ROCK THE 80’S… FEATURING THE TUBES, THE MOTELS, AND THE SMITHEREENS!
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. They are also remembered for their 1983 single “She’s a Beauty”, a top 10 U.S. hit with a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV; and in the 1980 film Xanadusinging the rock portion of the cross-genre song “Dancin’” opposite a big band
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Her voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless – The Los Angeles Times’ Robert Hilburn called her “arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock.” And about the Hollywood Bowl concert in 2012, The Hollywood Reporter wrote: Martha Davis, of the Motels, was still strong in voice and admirably delivered hits like “Only The Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer.”
For Martha Davis, the most important thing has always been the songs she writes. Martha began writing songs at the age of 15. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, she moved to Los Angeles in the early ‘70s, along with the first incarnation of The Motels. The band, Marty Jourard,Jeff Jourard, Michael Goodroe, and Brian Glascock signed to Capitol Records in 1979.
ding that he had to leave after his encore performance to get to another gig later that night at the Riverside Pub in Crystal Lake.
“I started the band a little bit before the competition,” said Burke, noting that she and her bandmates announced their official name of Burke Valley only at the Top 20 round July 5. “This competition actually made us get a lot better just because, you know, we had to push the envelope every week and improve ourselves.”
There were The Smithereens, gathered together amid microphones and recording equipment, putting the finishing touches on a new studio album. Between vocal takes, they exchanged joking insults and one-liners — the kind you’d expect from guys who’ve known each other a long time and understand that having a good sense of humor (and thick skin) is just as important to a band as, say, working with a trusty, talented producer. And who was the producer overseeing this new Smithereens album? Don Dixon.