Wednesday, July 1, 2015

40 Year Itch : That Rich White Punk Itch

The Tubes : White Punks on Dope

   You had to see The Tubes perform to get the joke. The San Francisco band weren't really white punks but more of a glam rock/ prog rock/comedy act fronted by a great showman, Fee Waybill (often in eighteen-inch platform shoes and a fright wig), and backed by one of rock's most under-rated drummers, Prairie Prince. Concerts were circuses with as many as twenty extras mingling onstage. Not of all the campy theatrics worked on record of course . Voted "Best New Band" in Creem Magazine's 1975 readers poll, The Tubes topped Bruce Springsteen, The Outlaws and Patti Smith. "White Punks on Dope" is everything you've heard it is.

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