Sep 092007
 

From TUBES WORLD TOUR 2001

Written by David Foster, Fee Waybill, Steve Lukather & Richard Marx

Since their inception in the ’70s, the Tubes were always one of the most inventive and original live rock shows. They consistantly matched tight musicianship with the theatrical side of their histrionic frontman, Fee Waybill. In 2001, an incarnation of the band with original members Waybill, Roger Steen, Prairie Prince and Rick Anderson released a very good live album entitled, “Tubes World Tour 2001.”

This album presented exciting renditions of all their hits plus a couple of new studio tracks. One of these songs, “Loveline,” was a reunion between the Tubes and David Foster, who co-wrote it with Waybill and Steve Lukather of Toto. This is the same trio responsible for the band’s bigger hits like “She’s A Beauty” and “Talk To You Later.” Another co-author of “Loveline” is famous singer/songwriter Richard Marx, who has been a frequent collaborator of both Foster and Waybill. Foster also co-produced “Loveline” with Greg Ladanyi and Dave Carlock, who were also at the helm for the live recordings. Recorded at Chartmaker, the tune is a brilliant rock song with a catchy hook. It showcases the singer’s trademark voice plus the band’s usual top-notch performance. The highlights of “Tubes World Tour 2001” are the funky, Earth Wind & Fire-influenced “Tip Of My Tongue” and the rousing finale of “Talk To You Later,” both goodies coming from the Foster era of the band.


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Performed by The Tubes
Lead Vocals: Fee Waybill
Guitar: Roger Steen
Drums & Percussion: Prairie Prince
Bass: Rick Anderson
Keyboards, Guitar & Vocal: Gary Cambra
Keyboards: Dave Medd
Drums & Percussion: Trey Sabatelli
Vocals: Lesley Paton

Produced by David Foster, Greg Ladanyi & Dave Carlock


Lyrics

I caught your number on the personal page
You like to party, you’re all the rage
You were a tiny bomb
I was another John

I got your email and I couldn’t believe
You liked my vibe and you wanted to meet
I bought the whole song
But there was something wrong

I didn’t get it initially
I don’t regret it regardlessly

I found my baby on a loveline
She’s a mystery in real time
Then I finally realized the truth
I thought that I was doing good with you

You have no preference and you have no shame
I’d be surprised If you remember my name
You were a class act
That didn’t talk back