T.R.A.S.H. (Tubes Rarities and Smash Hits)

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T.R.A.S.H. (Tubes Rarities and Smash Hits)
Compilation album by The Tubes
Released November 1981
Genre Rock
Label A&M
The Tubes chronology
Remote Control
T.R.A.S.H. (Tubes Rarities and Smash Hits)
The Completion Backward Principle

T.R.A.S.H. (Tubes Rarities and Smash Hits) is a compilation album by the rock band The Tubes, released in November 1981.[1]


After four studio albums and a live album for A&M Records, the band were working on the Suffer for Sound album when they were dropped by the label.[1] They subsequently signed a deal with Capitol Records in 1981, but to fulfil their contract, A&M released this collection of recordings in November that year, including tracks from their early singles and unreleased material.[1][2][3][4] One track from the shelved Suffer for Sound album, "Drivin' All Night", was included as the album's opener.[5]

T.R.A.S.H. has been described as the band's best album.[2] A review from Billboard picked out the live version of Captain & Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" as a highlight.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

1. "Drivin' All Night" (Spooner/Steen/Prince/Welnick/Cotten/Anderson/Waybill/Styles/Kesse)

  • from the unreleased album Suffer for Sound, referred to as the "Black" album in the sleeve notes

2. "What Do You Want from Life?" (Spooner/Evans)

3. "Turn Me On" (Spooner/Steen/Prince/Welnick/Cotten/Anderson/Waybill)

4. "Slipped My Disco" (Spooner/Steen)

5. "Don't Touch Me There" (Nagle/Doornacker) (sic)

  • from Young and Rich

6. "Mondo Bondage" (Spooner/Steen/Prince/Welnick/Cotten/Anderson/Waybill)

Side two[edit]

1. "Love Will Keep Us Together" (Neil Sedaka/Howard Greenfield)

  • unreleased live recording from 1976

2. "White Punks on Dope (W.P.O.D.)" Parts A&B (Evans/Spooner/Steen)

  • Part A is an unreleased live "country rock" version from 1979
  • Part B is a promo single edit of the track from The Tubes

3. "Prime Time" (Spooner/Steen/Prince/Welnick/Cotten/Anderson/Waybill)

  • alternate version of the Remote Control track featuring Re Styles on solo vocals

4. "I'm Just a Mess" (Steen/Spooner)

5. "Only the Strong Survive" (Spooner/Steen/Prince/Welnick/Cotten/Anderson/Waybill)

  • from Remote Control[6]


  1. ^ a b c Strong, Martin C. (2002) The Great Rock Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-312-1, p. 1076
  2. ^ a b Eddy, Chuck (2009) "Essentials", SPIN, June 2009, p. 90. Retrieved November 25, 2012
  3. ^ Stone, Doug "T.R.A.S.H. Review", Allmusic. Retrieved November 25, 2012
  4. ^ a b "Billboard's Top Album Picks", Billboard, August 15, 1981, p. 80. Retrieved November 25, 2012
  5. ^ "T.R.A.S.H.", thetubes.com. Retrieved November 25, 2012
  6. ^ Tubes, The. T.R.A.S.H. (Tubes Rarities and Smash Hits). A&M, 1981. LP.