Dec 082009

Hott Mustard PromoI worked college summers at a hardware store, The Big Tool Box. They hired our 5-piece rock band, Hott Mustard, to play outdoors in the garden center during a Saturday sale.

Our drummer was set up on plywood over a pond in the amphitheater – yikes!!

During the break-down in 'Wild West' (Escape Club), our singer changed the lyrics: "So put your flags in the air and march them up and down, you can live it up, live it up, all over the town; one hand's got some nuts, the other's got some bolts, I don't care as long as I get 9 volts!" (It was in our contract to provide us with 9-volt batteries for our wireless mics!)

The rest of us tried to join back in with the chorus as our brains processed what he'd just come up with – ever tried to sing when you're busting up laughing?!

Words were changed to "tool box" at every opportunity, like "Toolbox Rock" instead of 'Jailhouse Rock', etc… It certainly kept the band entertained! We former band mates always chuckle about this gig when we reminisce about our early careers!

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  4 Responses to “Hott Mustard Band Rocks The Big Tool Box!”

  1. This is so random….but i have a t-shirt that is black with yellow writing that says “Hott Mustard” and it looks very band like. I was wondering if this was you? I wear it to kickboxing class all the time and now I get called Hott Mustard and my teacher keeps asking me where it is from for extra credit so this is the only place I found this name mentioned. If it you email me!

    • Hi Hana!
      Too funny!! Yes, indeed! Sounds exactly like our shirts! Where did you get it? We have former members in Colorado, Washington D.C. and Tennessee.

      It’s been about 20 years since they were a “Hott” commodity! We also had some that were black with hot pink lettering and white with gold and white with pink. My husband and I – both founding members of “Hott Mustard” (inspired by the sauce for McD’s chicken nuggets BTW) more recently formed “Hott Stuff” and had similar t-shirts made. Maybe we’ll send you one!

      Let us know if you get your extra credit!

      Thanks for commenting and brightening our day – Cheers!

  2. That is so awesome! I got the shirt from a friend here in Memphis. She was going to give it to Goodwill and I took it instead. I like the name and now I am Hott Mustard haha. The picture is awesome it looks like yall had a lot of fun! Would love to hear it. Thank you for replying!


  3. It’s wonderful to have you on our side, haha!

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