The Tubes [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Peter Kurtz
Produced by Al Kooper, this debut by the notorious San Francisco group is best known for the blazing anthem "White Punks on Dope." Although the Tubes' raison d'être was their shock-rock stage dynamic, Bill Spooner, Fee Waybill, and company could, on occasion, deliver some offbeat pop splendor. A good example is the song "Haloes," co-written with Kooper, a tough power pop jewel that sounds like Todd Rundgren colliding with Roxy Music. Also of note is "Boy Crazy," which shows off Spooner's guitar skills. But for every "Haloes" and "Boy Crazy," there's a novelty number consciously created for the stage and that ultimately embarrasses, such as "Mondo Bondage" and "Space Baby." ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Peter Kurtz
Produced by Al Kooper, this debut by the notorious San Francisco group is best known for the blazing anthem "White Punks on Dope." Although the Tubes' raison d'être was their shock-rock stage dynamic, Bill Spooner, Fee Waybill, and company could, on occasion, deliver some offbeat pop splendor. A good example is the song "Haloes," co-written with Kooper, a tough power pop jewel that sounds like Todd Rundgren colliding with Roxy Music. Also of note is "Boy Crazy," which shows off Spooner's guitar skills. But for every "Haloes" and "Boy Crazy," there's a novelty number consciously created for the stage and that ultimately embarrasses, such as "Mondo Bondage" and "Space Baby." Kooper's production is faultless, however, as are the horn and string arrangements by Dominic Frontiere Frontiere did the original score for the '60s cult sci-fi show The Outer Limits.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: A&M Super Budget
  • UPC: 075021316126
  • Catalog Number: 213161
  • Sales rank: 23,251

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Up from the Deep (4:30)
  2. 2 Haloes (4:55)
  3. 3 Space Baby (4:26)
  4. 4 Malagueña Salerosa (4:51)
  5. 5 Mondo Bondage (4:34)
  6. 6 What Do You Want from Life? (4:02)
  7. 7 Boy Crazy (4:12)
  8. 8 White Punks on Dope (6:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Tubes Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Fee Waybill Vocals
Bill Spooner Guitar, Vocals
Michael Cotten Synthesizer
Prairie Prince Drums
Roger Steen Guitar, Vocals
Re Styles Vocals
Vince Welnick Keyboards
Prairie L'Emprere Prince Drums
Rick Anderson Bass
Technical Credits
Al Kooper Producer
Lee Kiefer Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    What do you want from life?

    The Tubes were as rude and crud as any Punk Rock group could hope to be (although Punk was still yet to be fully formed) but they sounded like just another pop group, that is, until you paid attention to what they were singing. There two unlikely hits (and I love both of them) were "White punks on Dope" and "What do you want from life". A fun group all around.

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