The Tubes
Remote Control

Looking to break out of the commercial funk that had plagued the band since their brilliant debut, The Tubes looked to wunderkind producer and band friend Todd Rundgren, to oversee their next record. The Tubes managed to reinvent themselves (yet again), creating an album every bit as sophisticated and irreverent as their past releases, but with a new level of musicality and accessibility. But was it enough?

The band devised a concept album based upon the theme, with tongue firmly in cheek, that television wasnít making any of its devotees any smarter as they experienced the programming they were being bombarded with in the late seventies. The album features the Tubes classics, Prime Time, TV is King and Love's A Mystery (I Donít Understand).

This expanded edition of the album includes all new mastering by Vic Anesini and a new essay with fresh interviews with the current and past band members by Ralph Chapman. The release is expanded with four unreleased tracks, chosen by the band's Fee Waybill, excerpted from their final A&M album submission. That unreleased album has come to be known alternately as either the "Black Album" or "Suffer For Sound".

Track List:
TURN ME ON
TV IS KING
PRIME TIME
I WANT IT ALL NOW
NO WAY OUT
GETOVERTURE
NO MERCY
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE
LOVEíS A MYSTERY (I DONĒT UNDERSTAND)
TELECIDE

Bonus Tracks:
DREAMS COME TRUE
DANGEROUS
DONíT ASK ME
HOLY WAR
 

 
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]
 
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Yes, all Iconoclassic Records CDs are digitally remastered from the original master tapes by award winning engineers, such as Grammyģ 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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