The Tubes Download
Feb 21, 1975Winterland (San Francisco, CA)
The Tubes Download
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Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

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Total Length:
28:57
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

The Tubes Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Wish I Could Stop Wishing04:13
  2. 2I'm Waiting For The Man / Stand Up And Shout05:38
  3. 3Boy Crazy04:11
  4. 4Hermuta Bermuda07:13
  5. 5White Punks On Dope07:42
Artist:
Item Number:
  • 2419-7903-AD
Date:
  • Feb 21, 1975
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Wish I Could Stop Wishing04:13
  2. 2I'm Waiting For The Man / Stand Up And Shout05:38
  3. 3Boy Crazy04:11
  4. 4Hermuta Bermuda07:13
  5. 5White Punks On Dope07:42
Total Length:
28:57
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Rick Anderson - bass; Michael Cotten - synthesizer, design; Prairie Prince - drums; Bill Spooner - guitar, vocals; Roger Steen - guitar, vocals; Re Styles - vocals; Fee Waybill - vocals; Vince Welnick - keyboards

More than three decades after the release of their debut A&M album in 1975, the Tubes have never received the recognition and attention from rock historians they truly deserve. They have always been a cutting edge band, and the best material in the Tubes' repertoire has been able to melt quirky humor, intricate musicianship, and radio friendly pop hooks into a memorable blend. They have always been known for putting on an incredible live show, spearheaded by front man Fee Waybill's vaudevillian stage charisma.

At the end of the day, however, the Tubes' "in-your-face" theatrics were their greatest virtue and their biggest liability—when the Tubes became trapped by an unprofitable stage show they had developed, they went barebones and decided to focus only on the music. Unfortunately, no one was all that interested. The indifference caused the breakup of the band in the mid-1980s, and though they tried to re-group in 1987 without Waybill, it wasn't until a new deal with BMG imprint Radikal Records in 1995 that the core line-up finally reformed.

This show was staged at Winterland in the band's hometown of San Francisco, a few months before the release of their self-titled debut album in June of 1975. There is no visual aid here, but it should provide a good idea of Waybill's over-the-top showmanship with a litany of characters (which included a drug-hazed rock star named Quay Lewd). This is a short set, clocking in at just under 30 minutes, but clearly demonstrates the vivacious onstage energy of the Tubes at an early point in their career.

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