The Network emerged from a cloud of mystery in later summer 2003. Nearly immediately, rumours and reviews circulated how the people of Green Day time were somehow mixed up in band’s out-of-nowhere rise to synth-punk power. Had been Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Great masquerading as Fink, Vehicle Gough, and Captain Underpants? And when so, who have been their two accomplices, Snoo and Z? The quintet’s omnipresent disguises and intricate back stories produced positive I.D. challenging. Nevertheless, speculation continuing. Some recommended the music group was a cooperation between Green Day time and the people of Devo. The Network certainly suit you perfectly musically — tracks like “Transistors Eliminated Crazy,” “Supermodel Robots,” and “Best Hand-A-Rama” sounded just like a hooky, ham-fisted clutter of both organizations’ important elements. The controversy ultimately reached a absurd stage when term of the feud between your Network and Green Day time surfaced, filled with faked video footage of the Network press meeting closing in mayhem upon reference to the rival group. To many observers, the jig was finally up once the Network’s debut LP, Cash Cash 2020, made an appearance in Sept 2003, issued easily with the Armstrong-owned Adilene imprint. At that time, it seemed the only real types still cultivating the hubbub had been the bandmembers themselves.