Rock opera ... sock opera?The idiocy hasn't transferred to the stage show yet. We've only done three gigs and the band's show's pretty boring to date. Yea Abe, I love the whole rock opera thing too, especially with a sprinkling of debauchery! The Tubes shows of the late 70's & early 80's transformed my perception of a "good night out" kinda concert. Suddenly, a Deep Purple, Rainbow, etc rock god style show seemed very bland. A photo of Richie Blackmore, taken by a friend of mine, answering his hotel room door dressed in wynceyette pyjamas killed the mystique for me.
Yes, The Tubes were amazing in the early days but the cost of the show caught up with them and they had to go commercial to afford to do it, and then the stage act went as well so they ended up being just a talented AOR outfit. Their first three were wonderful and criminally underrated IMO