From humble beginnings in Phoenix, Arizona, to the streets of San Francisco, THE TUBES were catapulted into Rock and Rollís limelight in the mid 1970s and made there most memorable mark on Rock history throughout the Ď70s and Ď80s with such classic rock staples as "White Punks On Dope," "What Do You Want From Life," "Mondo Bondage," "Donít Touch Me There," "Sushi Girl," "Talk To Ya Later" and their Number 1 Billboard hit "Sheís A Beauty." No matter how memorable THE TUBES' recordings were, the lifeline of the band has always been their live performance.
From the exuberant and imaginative to the outrageous, THE TUBES continue to perform for hordes of fans throughout the world. The current line up of THE TUBES (still retaining four original members) consists of the enigmatic and unforgettable vocalist Fee Waybill, the elusive guitarist Roger Steen, the solid bass playing of Rick Anderson, the legendary Prairie Prince on drums, and keyboardist extraordinaire David Medd. THE TUBES didn't invent the idea of Rock & Roll as theater, but they have certainly thrived on the concept. Few bands have had a more entertaining and over-the-top live show than THE TUBES.
Their influence can be seen in many of the visually oriented groups of today such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marilyn Manson and others. Though they may have been ahead of their time in the '80s, they havenít lost a step and continue to reinvent themselves. In a world where visual stimulation is king, THE TUBES are right at home and masters of their domain. Theyíve been recognized not only as a great band to watch, but a great band period.