The Tubes (album)

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The Tubes
Studio album by The Tubes
Released June, 1975
Recorded March-April, 1975
Genre Rock
Length 37:11
Label A&M
Producer Al Kooper
The Tubes chronology
The Tubes
Young and Rich
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Tubes is the debut album of The Tubes. Songs from this album which received significant airplay include "What Do You Want from Life" and "White Punks on Dope". The latter song peaked at number 28 on the UK singles chart.[2]

The line "hang myself when I get enough rope" in the song "White Punks on Dope" later inspired the title of the 1978 album by The Clash, Give 'Em Enough Rope[citation needed].

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Up from the Deep" (The Tubes, Ray Trainer) – 4:28
  2. "Haloes" (Al Kooper, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen) – 4:53
  3. "Space Baby" (Bill Spooner, Mike Carpenter, Vince Welnick) – 4:25
  4. "Malagueña Salerosa" (Pedro Galindo, Elpidio Ramirez) - 3:52

Side Two

  1. "Mondo Bondage" (The Tubes) – 4:34
  2. "What Do You Want from Life?" (Bill Spooner, Michael Evans) – 4:01
  3. "Boy Crazy" (Bill Spooner) – 4:09
  4. "White Punks on Dope" (Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Michael Evans) – 6:49


Cover versions[edit]

  • Mötley Crüe covered "White Punks on Dope" on their album New Tattoo, and performs it live in concert on their "Lewd, Crüed, & Tattooed" DVD. The Nina Hagen Band interpreted the song in a German-language version, translated to "TV-Glotzer" (with re-written lyrics about being an East German who lives vicariously by staring at West German television all day) on their self-titled debut album in 1978.