Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot...

Playlist
Alice Cooper - School's Out (7" Single)
The Tubes - The Tubes
The Tubes - Young and Rich
The Tubes - Now
The Tubes - What Do You Want From Live
The Tubes - Remote Control
The Tubes - Suffer For Sound (The Black Album)
The Tubes - The Completion Backwards Principle
The Tubes - Outside Inside
The Tubes - Love Bomb
The Tubes - Genius of America

Forty Three years ago today this went to No 1 in the UK...



While I had quite a few records already, it was this one that really kicked things off for me...

Ah, the summer of '72 and an impressionable, barely 13 year old boy, had his head turned from football toward the more interesting world of music by a quintet of long haired glam rockers with a penchant for snakes and guillotines...

Meanwhile, slam back up to date with news of an accident in the kitchen, causing the demise of one the two cups which have come to be favourites of ours, bought last September in Potsdam for just one of your European Euros each...


After much searching and negotiating on the internet, this was secured...


... and is making its way from Germany as I type at twenty times the cost of the original...

Oof...

This evening, a pasta based dinner at Quattro Zero and then a walk up through the packed Grassmarket...


...to meet up with Count Brodski and Lady Penelope at the Castle Arms - which afforded these views...




Our chums enjoyed a few beers, including a "Two Pint Pot" for the Count...
  

We were here to see faves The Tubes...


For Brodski and I this would be our seventh time seeing this special band, for the Exec Producer, her fourth and, for Penny, her second...

Newcastle Nov 1977 - Brodski (he didn't tell me he was going!)
Knebworth Sept 1978 - CBQ/Brodski
Edinburgh May 1979 - CBQ/Brodski
Munich June 1979 - CBQ
Edinburgh Apr 1981 - Brodski/EP
Offenbach May 1981 - CBQ
Glasgow Dec 2004 - CBQ/Brosdski/EP
Dunfermline July 2012 - CBQ/Brosdski/EP/Pennster
Edinburgh Aug 2015 - CBQ/Brosdski/EP/Pennster

Sister Pam was also a huge fan - there is still a bag at my mum's house containing parts of lead singer Fee Waybill's costume and chocolate thrown from the stage when we saw them at the Odeon in 1979...

Suffice to say, the show was up to the usual high standards both in terms of musicianship and Waybill's various personae taken on during the two and a quarter hour long set...

Setlist
Getoverture
This Town (Sinatra cover)
Town Without Pity (Pitney cover)


Power Tools
Rat Race
Crime Medley
Mr. Hate
Amnesia
No Way Out


Life Is Pain 
Mondo Bondage


Up From the Deep



What Do You Want From Life


Sushi Girl


Don't Want to Wait Anymore
Drum Solo (Prairie Prince)


Boy Crazy
White Punks On Dope



Encore:
She's A Beauty
I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles cover)
Talk to Ya Later


Third Stone From the Sun (Hendrix cover)



Line Up (l-r)
Prairie Prince - Drums
Roger Steen - Guitar & Vocals
Fee Waybill - Lead Vocals & Personae
Rick Anderson - Bass & Vocals
Dave Medd - Keyboards & Vocals

Absolutely top notch guys!




Afterwards, outside for a very relaxed meet and greet and conversations with all the boys in the band...



Roger Steen...


Dave Medd, taking pics of the fireworks at the Castle above us...


Prairie Prince...


Rick Anderson...


Prairie Prince again - pretending to be a hard ass - he's a pussy cat really


Autographs secured in full fanboy mode...


Including, last but not least, Mr Waybill...



They say you shouldn't meet your heroes...


Brodski did too though...


...as did the Exec Producer...



An excellent night all round...

Highluight of the Day : The Tubes live...

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