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The Tubes is an American band formed in San Francisco in 1972 and originally composed of Bill Spooner, Rick Anderson, Vince Welnick, Bob McIntosh, Prairie Prince, Roger Steen and David Killingsworth.


Group which released a first self-titled album in 1975, an album which did not go unnoticed, in particular thanks to the title "White punks on dope", an openly outrageous title towards the children of celebrities living in Hollywood.


Success confirmed and amplified the following year with the release in 1976 of the album "Young and rich", an album which gave the group its first major planetary success, success mainly under the title "Don't touch me there".


New album "Now" in 1977, album which will somewhat slow down the obvious rise of the group with a level of success to say the least limited.


Business picked up impressively two years later with the 1979 release of the album "Remote control", an album which saw the group's fame increase worldwide in part thanks to the title "Prime time".


A rise in power which continues with the release of the album "The completion backward principle" in 1981, an album which will mainly produce the flagship Single "Don't want to wait anymore".


But the consecration, the real one, comes in 1983 with the release of the album "Outside inside", album which will produce the biggest success of all their discography on the Singles side with the title "She's a beauty".


A notorious success which will unfortunately be the last because everything that will come out thereafter will only know a level of success, to say the least, limited...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • Up from the deep 1975

  • Haloes 1975

  • What do you want from life 1975

  • Don’t touch me there 1976

  • Slipped my Disco 1976

  • Pimp 1976

  • Hit parade 1977

  • This town 1977

  • Prime time 1979

  • I want it all now 1979

  • Love's a mystery (I don't understand) 1979

  • Don't want to wait anymore 1981

  • Let's make some noise 1981

  • Amnésia 1981

  • Talk to ya later 1981

  • Sports fans 1982

  • She’s a beauty 1983

  • Tip of my tongue 1983

  • The monkey time 1983

  • Piece by piece 1985

  • Stella 1985

  • Come as you are 1985

  • Arms of the enemies 1996

  • Say what you want 1996

  • How can you live with yourself 1996


 

Clips :


1975...a first title which will pass somewhat unnoticed which will not be the case of the album from which it is extracted which, for its part, will know a nice success of esteem...



1975...a first year of existence that allowed the group to find its bearings and start to make people talk about him...



1975...a first opus of not insignificant quality which shows that this group has potential. It remains to be seen what he will do with this potential...



1976...from the second opus the group makes a breakthrough in the Charts which is impressive to say the least. With the key to a first planetary success...



1976...certainly this new album will produce only one high-caliber title but that's already it. The main thing is that the dynamics of success are well and truly in place now...



1976...the group's rise to power is linear and heralds great and big successes in the future. At least we hope so...



1977... the relapse will be violent to say the least with this new opus and above all inexplicable to say the least. Like what nothing is ever definitively acquired...



1977...none of the titles of this new album will be classified which strongly questions the sequence of events. Slight air hole or programmed disappearance, good question...



1979...fortunately business resumes with this new title and shows de facto that the group has all the necessary resources to rebound in a consistent way...



1979...the album only produced one major hit, but other titles deserved to be highlighted a little more. It is now done...



1979...especially since they brilliantly prove here that they are good in all areas. They give us here a very fine title that it would have been a shame to hide...



1981...they confirm 2 years later that they really excel in the Intimist domain. A know-how that will allow them to achieve one of their biggest successes...



1981...the beginning of the 80s which saw them reach their best levels with the production of titles of more than obvious quality...



1981...and it's not just one title but several, which doesn't spoil anything, quite the contrary. The group has reached maturity and it shows, especially it can be heard !



1981...a year 1981 which will undoubtedly remain as one of their best Vintages with this second major success. Everything is going well now...



1982...after an exceptional year in 1981 in all respects, this title will go under the radar in a way that is surprising to say the least...



1983...there was no reason to worry because here is THE title that will give them a place of choice in the musical Pantheon of the 80s. They sign here quite simply their biggest success on the sSngles side but also on the album side. HU-GE !



1983...a sequel that did not really meet the same level of success but which is far from deserving, that's clear...



1983...we will still have to face the facts, the level of success has suddenly dropped and this does not necessarily bode well for the rest of the events...



1985...a beautiful adventure which will find its epilogue in the Charts with this title. This will be the last Single of the group to know the favors of the public...



1985... just like the album from which it is extracted. Nearly 10 years after their debut, the group is reaching a breaking point from which he will unfortunately not recover...



1985...a year 1985 which will therefore be the last at the highest level. The adventure will continue but in a much more discreet way...



1996...we will lose sight of them for almost 11 years but here they are back in a form that we will qualify as certain. Certain but insufficient to return to the race...



1996...a new opus which is far from unworthy but which will not allow them to fight on equal terms with the competition unfortunately...



1996...competition that is light years ahead. Difficult in these conditions to hope for a return to favor that will never happen in the end...


 

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