New Green Day Side Project!
Fans awaiting a new Green Day record are about to get one. The Bay Area punks have revealed that the 50s-style garage band called the Foxboro Hot Tubs is in fact the rock superstars working under a pseudonym. The band takes on a different aesthetic here though as the sound and the songs are more reminiscient of classic garage bands like the Animals and the Kinks. Their first full length album is entitled Stop Drop And Roll.
We think that the only similarity (between the Hot Tubs and Green Day) is that we are the same band. That is basically the only similarity, explained a Hot Tubs spokesman. We are Jason White, Jason Freese, Michael Pritchard, Frank Edwin Wright the Third and the Reverend Strychnine Twitch. We are four guys who love to play music and be spontaneous, (and) after a few late night jams and a few too many bottles of wine, we were inspired to record some rockin' eight-track recordings.
Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt's real name is Michael Pritchard, and drummer Tre Cool was born Frank Edwin Wright III. Strychnine Twitch is the alter ego Armstrong has adopted for the project. Freese and White have both played on Green Day's recent albums, and White is also a member of Armstrong's other side project, Pinhead Gunpowder.
This vinyl package contains one regular-weight black-vinyl disc pressed at Rainbo in a Stoughton single pocket jacket with a bonus CD in a paper sleeve.
1. Stop Drop And Roll
2. Mother Mary
3. Ruby Room
4. Red Tide
6. Shes A Saint Not A Celebrity
9. The Pedestrian
10. 27th Av. Shuffle
11. Dark Side Of Night
12. Pieces Of Truth