Car Boot Vinyl Diaries

Car Boot Vinyl Diaries

Friday, 9 November 2012

Don't Touch Me There!

Due to a combination of bad weather and a broken toe I've not been car-booting for the last two Sundays, so here's an album I picked up at a boot sale a few weeks ago for  £3:

The Tubes - What Do You Want From Live (1978)

Inner gatefold

This is a double live album recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1978 by San Francisco new wave-punk-rock-caberet group The Tubes.

The Tubes in '78
Their dynamic live shows combined their music with a full-on theatrical experience complete with costumes, props, dancers, audience interaction and S&M imagery. They were the cause of some hysterical newspaper headlines on both sides of the Atlantic at the time, despite their rather tongue-in-cheek attitude.

They never became huge, but their success can be measured in longevity; they formed in 1969 and four of the original members still tour to this day.

My top track, rather befitting my current status is Don't Touch Me There, a duet between lead singer Fee Waybill and Re Styles.

Full album here:  The Tubes – What Do You Want From Live

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