Tubes

(San Francisco, California, USA 72 – )
originally called Cowboy Fee, Rod Plant, Jesus Bongo & the Millionaires

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

The Tubes LP (A&M, SP-4534) recorded Mar-Apr 75, released Jun 75
Tracks: Up from the Deep, Haloes, Space Baby, Malagueña Salerosa, Mondo Bondage, What Do You Want from Life?, Boy Crazy, White Punks on Dope

White Punks On Dope 7″ (A&M, 1733-S) released Aug 75
Tracks: White Punks On Dope Part I, White Punks On Dope Part II

White Punks On Dope 7″ promo (A&M, 1733) released Aug 75
Tracks: White Punks On Dope (mono), White Punks On Dope (stereo)

What Do You Want from Life 7″ (A&M, 1755-S) released Nov 75
Tracks: What Do You Want from Life, Space Baby

What Do You Want from Life 7″ promo (A&M, 1755) released Nov 75
Tracks: What Do You Want from Life (mono), What Do You Want from Life (stereo)

Malagueña Salerosa 7″ (A&M, 16 347 AT) released 75, Netherlands
Tracks: Malagueña Salerosa, Haloes

Various Artists – A&M Summer Spectacular 12″ (A&M, SP 8330) released 75
Tracks: White Punks On Dope

What Do You Want from Life 7″ (A&M, AMS 7209) released Jan 76, UK
Tracks: What Do You Want from Life, White Punks On Dope

Young & Rich LP (A&M, SP-4580) released Apr 76
Tracks: Tubes World Tour, Brighter Day, Pimp, Stand Up and Shout, Don’t Touch Me There, Slipped My Disco, Proud to Be an American, Poland Whole/Madam I’m Adam, Young and Rich

Don’t Touch Me There 7″ (A&M, 1826-S) released Jun 76
Tracks: Don’t Touch Me There, Proud to be an American

Don’t Touch Me There 7″ promo (A&M, 1826) released Jun 76
Tracks: Don’t Touch Me There (mono), Don’t Touch Me There (stereo)

Now LP (A&M, SP-4632) released May 77
Tracks: Smoke (La Vie en Fumér), Hit Parade, Strung Out on Strings, Golden Boy, My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains, God-Bird-Change, I’m Just a Mess, Cathy’s Clone, This Town, Pound of Flesh, You’re No Fun

White Punks On Dope 12″ (A&M, AMS 7323) released Nov 77, UK
Tracks: White Punks On Dope, Don’t Touch Me There, What Do You Want From Life

Various Artists – Play It Again Sam LP (A&M, AMLX 3805) released 77, UK
Tracks: Madam I’m Adam

What Do You Want From Live 2xLP (A&M, SP-6003) recorded Hammersmith Odeon 16-11-77, released Feb 78
Tracks: Overture, Got Yourself A Deal, Show Me A Reason, What Do You Want From Life, God-Bird-Change, Special Ballet, Don’t Touch Me There, Mondo Bondage, Smoke (La Vie En Fumer), Crime-Medley (Side Effect-Siren, Theme From “Dragnet”, Theme From “Peter Gunn”, Theme From “Perry Mason”, Theme From “The Untouchables”), I Was A Punk Before You Were A Punk, I Saw Her Standing There, Drum Solo, Boy Crazy, You’re No Fun, Stand Up And Shout, White Punks On Dope

Show me a reason 7″ (A&M, 2037-S) released May 78
Tracks: Show Me A Reason, I Saw Her Standing There

Show me a reason 7″ (A&M, AMS 7349) released May 78, UK
Tracks: Show Me A Reason, Mondo Bondage

I Saw Her Standing There 7″ (A&M, AMS 5643) released 78, Netherlands
Tracks: I Saw Her Standing There, Crime Medley

Various Artists – Foreplay: A&M’s Pre-Release Sampler (1978) LP (A&M, SP-17001) released 78
Tracks: Show Me A Reason, Got Yourself A Deal

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Beans

Tucson, Arizona 70 (Tracks unknown)

Jesus Bongo & the Millionaires

KEMO TV recorded 73
Tracks: This Town

Tubes

Demo recorded 7-3-74 Wally Heider Studios
Tracks: Never Amount to Nothing, Baby Your Face Is Mutated, Wonderbread Bodies, Lunch Face

Winterland, San Francisco 26-5-74
Tracks: Up From the Deep, Lunch Face, The Hip Dip, Town Without Pity, Mondo Bondage, Brighter Day, I’m Waiting For The Man / Stand Up and Shout, Never Amount to Nothing, White Punks on Dope

Record Plant, Sausalito 2-6-74
Tracks: Up From the Deep, The Hip Dip, Lunch Face, Whiz Quiz, Wonderbread Bodies / Crime Medley / Mondo Bondage, Brighter Day, I’m Waiting for the Man, Never Amount to Nothing, White Punks on Dope

California Hall, San Francisco 22-6-74
Tracks: Town Without Pity, Stand Up and Shout / Bitch / Waiting for My Man, Never Amount to Nothing, Lunch Face, The Hip Dip, Whiz Quiz, Mondo Bondage

Winterland, San Francisco 31-10-74
Tracks: What Do You Want From Life, Haloes, Malagueña salerosa, Up From the Deep, Bali Hai, It’s Not Unusual, Space Baby, Crime Medley, Mondo Bondage, I’m Waiting for the Man, Boy Crazy, Stand Up and Shout

Record Plant, Sausalito 21-11-74
Tracks: Space Baby, Malagueña salerosa, Hermuta, What Do You Want From Life, Poland Whole / Madam I’m Adam, Rock and Roll Hospital, Rawhide, Mondo Bondage, The Hip Dip, Boy Crazy, White Punks on Dope, Up From the Deep

Winterland, San Francisco 21-2-75
Tracks: Rock and Roll Hospital, Mondo Bondage, I’m Waiting For The Man / Stand Up and Shout, Boy Crazy, Hermuta, White Punks on Dope

Winterland, San Francisco 1-6-75
Tracks: What Do You Want From Life, Haloes, Malagueña salerosa, Up From the Deep, Dr. Strangekiss, Bali Hai, It’s Not Unusual, Space Baby, Crime Medley, I’m Waiting For The Man / Boy Crazy, Stand Up and Shout, White Punks on Dope

Bottom Line, New York 7-11-75
Tracks: What Do You Want From Life, Tubes World Tour, Sputnik, Space Baby, Theme From “I Love Lucy”, Proud to Be an American, Third Stone From the Sun, Living in the U.S.A., Untitled Funk, Malagueña salerosa, Crime Medley, Mondo Bondage, Slipped My Disco, Dr. Strangekiss, Bali Hai, It’s Not Unusual, Up From the Deep, A Word From Our Sponsor, Haloes, I’m Waiting for the Man, Boy Crazy, Quay Lewd & the Cocaine Pirahnas, Stand Up and Shout, Quay Lewd Needs More Power, White Punks on Dope, Town Without Pity

Winterland, San Francisco 31-12-75
Tracks: What Do You Want From Life?, The Tubes World Tour, Space Baby, I Love Lucy / Proud To Be An American, New Year’s Countdown, Living In The U.S.A., Funk / Malaguena Salarosa, Crime Medley / Mondo Bondage, Slipped My Disco, Dr. Strangekiss / Bali Hai / It’s Not Unusual, Up From The Deep, A Word From Our Sponsor, Haloes, I’m Waiting For The Man / Boy Crazy, Quay Lewd & Cocaine Piranhas, Stand Up And Shout, Quay Lewd Needs More Power, White Punks On Dope, Town Without Pity

Orpheum Theatre, Boston 23-4-76
Tracks: Young & Rich / Grandiose Instrumental Overture, What Do You Want From Life?, Tubes World Tour, Pimp, Mondo Bondage / Don’t Touch Me There / Mondo Bondage Reprise, Brighter Day, Poland Whole / Madam I’m Adam, Slipped My Disco, Gimme That Harp / Love Will Keep Us Together, The Cathy Perkins Amateur Hour, Proud To Be An American, It’s Not Unusual, 3rd Stone From The Sun, Waiting For My Man / Boy Crazy, Quay Lewd’s Drug Deal, Stand Up And Shout (Spliced), White Punks On Dope

Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead 24-4-76
Tracks: Young And Rich / Grandiose Instrumental Overture / What Do You Want From Life?, Tubes World Tour, Pimp / Mondo Bondage / Don’t Touch Me There / Mondo Bondage Reprise, Brighter Day / Poland Whole / Madam I’m Adam / Slipped My Disco / Gimme Dat Harp

Beacon Theatre, New York 25-4-76
Tracks: Slipped My Disco, Gimmie Dat Harp Boy / Love Will Keep Us Together, Proud to Be an American, Sputnik, I’m Waiting for the Man, White Punks on Dope

Buffalo 8-5-76
Tracks: Young and Rich, Overture ’76, What Do You Want From Life, Tubes World Tour, Pimp, Mondo Bondage, Don’t Touch Me There, Brighter Day, Poland Whole / Madam I’m Adam, Gimme Dat Harp Boy, Love Will Keep Us Together, Proud to Be an American, It’s Not Unusual, Third Stone From the Sun, I’m Waiting For The Man / Boy Crazy, Stand Up and Shout, White Punks On Dope

Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles 28-5-76
Tracks: Young and Rich, What Do You Want From Life, Gimmee Dat Harp, Love Will Keep Us Together, White Punks On Dope, Don’t Touch Me There

Los Angeles 76 “Darted in my Own Armchair bootleg-LP (The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label, 1991) released 76
Tracks: Young And Rich – Grandiose Instrumental Overture, What Do You Want From Life, Tubes World Tour, Love Will Keep Us Together, Pimp, Mondo Bondage, Don’t Touch Me There, Boy Crazy, Stand Up And Shout

Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood 4-4-77
Tacks: God Bird Change, What Do You Want From Life, Golden Boy, Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll, Don’t Touch Me There, Mondo Bondage, Pimp, Love Will Keep Us Together, Slipped My Disco, Smoke (La Vie En Fumer), This Town, Pound of Flesh, I’m Just a Mess, White Punks on Dope, Stand Up and Shout

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco 15-4-77
Tracks: God Bird Change, What Do You Want From Life, Hit Parade, I’m Just a Mess, Golden Boy, Pound of Flesh, Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll / Sex Ed Class / Don’t Touch Me There / Mondo Bondage, Gimme Dat Harp Boy, This Town, Love Will Keep Us Together, Smoke (La Vie En Fumer), Slipped My Disco, You’re No Fun, Stand Up and Shout, White Punks on Dope

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco 20-4-77
Tracks: God Bird Change, What Do You Want From Life, Hit Parade, Golden Boy, I’m Just a Mess, Pound of Flesh, Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll, Pimp, Gimmie Dat Harp Boy / This Town, Love Will Keep Us Together, Smoke (La Vie En Fumer), Slipped My Disco, You’re No Fun

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco 21-4-77
Tracks: God Bird Change, What Do You Want From Life, Hit Parade, Golden Boy, I’m Just a Mess, Pound of Flesh, Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll, Don’t Touch Me There, Mondo Bondage, Pimp, Hog Runnin’ / This Town, Love Will Keep Us Together, Smoke (La Vie En Fumer), Slipped My Disco, You’re No Fun, Stand Up and Shout, White Punks on Dope

Anaheim Stadium 19-6-77
Tracks: Love will keep us together, This town

City Hall, Newcastle 6-11-77
Tracks: Don’t Touch Me There / Mondo Bondage, I Saw Her Standing There, White Punks On Dope

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test 8-11-77
Tracks: God Bird Change, White Punks on Dope

Circus Krone, Munich 22-11-77
Tracks: Overture, Got Yourself a Deal, Show Me a Reason, God Bird Change, What Do You Want From Life, Don’t Touch Me There / Mondo Bondage, Smoke (La Vie En Fumer), It’s Not Unusual, Haloes, Crime Medley, I Was a Punk Before You Were a Punk, I Saw Her Standing There, Drum Solo, Boy Crazy, You’re No Fun, Stand Up and Shout, (You’re) Having My Baby, White Punks On Dope

Pantages Theatre, Hollywood 22-2-78
Tracks: God Bird Change, What Do You Want From Life, Don’t Touch Me There / Mondo Bondage, Boy Crazy, Stand Up and Shout, Got Yourself a Deal, Show Me a Reason, Be Mine Tonight, One Helluva Party, It’s Not Unusual, Haloes, Smoke (La Vie En Fumer), White Punks On Dope

Pawtucket 9-4-78
Tracks: White punks on dope, Tubes world tour

Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto 12-4-78
Tracks: Grandiose Instrumental Overture: Up from the Deep / Young and Rich / Madam I’m Adam / Mondo Bondage / White Punks on Dope, Got yourself a Deal, Show me a Reason, God Bird Change, What Do You Want From Life, Special Ballet, Don’t Touch Me There, Mondo Bondage, Smoke (La Vie En Fumer), It’s Not Unusual, Theme from Dragnet / Theme from The Untouchables / Theme from Peter Gunn, Malagueña salerosa, I Was a Punk Before You Were a Punk, I Saw Her Standing There, Drum Solo, You’re No Fun, Boy Crazy, Stand Up and Shout, White Punks on Dope, Tubes World Tour

Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam 25-4-78
Tracks: What Do You Want From Life, Be Mine Tonight, Slipped My Disco, Smoke (La Vie En Fumer), Don’t Touch Me There, Mondo Bondage, Rawhide, I Was a Punk Before You Were a Punk, I Saw Her Standing There

Knebworth Park 9-9-78
Tracks: What Do You Want From Life, Slipped My Disco, Smoke (La Vie En Fumer), Don’t Touch Me There, Mondo Bondage, Telecide, Getoverture, I Saw Her Standing There, You’re No Fun, Boy Crazy, Stand Up and Shout, White Punks on Dope, Baba O’Riley, The Kids Are Alright

Keystone, Palo Alto 20-11-78 as “Cowboy Free & the Heifer’s Dream”
Tracks: Ghost Riders in the Sky, Rawhide, Baba O’Riley, The Kids Are Alright, Proud to Be an American, I Remember You, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, El Paso, California Dreamin’, White Punks on Dope, The Last Time

Winterland, San Francisco 28-12-78
Tracks: What Do You Want From Life, Turn Me On, Tubes World Tour, Lonesome Roger Steen, Riders in the Sky, Strung Out on Strings, Sacremento Monologue, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Route 66 Theme, Sweet Caroline, Don’t Touch Me There, Mondo Bondage, No Way Out, Only the Strong Survive, TV Is King, I Want It All Now, Telecide, Love’s a Mystery (I Don’t Understand), Remote Control, Drum Solo, Baba O’Riley, The Kids Are Alright, Stand Up and Shout, White Punks on Dope, California Dreamin’, I Saw Her Standing There, 7 and 7 Is, The Last Time

 

Further Information;

http://www.thetubes.com/
http://www.billspooner.com/
http://mcotten.com/
http://www.prairieprince.com/
http://www.rogersteenband.com/
http://www.vincewelnick.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tubes

Line ups:
.                                        Red White & Blues Band /
Beans                               Arizon                                    Radar Men From Uranus
69 – 72                              69 – 72                                    c72
Bill Spooner (gtr/voc)       Roger Steen (gtr)                   Bill Spooner (gtr/voc)
Vince Welnick (keyb)       Charles Prince (drms)           Vince Welnick (keyb)
Rick Anderson (bass)      David Killingsworth (bass)     Rick Anderson (bass)
Bob MacIntosh (drms)                                                    Bob MacIntosh (drms)
.                                                                                       Roger Steen (gtr)
.                                                                                       Charles Prince (drms)
Tubes                                                                              Fee Waybill (voc)
72 –
Fee Waybill (voc)
Bill Spooner (gtr/voc)
Roger Steen (gtr)
Charles Prince (drms)
Michael Cotten (keyb)
Vince Welnick (keyb)
Rick Anderson (bass)
[Pearly Gates (voc)]
[Re Styles (voc)]
[Mingo Lewis (perc)]

Charles Prince also in Journey (73)
Pearly Gates is also in Leila & the Snakes, later in Pearl Harbor & the Explosions
Mingo Lewis is ex-Santana