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Monday, December 10, 2007

Foxboro Hot Tubs: New Green Day side project?

Oh come on. This is just too much fun. A mysterious, retro-influenced website popped up Saturday for a band calling themselves the Foxboro Hot Tubs. The word on the street is that this '60s-influenced garage band is actually a side project of legendary punk rockers Green Day. The entire 6-song EP is downloadable for free, with cover art.

The songs are kitschy and catchy as hell, and feature fun dialogue snippets from old movies to start each track off. The album cover lists a J&G Fair Trade Records out of San Francisco as the label (Green Day is from Berkeley), and the disclaimer reads charmingly: "Internet stereo record downloads can be played on today's mono players with excellent results. They will last as long as mono internet record downloads played on the same equipment, yet will reveal full stereo sound when played on stereo players."

If it's a hoax, it's a fun one and I'll absolutely take it.

Ruby Room - Foxboro Hot Tubs
She's A Saint, Not A Celebrity - Foxboro Hot Tubs
Stop Drop and Roll - Foxboro Hot Tubs

Foxboro Hot Tubs' MySpace

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At December 10, 2007 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Good stuff!


kev in St. Louis

At December 10, 2007 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ruby room is a bar is oakland, totally green day

At December 10, 2007 11:32 AM, Blogger redcon1 said...

Sounds good!
Maybe they can get together and tour with the Dukes of Stratosphere.

At December 10, 2007 4:52 PM, Anonymous Pete said...

Nice find! This is good stuff. Gotta quibble a bit though: "Legendary"? That's a bit much, no?

At December 10, 2007 6:51 PM, Blogger Stephen K. said...

Thanks for the post/link, this is great stuff, hopefully they put out a full length LP of this.

At December 10, 2007 8:11 PM, Anonymous johnbuck100 said...

totally agree with recon above - dukes of strat was an obvious inspiration. Thanks Heather - great stuff! Sure beats another Pearl Jam post : )

At December 11, 2007 3:31 PM, Blogger Uma Pessoa said...

this is one hell of a good joke!

I like! :P

At December 12, 2007 6:50 AM, Anonymous Bryzo said...

Great stuff! I'm dancing around in MY hot tub to this gem. Cheers!

At December 12, 2007 5:56 PM, Anonymous MusicGonza said...

i can't get into their website (FHT)! how do i get into it? D:

At December 12, 2007 6:12 PM, Anonymous Mr. DNA said...

The page has already been taken down. (Now it's just a clock ...)

At December 12, 2007 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a very, very interesting blog.

At December 13, 2007 9:24 AM, Blogger Jay C said...

liked what I heard. wished I grabbed what you had posted.

At December 13, 2007 10:33 AM, Blogger heather said...

yeah Jay, since they took down the files for whatever reason, I thought I should too

At December 14, 2007 6:06 AM, Blogger Jay said...

If you use Google's "cache" command on the website, you can still grab the files...for now. Good luck! Great find, Heather!

At December 15, 2007 12:03 PM, Blogger Will said...

Hi All

Downloaded the zipfile this afternoon.





At December 19, 2007 7:51 PM, Blogger The Kilted Clergyman said...

I just tried the link that Will posted and it still works as of today (12/19/07).

Never got into Green Day, but I like what I'm hearing here. Will have to check 'em out.


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