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The Tubes 1978 Documentary

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The Tubes are featured in this documentary performing in NYC and rehearsing for their second European tour. It was cancelled after Fee Waybill broke his leg running off stage. The Tubes returned to Europe in the fall and headlined the Knebworth rock festival with Frank Zappa.

This footage includes a performance of "Smash the System" aka Terrorist of Rock" which was rewritten for Remote Control as "Telecide." Other songs included are "Boy Crazy" "What Do You Want from Life?" "Slipped my Disco", "Smoke" and "White Punks on Dope."

Singer/Dancer Re Styles is featured in the footage as well. The kid getting beat up is Tubes stuntman, Michael Springer. He was also beat up during "I Was Punk Before You Were a Punk" nightly as a fake crowd member. Kenny Ortega is seen as well recording a video with Michael Cotten and working out the dancer's routine for "Slipped my Disco." Bill Spooner gets laughs during his intro for the song, claiming the Bee Gees ripped them off. Classic Tubes!

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'Vince Welnick Day' 7/9/2009 Play

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The Tubes, 'Young and Rich' Tour, 1976 Play

The Tubes live in Buffalo, NY 5/8/76
Audio © Prairie Prince archives
© The Tubes Project LLC 2009
Photos by Peter Stupar (Paramount Theater and Bimbos)
http://peterstupar.com/

Tubes ensemble...

Fee Waybill: Vocals
Bill "Sputnik" Spooner: Guitar, Vocals, Head Writer
Roger Steen: Guitar, Vocals
Vince Welnick: Keyboards, Vocals
Rick Anderson: Bass
Michael Cotten: Arp 2600 Synthesizer
Prairie Prince: Drums
Re Styles: Vocals
Jane Dornacker: "Cathy Perkins"
Kenny Ortega: Choreography
Dancers: Kenny Ortega, Leroy Jones, Re Styles, Cindi Osborn, Helene Goux and Mary Niland.
Set Design by Cotten/Prince
Live Event Visual Amplification: Tj McHose

The Tubes, 'Now' Spring Tour, 1977 Play

The Tubes @ Palace of Fine Arts, SF 1977
Presented by David Allen
© The Tubes Project LLC 2009
(picture and sound improve through show, audio distorted on master tape)

Tubes ensemble...

Fee Waybill: Vocals
Bill "Swami" Spooner: Guitar, Vocals, Head Writer
Roger Steen: Guitar, Vocals
Vince Welnick: Keyboards, Vocals
Rick Anderson: Bass
Michael Cotten: Arp 2600 Synthesizer
Prairie Prince: Drums
Mingo Lewis: Percussion, Keyboards, vocals on Pimp
Re Styles: Vocals
Kenny Ortega: Choreography
Dancers: Kenny Ortega, Michael Springer, Leroy Jones, Re Styles, Cindi Osborn, Helene Goux and Mary Niland.
Set Design by Cotten/Prince
Live Event Visual Amplification: Tj McHose

Black Album, A&M/1980, Unreleased Play

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