White Punks on Dope

White Punks on Dope

by The Tubes
     
 
This combination of the Tubes' first couple of albums really does feel like two distinct releases slapped together -- and it's the Grand Canyon-sized gap in quality that makes the demarcation about as subtle as a farting elephant hanging from a chandelier. The innovative San Francisco band's 1975 eponymous debut was, and is, a masterpiece.

Overview

This combination of the Tubes' first couple of albums really does feel like two distinct releases slapped together -- and it's the Grand Canyon-sized gap in quality that makes the demarcation about as subtle as a farting elephant hanging from a chandelier. The innovative San Francisco band's 1975 eponymous debut was, and is, a masterpiece. Creative, intelligent, sardonic, theatrical. By contrast, 1976's Young & Rich was, for the most part, uninspired, insipid, short on ideas, and lacking in color. However, it does contain the more-cheese-please, boy-girl-melodrama hit "Don't Touch Me There" -- a great track in any critic's language. And that's the good, the bad, and the ugly of it. You get one superb (remastered) re-release featuring such camp/spoof classics as "Mondo Bondage," "What Do You Want From Life," and the deliciously over-the-top title track, plus one "bonus" hit and little else. Unless you're an obsessive-completist collector, there are better ways to approach the Tubes catalog than getting weighed down with all this filler. But one way or another, you have to have the first album. Your call.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/24/2009
Label:
Spectrum Audio Uk
UPC:
0731454432528
catalogNumber:
5443252
Rank:
63101

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tubes   Primary Artist
Fee Waybill   Vocals
Bill Spooner   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Neil Sedaka   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Prince   Composer
Todd Rundgren   Composer
Tubes   Composer
Fee Waybill   Composer
Bill Spooner   Composer
Mike Condello   Composer
Michael Cotten   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Prairie Prince   Composer
Roger Steen   Composer
Re Styles   Composer
Don Van Vliet   Composer
Vince Welnick   Composer
Ray Trainer   Composer
Michael Evans   Composer
Daryl Easlea   Liner Notes
Rick Anderson   Composer
Cotton Bend   Composer

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