Friday, May 23, 2008

Foxboro Hot Tubs - Stop Drop and Roll!

I guess we were a couple of the last people on earth to know that Green Day had created a fake garage band and put out an album, but once we did, Melanie had to pick it up!

While you might not initially suspect this is GD, some of the songs sound just like outtakes from any of their albums - meaning their are more pop-punk than garage. But, many are pretty garage-y and while fun, they basically recycle riffs that any garage-head has heard a zillion times before. GD does it well, though, with good playing, singing (of course) and production throughout.

Of course the punk rock that they are influenced by was highly influenced by 60's garage (to say the least) and they are simply taking a page from the Damned and their Naz Nomads and the Nitemares record, so this shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone.

It is a good-time project and seems to be selling for a reasonable price, so get it for a blast of modern garage tunes!