Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band, whose 1975 debut album included the hit single, White Punks on Dope". During its first fifteen years or so, the band''s live performances combined quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism, and politics.The Tubes started as a collection of high school friends from Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Two Phoenix bands, the Beans and The Red, White and Blues Band, both relocated to San Francisco in 1969 and eventually merged. The new band''s core membership remained largely intact for more than a decade: Fee Waybill (real name John Waldo Waybill) (vocals), Bill "Sputnik" Spooner (guitar, vocals), Roger Steen (guitar), Prairie Prince (real name Charles L. Prince) (drums), Michael Cotten (synthesizer), Vince Welnick (piano), and Rick Anderson (bass). Singer Re Styles (born Shirley Marie MacLeod) (vocals) and ex-Santana percussionist Mingo Lewis were also fixtures for much of the band''s early history."