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Remote Control

The Tubes

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Sadly under-appreciated

This album certainly didn’t fit with what came before or after in The Tubes catalog. This is pretty much the “Todd Rundgren effect" at work - love it or hate it but he did that to bands. I love this album - it’s still edgy and cynical Tubes with lots of guitars and synths but more polished and less smart-alecky. I was one of the few fortunate enough to own a CD copy (I had the vinyl many years before as well). A&M dumped the band soon after and then they found huge commercial success through reinvention (Completion Backward). One question - what the heck happened to the album cover? The original is A CLASSIC


Formed: 1972 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

The Tubes were arch satirists of popular culture whose outrageous performance art concepts — which swung wildly from softcore pornography to suit-and-tie conservatism — frequently eclipsed their elusive musical identity. The beginnings of the group originated in Phoenix, Arizona in the late '60s, where guitarist Bill Spooner, keyboardist Vince Welnick, and bassist Rick Anderson formed as the Beans (alternately billing themselves as the Radar Men from Uranus). After moving to San Francisco...
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