The Completion Backwards Principle
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
1. Talk To Ya Later
2. Sushi Girl
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
11. Tube Talk
12. What's Wrong With Me
13. Gonna Get It Next Time
14. Sports Fans
The ethos of Iconoclassic Records is perfectly captured in
the company's name. Iconoclassic Records reissues classic
titles by iconic artists, many of whom have handled their
careers in an uncompromising, iconoclastic manner.
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
Yes, Iconoclassic reproduces all the imagery and text from
the original LP front and back covers and inner sleeves. In
addition, we frequently add newly written liner notes and
additional photographs from the appropriate time periods.