The Tubes were an amalgamation of two local bands in Phoenix, the Beans, & the Red White & Blues. With the addition of vocalist Fee Waybill and an ever-growing entourage of dancers, they gradually built up a stage-show blending satire & theatrics, which had become their trademark by the time they toured Britain in 1977. The music press loved them, but the news media lumped them in with the punk music of the time, being quick to criticise the band for the more outrageous parts of their stage act, whilst ignoring the fact they were accomplished musicians.
Photos: Live at Hammersmith Odeon (11th November 1977)
Home Page - includes interviews with Bill Spooner & Leroi Jones
The Tubes Museum - includes timeline & bootleg list
The Tubes World Tour Page - more lyrics, plus some real audio
Tubes Traders - UK Yahoo group for Tubes news & trades
Updated 14th April 2000