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Stop Drop and Roll!!! is the first self-released record from American garage rock band Foxboro Hot Tubs (which is now confirmed to be a garage rock side-project of Green Day band members).[1] Its A-side was made available - free - on foxborohottubs.com, beginning on December 8, 2007, but has since been removed for free download. The full album was first made available for digital purchase on April 22, 2008, and was released on CD and LP on May 20, 2008.

Track listing

Side A

  1. "Stop Drop and Roll" - 2:25
  2. "Mother Mary" - 2:46
  3. "Ruby Room" - 2:01
  4. "Red Tide" - 2:58
  5. "Broadway" - 3:30
  6. "She's a Saint Not a Celebrity" - 2:26

Side B

  1. "Sally" - 3:02
  2. "Alligator" - 2:25
  3. "The Pedestrian" - 2:15
  4. "27th Ave. Shuffle" - 2:50
  5. "Dark Side of Night" - 2:57
  6. "Pieces of Truth" - 3:04

Removed track

  • "Highway 1" - 2:37


Influences

Musically, the songs exhibit influences as diverse as Iggy Pop, Buddy Holly, The Smiths, The Kinks and Tommy James and the Shondells. Some have compared the band's sound to more modern acts, such as The Strokes, The Hives, and The Fratellis - all of whom share common influences with Foxboro Hot Tubs. Initial reports described the record as having a "'60s style" sound.

The track "Red Tide" is similar in sound to The Kinks' "Tired of Waiting for You", Green Day have previously recorded a cover of The Kinks song. It should also be noted that the track "Alligator" bears a resemblance to The Kinks hit, "You Really Got Me." The track "Sally" also contains many of the same musical elements as The Monkees cover of Paul Revere and the Raiders' song, "Stepping Stone." "27th Ave Shuffle" features a similar riff to the one in The Who's "My Generation"


Samples

One thing about the album which initially appeared to be markedly different from most acknowledged Green Day releases was its use of samples. At the beginning of each song on the A-side EP, audio clips from various classic films were inserted. For example, "Stop Drop and Roll" and "She's a Saint Not a Celebrity" were preceded by samples from the 1966 film Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, while "Ruby Room" contained a clip from the 1970 cult classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Green Day had not made use of samples since Kerplunk! in 1992. On the final version of the album, however, these samples were removed.

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