Posted on December 13, 2007 - by MG
Foxboro Hot Tubs – another Green Day experimental outing, like ‘The Network’?
So everyone’s wondering about whether the new, free EP by mystery band Foxboro Hot Tubs is really by those US punk pop boys, Green Day. I just downloaded it listened to the whole thing twice.
“Ruby Room” is very similar in sound and structure to “Hitchin’ A Ride”, that’s for sure.
Billy Joe Armstrong has a versatile voice, pretty distinctive too. There’s a slight difference – Foxboro’s singer sounds a little milder, softer than recent Billie Joe. But it’s hard to disguise that tenor twang of Billie Joe’s. The song “Mother Mary” really does sound a heckuva lot like him.
Tre Cool, the Green Day drummer is extremely proficient. I saw him play at Milton Keynes in 2005 – awesome rock drummer! If Foxboro have a rookie drummer then he’s darn good…
Finally, Mike Dirnt the bass player…Green Day tracks are notorious for their heavy, leading bass line. “Red Tide” has the right sort of feel for a Mike Dirnt bass line.
My verdict? Yeah, go on. I’m totally taken in. And I think I like “Mother Mary” best, so far.
You can download the songs and judge for yourself…
I like this kind of stealth&viral marketing. It’s yummy.