Seasons of the Witch: The Tubes are “Proud To Be an American”, aren’t you?

Photo by Jorgen Angel/Redferns The performing artists, cultural critics and punk rockers that make up The Tubes came together in 1972. Like many artists then and now, they uprooted from their homes in Arizona and planted themselves in the Bay Area in 1969 to be at the center of the counter culture. Quickly developing a reputation for their sharp satire, the band left no aspect of pop culture unscathed in their political, unpredictable, sometimes pornographic and highly self-aware live performances. Their contempt for the music industry often came out in the form of Quay Lewd, the drugged-up, platform-wearing alter-ego of [...]

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