The Tubes

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After opening up for Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop & the New York Dolls in the early 1970’s, San Francisco Rock Band The Tubes, released their eponymously titled début album in 1975 on A & M Records. This included the hit single ‘White Punks on Dope’ which went on to be covered by both Nina Hagen and Motley Crue and other classics such as ‘Mondo Bondage’ & ‘What do you want from Life?’.

The Tubes were renown for their theatrical live shows which at their height featured dozens of extras including Acrobats and Tap Dancers. The band released three more albums on A & M before leaving in 1982 and releasing their most successful album to date ‘The Completion Backwards Principle’ which contained the hits ‘Don’t want to wait anymore’, ‘Sushi Girl’ and ‘Talk to you later’.

In 1983 they followed this up with their most well known song ‘She’s a beauty’ which went Top 10 in the USA charts.

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