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2008 digitally remastered reissue of this classic compilation taken from The Tubes' golden period during their time with A&M Records in the late '70's. This double CD takes from all their best loved albums and includes the entire Remote Control album, originally released in 1979 and produced by Todd Rundgren. The CD features five of the band's best known singles: 'White Punks On Dope', 'Don't Touch Me There', 'Prime Time', 'TV Is King' and 'Love's A Mystery (I Don't Understand)'. Cherry Red.

Disc: 1
1. White Punks on Dope, Pts. A-BB
2. Up from the Deep
3. Malagueña Salerosa
4. What Do You Want from Life?
5. Boy Crazy
6. Tubes World Tour
7. Don't Touch Me There
8. Slipped My Disco
9. Smoke (La Vie en Fumer)
10. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
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Disc: 2
1. Turn Me On
2. TV Is King
3. Prime Time
4. I Want It All Now
5. No Way Out
6. Getoverture
7. No Mercy
8. Only the Strong Survive
9. Be Mine Tonight
10. Love's a Mystery (I Don't Understand)
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 10, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Cherry Red UK
  • ASIN: B0018RR9XA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,390 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By warrian on April 13, 2009
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Sorry for writing a Tubes review without any bizarre lyric references, inside jokes and while fully clothed, but in a nutshell: This is the best Tubes collection going. It adequately covers the bands first and hungriest phase and contains the entire masterwork "Remote Control" with MUCH better mastering than the current ABR re-release on the market. Get it. You are also entitle to: "a heated kidney shaped pool, a microwave oven--don't watch the food cook, a Dyna-Gym--I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home, a king-size Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum, a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi, real simulated Indian jewelry, a Gucci shoetree, a year's supply of antibiotics, a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number, a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick, Rosemary's baby, a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams, a new Matador, a new mastodon, a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego, a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor, a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu, a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mac truck, a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped, a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away, or how about a McCulloch chainsaw, a Las Vegas wedding, a Mexican divorce, a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot or a baby's arm holding an apple?"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John S. Harris VINE VOICE on January 9, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I didn't even know about this compilation CD until Tubes drummer Prairie Prince told me about it after a 1997 show in southern California. I grabbed it up right away. Not only did it have the entire "Remote Control" album on it, but it also contained a few cuts from 1977's "Now" album, which at that point had not yet been released on CD.

Great mastering, extensive and interesting liner notes. Cool photos.

A must-have for any Tubes fan.
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The Tubes haven't always been served well on CD. A lot of their classic stuff is out of print but luckily this two CD set redresses that injustice by collecting music from their first five albums with a nice remaster and excellent liner notes.

The sound quality is extremely good--this is a reissue of the 1996 title by Cherry Red and it doesn't sound like it was messed with.

We get the entire "Remote Control" album as well as much of the band's first and second albums with a sprinkling of material from "Now" and "Live" as well as some of the rarities from "T.R.A.S.H." collection.

The only odd thing is that only some of the lyrics are present in the booklet--not all the song lyrics (as I might have expected although given how many songs are on each disc that might have been a difficult task).

This is an excellent one-stop-shop for fans of the band.

Recommended.
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Trying to follow all the reissues on all sorts of labels can make a Tubes fan crazy. Their theatrical brand of rock and roll combined sex, vaudeville and an under-rated quality of musicianship. Depending on how you ask, The Tubes peakedin any variety of their many albums, and this particular collection, "Goin' Down The Tubes," collects highlights, alternate takes and for some odd reason, the entirety of "Remote Control." That was my main reason for picking this up in the first place, though that's since been nullified by an actual re-master/reissue of "Remote Control" as a stand alone deluxe CD. But would I give "Goin' Down" up because of that? No way.

The disc opens with a couple of oddities, a half live/half re-edited version of "White Punks on Dope" (that also neuters the F-word) and then an alternate take of "Up From The Deep" than the one on the debut. Then you get three re-mastered tracks from the debut, including the seminal "White Punks On Dope" is all it's glitzy glory. (Which begs the question of why this, or the bulk of The Tubes' albums not been given a proper re-issue? "White Punks" sounds amazing here.) The slicker "Young and Rich" may have tried to make lightning strike twice with "What Do You Want From Life," but the real clincher was Fee Waybill and Re Styles duet on the S&M meets boy-girl Phil Spector mashup, "Don't Touch Me There."

There are a few songs from the disappointing "Now," which you can find re-issued but it was a hot-mess of a record. And how is this for cover selections? "My Head is My Only House Unless It Rains" and "Love Will Keep us Together"? Yes, Captain Beefheart and Captain and Tennille. That's one wild pair of captains for you.
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Goin' Down the Tubes is an enjoyable enough listen, but it's mostly derived from two albums: Remote Control and the live What Do You Want From Live. It would have been more satisfying if a little came off of all their albums up to that point, but for whatever reason, the entire Remote Control was included, and that album is a little spotty. Still, the listener gets the basics like White Punks On Dope, What Do You Want From Life?, and Only the Strong Survive, all Tubes staples, on the only "Best of" compilation to include all three. Also part of the package is a nifty, brief history of the band in England through the eyes of a British journalist that seemed out of place. I really wanted some accounting of their existence in the U.S.A. as part of the liner notes to really put things into prospective for this colorfully American band.
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