Solid Debut from Champaign Illinois indie Popsters
Philip Wenstrand | Schaumburg, IL United States | 09/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Man am I brad is the debut record of Champaign, IL rockers, Everybody Uh-Oh. This band is on a champaign record label Arborvitae which also has some solid bands on it including Utah! and Volta do Mar. On Man am I brad the listener is confronted with 10 tracks each presenting a seperate treat. One is quite apparent of a billy corgan influence here throughout the album, but sometimes the band breaks away from their influences and actaully shines on their own. I think on track 2 'Serious Mode' the band's melodic content is at its prime. typical crowd pleaser and last song when playing live, track 6, 'Keeping up With the Joneses' is a solid rocker defintiely showing homage to their god, the smashing pumpkins. Overall the production work done by 20 year old producer Matt Mehlan at the TIMARA studios at Oberlin was quite impressive, and shows promise as a young talent. This album "man am i brad" is a good starting point from the band, its shows they have potential, and much room for improvement as they tone their sound from the cornfields of champaign urbana."