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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / THE TUBES - LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO. 1983.

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Memphis, TN

Feb 24th, 2018 12:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Back home and at the apex of their game.

I love how they build the show coming in with their suits and suitcases and "We Mean Business "as the walk on tune, and then ripping it all apart with "Out of the Buisness"

It all hits the fan at time 2:44

Talk to ya Later, White Punks, She's a Beauty. etc are also in this show.

Well worth watching if you've never experienced The Tubes before.

Showmanship Deluxe !

"Out of the Business"

Hey Buddy, how 'bout a smoke?
I'm down on my luck.
At the end of my rope, I feel pretty rough.
I just got the sack, take a number please.
I'm never looking back.
I'm out on the street.
I started, down in the dump,
Thought I paid my dues,
But I was first when they had
The bad news.
I always dreamed of walking out.
Punch that guy right in the mouth,
But I never had the guts.
Now I know I got the stuff.
There's no mistaking it now

I'm out of the business
Out of the business
Into rock and roll.

All right, 'bout time,
Stuffed shirts where the sun don't shine,
Late nights, long days,
I don't need the white collar race.
Who wants a gray flannel suit?
I'll throw in a tie,
Or some Italian boots? It's all right in style.
I've had it up to here, with three button whores.
I don't regret that I'm
Walking out the door.


Jeepers that Praire Prince is a machine!

(This message was last edited by Stratmanx at 02:32 PM, Feb 24th, 2018)

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El Californio

Feb 24th, 2018 01:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

I saw a Tubes Halloween show in SJ circa 1979...
Still haven't recovered.

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Whitehorse Canada

I don't get out much
Feb 24th, 2018 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

The last rock'n roll record I bought was a Tubes record.
Roughly 1983.

Terrific band.

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Southern Calif

Feb 25th, 2018 06:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have "White Punks on Dope" on a 45 rpm in my collection. I honestly thought that was the Tubes' one and only spasm of creativity.

"I own myself an ass".

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Sunken Heights

North Carolina
Feb 25th, 2018 06:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

Saw them open for Led Zeppelin at Kezar Stadium, SF, around '70.

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