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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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