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There is more than one group called the Tubes.

1) The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theater rock band, popular in the mid 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined music performances with many different unique costumes and in some acts they wore leotards with painted on nipples and pubic hair (neither of which points are relevant for evaluating their artistic/musical/political relevance). They made satires of life in the USA; the media, consumerism, and politics. They were often banned in the Midwest USA.

The Tubes continue performing live, with 4 members of the original band (Waybill, Anderson, Steen, Prince) still in the touring lineup.


2) The Tubes are a five piece Garage Funk band from Switzerland. Brainchild of Harry Tuttle and Barbie Tube. Formed in 2006, they released their first recordings to not so critical acclaim in 2007. In a spontaneous display of stupidity, all of the members have changed their last names in honour of Barbie.
Rob Tube : Bass & Vocals
Harry Tube : Guitar
Rosie Tube : Horns & Vocals
Tube Tube : Keys & Vocals
Barbie Tube : Drums
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  • Kaoru_is_here

    Oh, okay. Just read about the Swiss band from the 00s in the bio. Never heard of them though. And it looks like nobody is listening to them either. Less than people do to the original Tubes even. ;)

    21 Feb 9:34pm Reply
  • Kaoru_is_here

    70s and 80s Tubes sound so fundamentally different though that one might think that they're two bands. So I'm not that surprised when someone thinks that there are two bands out there which share the same name.

    21 Feb 9:29pm Reply
  • starbearer-

    At first... didn't take them seriously, but then realize that half of their stuff revolves around satire, I realized just how amazing they really are. Really interesting.

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    There r actually 2 bands calld The Tubes. The main 1 was more successful, but the othr 1 was pretty good back whn I had their stuff

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • yiffyskunk420

    "There is more than one group called the Tubes." no.

    20 Dec 2012 Reply
  • stefabeca666

    Best band ever best album ever best song ever (White Punks On Dope). MOG

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • unbusinessman

    i got the self titled CD at home, but it's not mine. it's my uncles, no telling when he'll get it back though. i want the vinyl.

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • mattshoes

    I saw them live a few years back and they are still entertaining as hell!

    8 Jul 2011 Reply
  • aybesea69

    I saw these guys live in 1978 (before the She's a Beauty sellout) and they were absolutely amazing. So outrageous... it's really too bad they decided to become a crappy pop band.

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • gratefuldark

    Can you guys please come to Canada...My dad NEEDS to see you.

    21 Dec 2010 Reply
  • anthonyhouse

    Does anyone remember the name of the tune The Tubes did for the Rock-N-Roll Terrorist skit., and yes they were Awesom all three times I saw them

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • 01dela

    Never saw them perform live but i did see them on T V and they looked awesome.

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • Manoloxines

    saw them when I was just a kid and I loved it to bits...with all the leather,the girls,the auction,the bikes...it was mad!

    3 May 2010 Reply
  • wareharris

    I saw them play on the She's a Beauty tour - Lots of fun, and at the time one of the best show's I'd ever seen.

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • SkyHits

    This is a great band, and my first cassette with the Tubes was Outside/Inside so I've known that band for quite a long time I guess I could say. But I had never seen them until last summer (2009) at some huge Rock Festival in Sweden. And in a matter of fact I didn' t have on hand the program so I didn't had a clue what band was starting to play on one of the 4 various sages until I asked some guy who was video filming them. And the guy looke strangly at me and said "Hey man these are The TUBES! Wooo I said. Maybe simply because I hadn't see their stage act before. But they were fun and geat.

    1 Mar 2010 Reply
  • luciusfunk

    http://theredhouse.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=whodoyoulove&action=display&thread=1413&page=1 Register and vote for The Tubes!

    21 Feb 2010 Reply
  • RelicOfThe80s

    Two words: Mr. Hate.

    22 Jan 2010 Reply
  • theroover

    I can't help loving you...

    10 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Braveshell

    Yeah, having heard White Punks On Dope back in the mid 70's, I got hooked with Remote Control... (Prime Time, TV Is King etc)...I picked up the CD compilation White Punks On Dope (on Spectrum in the UK) about 2 years back and it is most excellent... all the best stuff from their spell on A&M is there... though nothing from their time with Capitol. Great band... Talk to Ya Later is one of those underrated rock radio classics. Sweet!

    1 Dec 2009 Reply
  • theroover

    i love these guys and this girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
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