The Tubes
The Completion Backwards Principle

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. Many of their 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."

A favorite of many Tubes fans, this is a unique album in their catalog in that it married their quirky songwriting and stage persona with a commercial appeal that would be emphasized more heavily on their next project. The breakout that the band had been searching for with their backs to the wall had finally arrived.

This newly remastered and expanded release includes B-sides and the follow-up single to the album sessions. New liner notes by noted rock journalist Brett Milano includes fresh interviews with current band members Fee Waybill and Roger Steen.

Track Listing:
1. Talk To Ya Later
2. Sushi Girl
3. Amnesia
4. Mr. Hate
5. Attack Of The Fifty Foot Woman
6. Think About Me
7. A Matter Of Pride
8. Don't Want To Wait Anymore
9. Power Tools
10. Let's Make Some Noise

Bonus Tracks:
11. Tube Talk
12. What's Wrong With Me
13. Gonna Get It Next Time
14. Sports Fans

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A CD reissue label focused on rock, pop, and R&B music of the 1970s and '80s, Iconoclassic Records specializes in notable albums that have never been released on CD, as well as classic titles that have fallen out of print. [more]
Are the CDs remastered?
Yes, all Iconoclassic Records CDs are digitally remastered from the original master tapes by award winning engineers, such as Grammy® winner Vic Anesini, who remastered Laura Nyro's Nested and Season of Lights. Check out photos from the mastering session on the Nested album page.

Are the original album graphics included in the packaging?
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