In June 2016, David Randall chatted at length to Fee Waybill about The Tubes with tracks from many of their albums. Part 2 is also available via Mixcloud.
The Tubes celebrate their return to the UK with their “Mondo Pulp Tour” 7-22 October 2016.
After their successful dates in August 2015 the San Francisco legends return with an all-new show. Says frontman Fee Waybill: “We’re thrilled to be coming back to the country that started it all for us. I embrace my British heritage; the beer and the fish and chips and the best rock and roll fans in the world.”
In 1977 The Tubes toured the UK, but many of their shows were banned due to British censorship as the authorities reacted to their quasi-pornography and satiricism.
Lead singer Fee Waybill’s deranged on-stage characters included the larger-than-life fictitious platform-booted, drugged out British glam rock star Quay Lewd. In May 1978 – in his persona as punk rocker Johnny Bugger – Waybill fell off the stage at London’s Hammersmith Odeon and broke his leg resulting in cancellation of the rest of the tour.
Oct 07 Under The Bridge, London
Oct 08 Club Academy, Manchester
Oct 09 The Great British Alternative Music Festival, Skegness
Oct 11 The Fleece, Bristol
Oct 12 The Hub, Plymouth
Oct 14 The Globe, Cardiff
Oct 15 Concorde 2, Brighton
Oct 16 Brook, Southampton
Oct 18 Robin 2, Wolverhampton
Oct 20 Sage, Gateshead
Oct 21 Holmfirth Picturedrome, West Yorkshire
Oct 22 Art School, Glasgow
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In this show, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 2 February 2020, David Randall plays a selection of tracks from some of the artists who impressed at this year’s Giants Of Rock event in Minehead (24-27 January).
Featured Albums w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 NEWMAN Ignition (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 BLACK SWAN Shake The World (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 CORMAC O CAOIMH Swim Crawl Walk Run (indie)
Power Plays w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
SHAKRA Turn The Light On (AFM Records)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Transmissions (Nuclear Blast)
RYDERS CREED Lost Soul (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)
FRAMING HANLEY Puzzle Pieces (Thermal Entertainment LLC)
ROBERT HART Mysterious (Escape Music)
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