The Tubes — Poland Whole/Madam I’m Adam

In this video, The Tubes are captured performing one of their classic songs from their Young and Rich album in December, 2005, in their home base: San Francisco (While the audio quality is just above average, the energy of the band and the song still come through loud and clear). As an additional treat for Tubes fans, the following is an excerpt from their April 21st, 1977 show at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco:

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5 Responses to “The Tubes — Poland Whole/Madam I’m Adam”

  1. Harry Barris says:

    Bill ‘Funny Headgear’ Spooner: maybe not “Young and Rich”, but still “Old and Cool”!

  2. Jamez says:

    That’s one of my fave Tubes songs! Urbangraffito, is there a new Tubes album in the works?

  3. Jamez says:

    In their Wikipedia entry under musical styles it lists Rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, New Wave, Dance-pop. What about Punk Parody, Disco, Lounge Music, Prog Rock, Zappa-esque fusion, and even Funk (‘Tip Of My Tongue’)!

  4. Alex says:

    Jamez, that’s why I hate genre labels – it’s either too narrow or too broad. And there are some bands whose styles were too eclectic to peg down. My fiance and I had a long discussion over why The Ramones are considered punk in spite of their apolitical nature but The Mothers are not. We came up with no conclusion.

  5. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Alex:

    Jamez, that’s why I hate genre labels – it’s either too narrow or too broad. And there are some bands whose styles were too eclectic to peg down. My fiance and I had a long discussion over why The Ramones are considered punk in spite of their apolitical nature but The Mothers are not. We came up with no conclusion.

    Genre labels are a necessary tool insofar as to educate the untrained musical ear. However, once educated, one can more easily disregard these “either too narrow or too broad” categorizations of music. Take The Mothers, for instance, they were such a musically playful band, and they incorporated so many different genres at once, they were impossible to label (though some have tried).

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