The Tubes

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The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band that used a mix of progressive rock theater, multimedia, and scathing social criticism of America's television culture. The original line up consisted of Fee Waybil (Vocals), Rick Anderson (Bass), Prairie Prince (Drums), Roger Steen (Guitar and Vocals), Vince Welnick (Keyboards), and Michael Cotten (Synthesizer). Their live performances were surreal vaudeville shows in which songs became full fledged production numbers. The Tubes scored their first hit "White Punks on Dope" on their self-titled debut album released on A&M records. Their second album, “Young And Rich”, included their second hit single – the suggestive duet “Don't Touch Me There”. The Tubes released three more albums on A&M before being dropped in 1982. Capitol Records signed the Tubes upon their release from A&M and the Tubes released their most successful album to date, the concept album “The Completion Backward Principle”. “The Completion Backward Principle” contained the hits, “Don't Want To Wait Anymore”, “Sushi Girl” and the classic rock staple “Talk To You Later”. Their next release on Capitol was "Outside Inside" which featured the top 10 US single “She's A Beauty”. In 1985 The Tubes released “Love Bomb”. The album was not a commercial success and years of expensive tours left the band a half million dollars in debt. Capitol dropped the Tubes and lead singer Fee Waybill left the band.
The years that followed saw several personnel changes in the band, with Waybill ultimately returning to the band in the 1990's. While the Tubes have continued to release music, the fame and notoriety of the late 70's and early 80's remain as the bands true legacy.
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Albums

The Tubes - The Tubes album art The Tubes The Tubes (Album) A&M Records US 1975 Sell This Version
The Tubes - Young And Rich album art The Tubes Young And Rich (Album) A&M Records Greece 1976 Sell This Version
The Tubes - Now album art The Tubes Now (Album) A&M Records US 1977 Sell This Version
The Tubes - What Do You Want From Live album art The Tubes What Do You Want From Live (Album) A&M Records US 1978 Sell This Version
The Tubes - Remote Control album art The Tubes Remote Control (Album) A&M Records Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
The Tubes - The Completion Backward Principle album art Tubes* The Completion Backward Principle (Album) Capitol Records US 1981 Sell This Version
CN 3848/S The Tubes - In Concert-259 album art The Tubes In Concert-259(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3848/S UK 1981 Sell This Version
TAIR 82006 The Tubes - Power Tools album art The Tubes Power Tools(LP) BBC Radioplay Music TAIR 82006 UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Tubes - Outside Inside album art The Tubes Outside Inside (Album) Capitol Records Italy 1983 Sell This Version
OTRSP 83-23 The Tubes - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art The Tubes Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTRSP 83-23 US 1983 Sell This Version
IC-84-14 The Tubes - Westwood One In Concert album art The Tubes Westwood One In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC-84-14 US 1984 Sell This Version
The Tubes - Love Bomb album art The Tubes Love Bomb (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Germany 1985 Sell This Version
P.I.M. 71 The Tubes - All That Glitters/U.S. album art Alice Cooper (2) / The N.Y. Dolls* / The Tubes / Lou Reed Alice Cooper (2) / The N.Y. Dolls* / The Tubes / Lou Reed - All That Glitters/U.S.(2xLP) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. P.I.M. 71 US 1986 Sell This Version
The Tubes - Genius Of America album art Tubes* Genius Of America (Album) Popular Records US 1996 Sell This Version
HUX 017 The Tubes - Infomercial: How To Become Tubular album art The Tubes Infomercial: How To Become Tubular(CD, Album) Hux Records HUX 017 UK 1999 Sell This Version
The Tubes - Tubes World Tour 2001 album art The Tubes Tubes World Tour 2001 (Album, Comp) CMC International Records US 2000 Sell This Version
3937 The Tubes - The Tubes album art The Tubes The Tubes(CD, Album) Falcon Neue Medien 3937 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SMACD905 The Tubes - Wild In London album art The Tubes Wild In London(CD, Album, Dig) Secret Records Limited SMACD905 UK 2005 Sell This Version
The Tubes - Live In America album art The Tubes Live In America (Album) Renaissance Records (3) US 2006 Sell This Version
The Tubes - Mondo Birthmark album art The Tubes Mondo Birthmark (Comp) Retroworld US 2009 Sell This Version
SECDP023 The Tubes - Wild West Show - Wild In London album art The Tubes Wild West Show - Wild In London(CD, RE + DVD-V, RE, NTSC) Secret Records Limited SECDP023 UK 2011 Sell This Version
The Tubes - The Musikladen Concert 1981  album art The Tubes The Musikladen Concert 1981 (Album) Sireena Records Germany 2016 Sell This Version
The Tubes - Bondage At The Bush album art The Tubes Bondage At The Bush Secret Records Limited Europe 2018 Sell This Version
88295836968 The Tubes - Mondo Pulp - Live in Europe 2016 album art The Tubes Mondo Pulp - Live in Europe 2016(2xCD) Not On Label 88295836968 US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Tubes - What Do You Want From Life album art The Tubes What Do You Want From Life (Single) A&M Records, A&M Records Australia 1975 Sell This Version