The Tubes

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2000 (The 2001 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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She's a Beauty (1983)

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Will The Tubes be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


11 comments so far (post your own)

What can you say about this very, very odd group. I know it's awful, I can hear how strange and trashy the songs are, but I have this sick affection for both 1981's Completion Backward Principle and '83's Outside Inside.
How can you not love a songs like "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" and "Wild Women of Wongo"?

I don't know why but I really enjoy these two Tubes albums. I am ill in the head.

Posted by shawn on Thursday, 07.26.07 @ 00:52am

They could be considered, but they probably would have a long line in front of them before they are nominated (or inducted).

Posted by Joe on Monday, 01.7.08 @ 20:42pm

Joe, please... they are a guilty and bizarre pleasure of mine on occasion, but they are pretty damn awful, really. They have ZERO chance, as it should be.

Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 01.8.08 @ 00:11am

How can Madonna be inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame when she doesnt play rock n roll
The Tubes are a huge influence on rock!
Why would not Zappa be in the Hall of fame
what is next? American Idols in the hall of fame?

Posted by Patrick on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 12:40pm

What is Madonna doing here when The Tubes have been a influence to a number of well known rock bands. They have done some of the most influental rock music long before she even thought thought of pop.

Posted by Barb on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 12:50pm

I love their album 'The Completion Backwards Principle'. It will be a cold day in Hell when they are inducted, however.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 05.13.08 @ 12:27pm

I think the Tubes belong, for these reasons: they were very influential musicians and lyricists, and fostered performance art rock concerts before they were common, with use of costumes, video media, and props; they produced many memorable songs, including, "What do you want from Life?", "Talk to ya later", "White Punks on Dope", "She's a Beauty", and "I don't want to wait anymore", all of which got major airplay and are still funny, insightful, and a special pleasure; they have continued to perform; and they pushed the cultural boundaries of naughtiness and use of humor. I'm sure there are other additional things that could be said that make them deserving of recognition, but I have enjoyed them for a long time, and feel that numerous acts including Madonna, Alice Cooper, maybe even Bowie and Pink Floyd, all glam rock acts and "outrageous" acts like Ozzie, and Manson wouldn't have gotten the time of day if they had not paved the way for theatrical rock performances.

Posted by edwin huff on Saturday, 05.17.08 @ 13:02pm

I have been a fan of the Tubes since the early 1980s. I have seen their musical career from many angles, and I have seen the impact they have had, whether directly or indirectly, on the Musical World.

They deserve the nod and induction, but will most likely take a backseat to bands who are more "in the vogue", such as Bon Jovi (God forbid!), or the BackMeat Boys.

Posted by Midnight Rocker on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 02:00am

Don't know why I never stopped here. Tubes were a hell of a lot of fun. I doubt they will be inducted, but they sure as sh*t made some fun music.

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 05.12.09 @ 05:49am

Keyboardist Vince Welnick of The Tubes, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with The Grateful Dead.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 08.23.12 @ 05:14am

Keyboardist Vince Welnick of The Tubes, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with The Grateful Dead.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 08.23.12 @ 05:14am

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