And revisitingThe Tubes. Not at the same time.
Right on and thank you! Looking forward to checking out that playlist!
Nice piece, jep! I, too, was in on the Tubes back in the day. Not everything, but they were certainly a band worth going, "Hmmm, wonder what they're doing on THIS record!"
As a longtime fan of Todd Rundgren (even at the time), I was especially interested to see what he did when he produced the Tubes' "Remote Control" in '79, and their last for A&M, before starting their Capitol career with your mentioned "TCBP" album, produced by the nefarious David Foster!
You might find two things interesting: 1) Former Tube-ers, Vince Welnick (keyboards) and Prairie Prince (drums), performed on Todd's "Nearly Human" album in 1989. Their collabbed "The Want of a Nail" song is featured on my latest GBE Playlist: https://bradkyle.substack.com/p/grow-bigger-ears-11-the-audio-autopsy, if you'll pardon the link.
2) Plus, a 25-year-old David Foster was music director and keyboard player for FR&B's Stephen Michael Schwartz's second RCA album sessions in '75 (Stephen describes what went down, in his own words, plus supplies rare, exclusive in-studio photos from his personal collection, including a couple of Foster, and Elton John's rhythm section, recently fired by La Elton!): https://bradkyle.substack.com/p/musical-storm-the-stephen-michael
Thanks for the rare Tubes shout-out! 'Twas fun seeing and hearing "White Punks" again!