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    The tubes liked Yes officals facebook post

    Normally I wouldn't post this but yeah I was looking at Facebook and Yes posted their European tour dates again but then i saw the tubes like and comment on the post... the 80's band the tubes... that is weird right?

    #2
    Weren't The Tubes championed by Rick Wakeman. Got them a deal with A&M? If memory serves.

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      #3
      Fee Waybill is the man. He's a songwriting partner of Richard Marx if you can believe that.

      I always remember him getting on Rockline all the time, calling in.

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        #4
        I saw them at Knebworth in 1978, on the same bill as Peter Gabriel, Frank Zappa, and Wilko Johnson. Very extravagant stage show, as I recall though I wasn't familiar with any of their material. I was there to see FZ and PG, who did not disappoint.
        Last edited by Ash Armstrong; 02-15-2022, 10:58 AM.
        Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
        Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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          #5
          Not Another Boring Old Knebworth The Knebworth concert 9-9-78 ,the tubes, frank zappa, peter gabriel, boomtown rats, rockpile, wilko johnson's solid senders
          Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
          Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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            #6
            Which brings to mind that The Tubes' front-man Fee Waybill fell off the stage during a gig here in Leicester in May 78 (I wasn't in attendance), and broke a leg, so playing at Knebworth in September must have been their return to playing live.
            I'm afraid that 44 years later I'm no more familiar with their output than I was then.
            Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
            Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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              #7
              The late Vince Welnick of The Tubes later toured with the Grateful Dead

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                #8
                Fee Waybill sang a song or two on Billy Sherwood's Pink Floyd tribute album, and contributed to an original Prog Collective song called "Adding Fuel to the Fire". So, that might be the connection.

                It's also possible that the link is just there because Waybill and/or some of the other guys in the Tubes like Yes. I mean, why wouldn't they?

                Last edited by downbyariver; 02-15-2022, 03:38 PM.
                "A lot of the heavier conversations I was having with Chris toward the end were about his desire for this thing to go forward. He kept reiterating that to me. [...] He kept telling me, 'No matter what happens, Yes needs to continue moving forward and make great music. So promise me that that's something you want to do.'. And I have to keep making music. It's just what I do. [...] I'm a fan of the band and I want to see it thrive and that means new music." -Billy Sherwood

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
                  Which brings to mind that The Tubes' front-man Fee Waybill fell off the stage during a gig here in Leicester in May 78 (I wasn't in attendance), and broke a leg, so playing at Knebworth in September must have been their return to playing live.
                  I'm afraid that 44 years later I'm no more familiar with their output than I was then.
                  This was their big hit song:

                  "A lot of the heavier conversations I was having with Chris toward the end were about his desire for this thing to go forward. He kept reiterating that to me. [...] He kept telling me, 'No matter what happens, Yes needs to continue moving forward and make great music. So promise me that that's something you want to do.'. And I have to keep making music. It's just what I do. [...] I'm a fan of the band and I want to see it thrive and that means new music." -Billy Sherwood

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                    #10
                    The tubes also got some attention on E.LO.'s and Olivia Newton-John's Xanadu album.

                    The movie fell flat, but the soundtrack sold a lot of albums.

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                      #11
                      Tubes early batch of albums are very musical and engaging and in all kinds of styles. At times recall Zappa, Crack The Sky, Todd Rundgren and others. Very theatrical and with a lot of humor. Can't go wrong with songs like White Punks On Dope or Don't Touch Me There.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by luvyesmusic View Post
                        The tubes also got some attention on E.LO.'s and Olivia Newton-John's Xanadu album.

                        The movie fell flat, but the soundtrack sold a lot of albums.
                        It's a great movie. An underappreciated work. :-)

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bondegezou View Post

                          It's a great movie. An underappreciated work. :-)
                          You know, Henry, Xanadu appears to be so much like Olivia's first movie ( which I have never seen ) , the theme of it, that she did, when she finally came returned to England, as a young woman, after winning the contest in Australia, that began the bump start of her career.

                          Olivia is the second crush I had, starting at age seven, and the longest crush I've ever had. I fell in love with her voice the very first time I heard it on the radio, and she's been my favorite vocalist ever since. My musical fantasy, still, and they could be in their eighties, and I wouldn't care, would be to have Olivia sing in one ear, and Ane and Frida from ABBA sing in the other.
                          ​​​​​​
                          I love the music in Xanadu, as much as I love Olivia's beauty, and the concept. I sing out loud everytime I watch it. Grease makes me smile a tad more though.
                          Olivia has always been my favorite singer followed by Agnetha Faltskog of ABBA. My second longest crush by the way. Give me beautiful, photogenic women who can sing with no auto-tune, with such emotion, and are comfortable around and know how to work the camera, they have me instantly.

                          Not to hyjack this thread, but ABBA has been my number one "group" for ever. E.L.O. would be next, followed by YES. ABBA primarily pop. E.L.O enough pop melodies with Symphonic sounds and instruments, and YES, the early 70s might be prog/proggish most, the are like a symphonic band to me with time and key changes, long songs, that take me on a journey, and stir my emotions, each and every time.

                          ​​​​​​Again, Henry, thanks for all you do when it comes to "YES'" and "the boys" history, and your knowledge. We/I certainly appreciate it. :-)
                          Last edited by luvyesmusic; 02-16-2022, 03:05 AM.

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                            #14
                            Oh fellas. Xanadu? Really? The wimpiest leading man who is a graphic designer. Old Gene Kelly on roller skates? Livvie is still good. Watch Grease for a great musical with great characters.

                            Now Livvie had for a longtime built a cancer recovery centre in Melbourne that does a ton of good. She has survived her own scares. She's an outstanding human being.

                            My favourite memory of her performing Live was at the Australian Open one year. Such presence. She owned centre court. Dressed in white she twirled and sang........Magic!!!

                            https://youtu.be/caZ9xChgY14

                            Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 02-16-2022, 10:52 AM.

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                              #15
                              I must confess to knowing nothing of this film.
                              Aside from her role in the Grease film, all I know of Olivia Neutron-Bomb is Let's Get Physical, and I fear I'm not up to doing that these days. Didn't she do Country Roads Take Me Home as well?
                              I may have dreamed it, but wasn't she romantically linked with Stiff Pilchard once, though as I write that, it's absurdity is breaking over me like a tsunami...?
                              Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                              Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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