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The Tubes

The Tubes

Initial release : 1975


The Tubes debut album.

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  • Up From The Deep (Trainer / The Tubes)
  • Haloes (Kooper / Spooner / Steen)
  • Space Baby (Carpenter / Spooner / Welnick)
  • Malaguena Salerosa (Galindo / Ramirez)
  • Mondo Bondage (The Tubes)
  • What Do You Want From Life (Evans / Spooner)
  • Boy Crazy (Spooner)
  • White Punks On Dope (Evans / Spooner / Steen)

The musicians names are given as follows;

  • Rick Mark Anderson - bass
  • Michael David Cotten - synthesizer
  • Prairie L'Emprere Prince - drums
  • William Edward Spooner - guitar
  • Roger Allan Steen - guitar, vocals
  • Fee - lead vocals
  • Vincent Leo Welnick - keyboards
String and horn sections are used on some tracks but no names are provided.

The credits also include;

  • Special thanks to the White Punks Chorus

  • Producer - Alan Peter Kooper
  • Arranger - The Tubes
  • Re-arranger - Al Kooper
  • String and horn arrangements - Dominic Frontiere
  • Engineer - Lee Rhett Kiefer
  • Mixing - Lee Rhett Kiefer, Al Kooper
  • Engineering assistant - Don Seward Wood
  • Art direction - Roland Young
  • Design - M. Cotton, P. Prince (Airamid Designs)
  • Back cover photo - Ian Patrick
  • Front cover and poster photos - Harry Mittman
  • Hands and Body by Re Styles
  • Poignant traslation of Malaguena Salerosa by Jose (Juan Valdez) Duval
  • Management - Bag-O-Bucks
  • Album dedicated to Bob McIntosh and Tom Donahue
  • Recorded at the Record Plant, Los Angeles during March and April 1975
Related releases

Two singles were released in conjunction with this LP;

  • White Punks On Dope / White Punks On Dope, Pt 2, The Tubes, July 1975
  • What Do You Want From Life? / Space Baby, The Tubes, November 1975
What Do You Want From Life and White Punks On Dope were included on the Tubes compilation; White Punks on Dope, Up From The Deep, Malaguena Salerosa, What Do You Want From Life and Boy Crazy were included on the European Tubes compilation; White Punks On Dope, What Do You Want From Life and Mondo Bondage were included on; All of The Tubes was included on the 2-on-1 collection; What Do You Want from Life? was included on;