Tag Archives: The Tubes

Gig review: ALICE COOPER – Manchester Arena, 15 November 2017

ALICE COOPER - Manchester Arena, 15 November 2017

The release of Killer in 1971 was a defining moment in my love affair with rock and I’ve waited 40 plus years to see Alice perform with what remains of the original Alice Cooper band, Glen Buxton having passed away … Continue reading

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Album review: THE TUBES – The A&M Albums

THE TUBES - The A&M Albums

In Part 1 (above) of a two-part special, Fee Waybill chats about the formative years of The Tubes. (First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 28 June 2015) Part 2 (above) discusses the band’s progress from the early-1980s to … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE TUBES – Club Academy, Manchester, 8 October 2016

THE TUBES - Club Academy, Manchester, 8 October 2016

Interview/news item We’re being spoilt.  Legendary San Francisco shock rockers The Tubes don’t play a gig in the UK for over 10 years and then we get two tours almost within the space of a year.  If the Mondo Pulp … Continue reading

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News: THE TUBES – October tour dates

THE TUBES - Club Academy, Manchester, 8 October 2016

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 … Continue reading

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Album review: ANDY FRASCO AND THE U.N. – Happy Bastards

ANDY FRASCO AND THE U.N. – Happy Bastards

Ruf [Release date 26.02.16] Often described as a party band full of ‘orchestrated chaos’, Southern Californian outfit Andy Frasco and the U.N. is no such thing on record. They are every bit as organized and astute as Zappa was in … Continue reading

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News: Readers and listeners vote for their favourite albums and live acts – Best of 2015

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Every year the reviewers at Get Ready to ROCK! choose their Top Albums and Live Acts.  Their selection covers a range of genres from rock to blues and progressive and reflects the musical spread of the well-respected website. The reviewers … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE TUBES – Club Academy, Manchester, 8 August 2015

THE TUBES - Club Academy, Manchester, 8 August 2015

I really hope The Tubes don’t leave it another decade before their next UK tour.  I mean the 50th anniversary will be in 2025 and their oldest member will be nearly 80.  The band have always had a soft spot … Continue reading

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News: Fee Waybill of THE TUBES interview and UK tour (June 2015)

The Tubes - Club Academy, Manchester, 8 August 2015

In this exclusive interview edit Fee Waybill of The Tubes chats to David Randall about the forthcoming tour and meeting audience expectations (14:58) Gig review: Manchester, 8 August 2015 The Tubes tour continues! The Tubes Anniversary Special Get Ready to … Continue reading

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News: T’PAU, FURYON, THE TUBES – Sunday 25 January 2015

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T’Pau release their new album, ‘Pleasure & Pain’ on 2nd February through Right Track Records/Universal Records. Fall Out Boy debuted at number 2 in the UK album charts this week with their new album, ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’. Enter Shikari debuted … Continue reading

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Album review: CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN – El Camino Real

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN – El Camino Real

Freeworld [Release date 11.08.14] It’s not essential to have heard this album’s predecessor ‘La Costa Perdida’, but it certainly helps to explain the dark lyrical quality, David Lowery’s weary vocals and the sardonic nature of Camper Van Beethoven’s ruminations on … Continue reading

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Album Review: THE IT*MEN – Greatest Hits

Stow House Records [Release Date 2013] Such is the unlikely life story and desperate pun off the album title, that you do start to wonder if the whole The It* Men thing is a spoof, or a thinly disguised reference … Continue reading

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Album review: PLANET GRAFFITI – Bad News

 Planet Graffiti [Release date 01.05.13] Planet Graffiti is a Portsmouth based blues-rock power trio who have recently enjoyed 2 nationwide tours with New Jersey’s Billy Walton Band. ‘Bad News’ is their second album and despite the pessimistic title, it’s a sprightly, … Continue reading

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