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 them upon their release from A&M and they 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," which 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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8T-4534, S 121540 The Tubes - The Tubes album art The Tubes The Tubes (Album) A&M Records 8T-4534, S 121540 US 1975 Sell This Version
SP-4580 The Tubes - Young And Rich album art The Tubes Young And Rich (Album) A&M Records SP-4580 US 1976 Sell This Version
A&M CS-4632 The Tubes - Now album art The Tubes Now (Album) A&M Records A&M CS-4632 US 1977 Sell This Version
AMLM 68460 The Tubes - What Do You Want From Live album art The Tubes What Do You Want From Live (Album) A&M Records AMLM 68460 UK 1978 Sell This Version
1PSP 4751 The Tubes - Remote Control album art The Tubes Remote Control (Album) A&M Records 1PSP 4751 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
11-848 The Tubes - The Completion Backward Principle album art Tubes* The Completion Backward Principle (Album) Capitol Records 11-848 Colombia 1981 Sell This Version
235 The Tubes B.B.C. Rock Hour #235(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 235 UK 1981 Sell This Version
CMV-47963 The Tubes - The Tubes Concert album art The Tubes The Tubes Concert(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) NBC Radio CMV-47963 US 1981 Sell This Version
KB 381 The Tubes - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art The Tubes King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Promo, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcript) ABC Radio Networks KB 381 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
3C 064-57034 The Tubes - Outside Inside album art The Tubes Outside Inside (Album) Capitol Records 3C 064-57034 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
416 The Tubes - B.B.C. Rock Hour album art The Tubes B.B.C. Rock Hour(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 416 UK 1983 Sell This Version
OTRSP 83-23 The Tubes - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), The Tubes Mary Turner (4), 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
IC-84-03 The Tubes - Westwood One In Concert album art The Tubes Westwood One In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC-84-03 US 1984 Sell This Version
264 24 0306 4, 1C 264 24 0306 4 The Tubes - Love Bomb album art The Tubes Love Bomb (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 264 24 0306 4, 1C 264 24 0306 4 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
01624-12007-4 The Tubes - Genius Of America album art Tubes* Genius Of America (Album) Popular Records 01624-12007-4 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
06076 86300-2 The Tubes - Tubes World Tour 2001 album art The Tubes Tubes World Tour 2001 (Album, Comp) CMC International Records 06076 86300-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
RMED00725 The Tubes - Live In America album art The Tubes Live In America (Album) Renaissance Records (3) RMED00725 US 2006 Sell This Version
SIR 5006 The Tubes - The Musikladen Concert 1981  album art The Tubes The Musikladen Concert 1981 (Album) Sireena Records SIR 5006 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
SECDP180 The Tubes - Bondage At The Bush album art The Tubes Bondage At The Bush Secret Records (8) SECDP180 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
23 The Tubes - InnerView album art The Tubes InnerView(LP, Promo, Transcription) InnerView Records 23 US Unknown Sell This Version