THE TUBES – The Completion Backward Principle [Iconoclassic Records Remastered +4] *0dayrox EXCLUSIVE*
Another THE TUBES album requested over and over again, here’s ”The Completion Backward Principle” in its Iconoclassic Records remastered plus four bonus tracks: all the B-sides from the album 7” singles and the follow-up single to the album sessions, ‘Sports fans’.
The Tubes’ first album for Capitol/EMI found them paired with up and coming producer and songwriter David Foster in search of a more commercial sound, including the likes of Steve Lukather as session player. Many of their previous A&M albums had been very strong but failed to ignite the charts or build much fan interest beyond their rabid cult.
”The Completion Backward Principle” changed all that with “Talk To Ya Later” (an AOR radio smash) and the chart success of the single “Don’t Want To Wait Anymore.”
Foster did his best to smooth out the jarring edges and polish the band without completely watering down their sound. The Tubes did their part by writing some tunes that sounded absolutely TOTO-ish, if TOTO ever contemplated amnesia, schizophrenia and late night B-Movies as song fodder…