The last cd release of RC was just horrible quality. Jerry Horne , Mar 24, Location: Springfield, MO. Fricking A!!! My favorite album by them! My favorite too! When it came out I was disappointed to see there weren't any on it! I guess he meant this reissue. The drinks were flowing that night so a brain fart like that can be forgiven I guess. I'm in for this! Location: Ringwood, NJ. Man, I need a copy. I hope Vic can coax some good sound out of the tapes.
I have never heard a decent issue of this album. Location: West Yorkshire. One of my favourite albums ever. Looking forward to this.. Location: ginchopolis, usa. Holy War After stunning the rock world with their memorable debut in , the Tubes ran into trouble. Although Young And Rich and Now had fine moments, they were uneven and left many rock pundits wondering if the Tubes had anything to offer besides shock value. They got their answer with the release of Remote Control, a cohesive and surprisingly thoughtful concept album.
On this outing, the Tubes enlisted the services of wunderkind producer Todd Rundgren to create a concept album that skewers the television generation. The choice was a wise one - Rundgren helped the group harness their satirical bite and love of pomp-rock excess to create a sharp and engaging collection of songs. As they chronicle the life of an average joe whose life and dreams are swallowed by his television addiction, the Tubes lead the listener through a dazzling array of musical styles that include new-wave, lounge pop, reggae, and even full-throttle punk.
Highlights include "Prime Time," a song that utilizes an effective combination of lounge-lizard atmosphere and new wave synthesizer textures to convey its portrait of television's seductiveness, and "Love's A Mystery I Don't Understand ," a surprisingly straightforward ballad about romantic loss that features a truly heart-rending vocal from Fee Waybill. MP3 Download, 21 Jul "Please retry".
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Why not a five star? Because a five star to me is "Young and Rich" and first album as this is a kind of rock opera and a lot of Todd Rundgren that produced this instead of Bill Spooner but its sure a good one and as I also had both the first CD version and that version that came later a remaster from BGO but this is the one to have about CDs.
One person found this helpful. Had this as a record and then a CD and now an allegedly remastered CD. Frankly the sound quality is little different to the original master I've had for years. Also the bonus tracks aren't special at all. The original album still stands up head and shoulders above everything else that the Tubes have ever done.
Totally inspired compositions, performances and production. It deserves to be called a classic. Should be 5 stars but for the shonky remastering and weak bonus tracks. I had this album on cassette when it first came out. Why has it taken me over thirty years to get the CD?
The Tubes might not have been everyone's cup of tea, but I loved 'em then and am re-kindling the fondness. Oh the memories this brings back!! Good music-buy it! A fantastic remaster of one of my favourite albums. I was lucky enough to see The Tubes on two seperate occasions when they came ov, and not a weak track on iter to the UK, and I had this on vinyl.
I bought Goin' Down The Tubes to get this album again, but this version is far better. Great quality and as described This album sounds every bit as fresh today as it did when I bought it on vinyl 35 years ago.Mar 07, · Remote Control, an Album by The Tubes. Released in March on A&M (catalog no. SP; Vinyl LP). Genres: Art Rock. Featured peformers: Roland Young (art direction), Rick Anderson (bass), Prairie Prince (drums), Todd Rundgren (engineer, guitar, keyboards, producer), Bill Spooner (guitar, vocals), Roger Steen (guitar, vocals), Vince Welnick (keyboards), Greg Calbi (mastering), /5(12).