The Tubes

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The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band whose 1975 debut album included the hit single "White Punks on Dope". During its first fifteen years or so, the band's live performances combined quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism, and politics. They are perhaps best remembered for their 1983 single "She's a Beauty", a top 10 U.S. hit with a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV; and in the 1980 film Xanadu singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song "Dancin'" opposite a big band.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1975 The Tubes 3
1976 Young and Rich 4 3
1977 Now 2
1979 Remote Control 1
1981 The Completion Backward Principle 2
1983 Outside Inside 2
1985 Love Bomb 3
1994 What Do You Want From LIVE 1
1996 Genius of America 1
2011 The Completion Backward Principle 1
2012 Outside Inside 1
2013 Remote Control 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1981 T.R.A.S.H. (Tubes Rarities and Smash Hits) Compilation 1
1991 The Best of the Tubes 1981-1987 Compilation 1
1992 The Best of The Tubes Compilation 2
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Tubes Compilation 1
2000 White Punks on Dope Compilation 1
2003 Dawn of the Tubes: Demo Daze and Radio Waves Compilation 1
2003 White Punks on Dope Compilation 1
2008 Goin' Down the Tubes Compilation 1
T.R.A.S.H. Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1991 The Tubes in Concert 1976 Live 1
1994 What Do You Want From Live Live 1
1999 Infomercial Live 1
2000 Tubes World Tour 2001 Live 1
2005 Wild in London Live 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1976 White Punks On Dope 1
1982 Sports Fans 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
Extended Versions 1

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