Over the course of the more-than-two-hour performance, the Hot Tubs performed their entire 2008 album, “Stop, Drop and Roll,” including the somewhat well-known “Dark Side of Night.” Not ignoring their alter-egos entirely, they did deliver “covers” of Green Day’s “Blood, Sex and Booze” and “Saint Jimmy.” One of my favorite moments was an unexpected, whimsical rendition of The Penguins’ 1954 doo-wop hit “Earth Angel.” (See video.)
The raucous, beer-drenched concert included its share of theatrics, with repeated waves of crowd surfing by both band members and audience. At one point The Reverend (aka Billie Joe) hung upside down from a metal pipe while performing a tune with a title that cannot be printed here.
By night’s end, as we all filed out onto Greenwich Street with ears ringing and clothes soaked in alcohol flung from the stage by The Reverend, one could only think, “Well, Green Day for $20… gotta love New York!”
[Full article at Playbill]