The Tubes What Do You Want From Live 1977

What Do You Want From Live is a live album by The Tubes.

It was recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in November 1977.

The Tubes, with lead singer Fee Waybill, were an outrageous live act that was the basis for their popularity. Their recording success was limited to their albums creeping into the top 50 on the album charts in the UK and USA.

The Tubes What Do You Want From Live

Songs On The Tubes What Do You Want From Live

Overture: Up From The Deep – 6:54
Got Yourself A Deal – 4:54
Show Me A Reason – 3:32
What Do You Want From Life? – 5:19
God Bird Change – 4:49
Special Ballet – 0:57
Don’t Touch Me There – 3:55
Mondo Bandage – 4:01
Smoke (La Vie En Fumer) – 8:16
Crime Medley: Sound Effect-Siren/Theme From Dragnet/Theme From Peter Gunn/Theme From Perry Mason/Theme From The Untouchables – 4:28
I Was A Punk Before You Were A Punk – 5:01
I Saw Her Standing There – 2:55
Drum Solo – 4:31
Boy Crazy – 2:19
You’re No Fun – 4:17
Stand Up And Shout – 3:38
White Punks On Dope – 8:55

In my mind, The Tubes were linked into the punk rock and new wave scene because of their outrageousness and their songs about punks but their music is more traditional.

They remind me of Frank Zappa because of their parodies and satires without the virtuoso musicianship. I’m not saying that The Tubes were untalented, just that they don’t have the technical expertise that Zappa required.

I never saw The Tubes in concert but the music was only half the show. Here they are on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977.

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