. Heaven knows we had no idea what Jeremy Enigk was saying, either! I remember your parents recording you all the time - they labeled it "Beautiful Charade." It was a strange name, but they figured that's what the next Sunny Day album would've been called.

So you're in first grade now? I thought so. I remember you back at your kindergarten class' recital. Sunny Day Real Estate had already gotten back together, but you seemed to grow out of them anyways. At least I can't remember you wearing your Sub Pop PJs anymore, I think we sold them at a garage sale... Anyways, you were a few years older then, and you weren't focused on Sunny Day so much - you were evolving right before our very eyes! You had been paying attention to melody a lot more; I remember you wanting to watch VH1 more than Sesame Street, you really took a liking to the Foo Fighters and other grungy melodic pop like that. When you sang at your kindergarten recital, it was heaven! Your parents were so proud of you that day, they recorded you again and they called it "Anyway I've Been There." I don't listen to it very much now, but when I first got it - honey, I listened to it nonstop.

So look at you now! I haven't seen you in about 3 years - the only thing I heard was that split 7" you put out with your friend Kid Brother Collective - didn't he move to Hoboken or something? Oh well. I have to say honey, I can't see a trace of Sunny Day Real Estate in you anymore. You are so grown up, yes you are! Your guitar riffs are chunkier and thicker like in "Expat," your voice sounds much more emotional like in "Devil You Know" and "Lenny," and overall you just rock so much harder than before like in "Plissken" and "Make Yourself Comfortable." It's so good, especially "Plissken." You're so much more *rock* than you ever were before, honey!

Oh Camber, what are we going to do with you? Are you ever going to stop growing up? Do I have to put a brick on your head? Oh, your mom's calling, it's time for dinner - you run along, sweetie. And come visit your Auntie when you're on the road, won't you? I never get to see you anymore. And don't forget to brush your teeth after dinner!

Devil You Know [clip]
Darling Daughter [clip]
Expat [clip]


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Anonymous (May 5, 2005)

Wow. How about we talk about the actual ALBUM. It's none of your business if he wants to try a little creative expression. Apparently he is doing something right or no one would have even ASKED him to write the reviews.

Anyways, I got into Camber because we have the same name... I thought it was funny browsing through Sam Goody and seeing "Camber"... since it is a pretty unusual name. I've been hooked ever since. I especially LOVE this album. Like the guy that wrote the review said... they've really "grown up." It's so much more HARD and the emotion in the voice is fantastic. This is by far my favorite album.

---- Camber Scott

Anonymous (May 30, 2002)

this is a good album... as for your comment about kid brother collective -- i'm good friends with most of that band, and for those of you who care, they released a cd entitled Highway Miles on the local Mich. label Point B Music group this past Sept. and were picked up by One Day Savior records (Tabula Rasa, etc.) for a repress of Highway Miles and a future full length. They also have a new EP coming out on World on Fire records from AZ. Camber are super-nice guys too, and I was very pelased to hear this new record by them.

Anonymous (May 19, 2002)

Contrary to what you may think, clever and condescending are not the same thing.

CallingLondon (May 18, 2002)

oh stop your whining. it's a clever review, and the from the clips, the band seemed pretty good. i especially liked the first clip. more so than the other two. seemed a little more unique and interesting.

Anonymous (May 17, 2002)

I liked the review - it's nice to have a change of pace every once in a while

Anonymous (May 17, 2002)

Christ people, shut the fuck up already! Does anyone review the ALBUM in these comments anymore?

Anonymous (May 17, 2002)

fucking dumbass review.....jesus.

Anonymous (May 17, 2002)

Wow Scott, that review really sucked a big one. I mean, I think its cool to try something different, but that was just wrong. Most of your reviews are good, but this one (and the Face to Face one) was just bad. But what do I know.....thats right: Nothing!!

Anonymous (May 17, 2002)

Give him a break, i thought it was a good review and its nice to have something a little different. Never heard the band but they sound pretty cool.

Anonymous (May 17, 2002)

This was the same guy who ruined the Face to Face review. I know everyone is good at something but reviewing cds is definitely not your thing. Don't take this as an attack on you, just on your reviewing skills.

Anonymous (May 17, 2002)

creative expression gone wrong.... what a horrible review... that was not funny whatsoever

Anonymous (May 17, 2002)

Worst review ever!!!!

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