The Church of Lushotology

Foxboro Hot Tubs performing on teevee for the first time. Last Call with Carson Daly, June 13, 2009.

There’s this band called the Foxboro Hot Tubs that everyone keeps claiming is really the band known as Green Day. FBHT formed in late 2007, and have had one tour of small town venues in 2008. They finally had their big break this past week when Carson Daly had them on his Last Call show, as you can see in the wild Youtube video posted above. See the Pabst (labels covered with blue tape) flying! See lead singer the Rev. Strychnine Twitch fling himself forcibly into the audience spreading his legs and love to all! Can you dig it?

While many claim that they are GD, I only know them as the Foxboro Hot Tubs. They have a blazing retro 60s groove sound with an over-drived touch of something call, “Lushotology.” It seems that they are proud members of this Church of Lushotology, which is better, I guess, than Scientology. As far as I can tell, it’s the Rat Pack meets the Monkees, though the Monkees never sang about hookers or booze. Unless of course, you count Head, but Head is a cult classic we will not demean.

According to the Urban Dictionary, here’s the story of Lushotology:

Fake religion made up by the band “The Network” (who are actually the three members Green Day in disguise and two other people). It’s a joke, part of the elaborate creation of The Network. Basically followers believe intoxication is great. Here’s some of the fake history:

Controversial church established in 1981 by romance novel writer Hal Don Burre. He got the inspiration one day when he went to a bar, couldn’t decide what to order, had the bartender pour all of the liquor into one glass, inventing the “Long Island Ice Tea.” He then went into a drug induced coma, envisioned the church, and wrote a book called Intoxication is Intoxicating. It became the new religion’s bible.
Tré: Dude, I’m in Lushotology
Mike: What the hell is that, man?
Tre: Uhhh…it’s a great religion. We get drunk all the time

If you go to the Network’s website and click, “Church” you’ll find more about this strange cult of drink. This is where I found the prime directive of the church: “The Lushotologist creed is to free the people of any guilt of having fun.”

Ah… now that may be a religion I could get into.

I don’t know much about the Network. I hear they are very electronic, but I left electronic music when Soft Cell, Kraftwerk and New Order left the planet.

This rumor about both the Network and the Foxboro Hot Tubs being Green Day… sheesh. Everyone wants to be Green Day these days! Although I am sure that the members of Green Day are holy worshipers at the shrine of Lushotology.

Drink up, all you Alligators!

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