In "White Punks on Dope," the line "hang myself when I get enough rope" later inspired the album title Give 'Em Enough Rope by The Clash. The Tubes hired an arranger to come in and write the arrangements, since Kooper was intent on adding strings, horns, and choirs to it. Their choice was Dominic Frontiere, who also scored the TV series The Outer Limits and Sergio Leone's film Hang 'Em High. More songs from The Tubes. It was the name of The Clash's 2nd album recorded in large part in The Tubes home base, San Francisco. Punk is not a specific sound per se. It's an attitude.
The Al Kooper-produced debut album is to me the strongest album in the band's catalog. The rest of the records are good but I just feel that the debut had the best balance of sounds. Right from the get-go with "Up From The Deep" you hear the band laying out it's cards on the table with complex arrangements, soaring vocals and stellar musicianship from guitarists Bill Spooner and Roger Steen, vocalist Fee Waybill and drummer Prairie Prince. Anyone into more than just pop music would love this, but at the same time the sounds are still very melodic and catchy . 2 people found this helpful.
White Punks on Dope", abbreviated as "WPOD", is a 1975 song by San Francisco-based rock group The Tubes from their debut, eponymous album, produced by Al Kooper. The song was written by the band's dual lead guitarists, Bill Spooner and Roger Steen with Michael Evans (later a sales manager at Ingram Entertainment and VP at Sony Pictures). It has been called absurd anthem of wretched excess, ridiculing the rich and famous offspring of Hollywood elite
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The Tubes’ debut and the Young & Rich album don’t sound so ground-breakingly funny now but their musical trickery stands up well. The gorgeous Up From The Deep and the game-show sleaze of What Do You Want From Life? are highly hummable, whereas Waybill’s Quay Lewd persona is too rocky horror yuck yuck for most mainstream tastes. With Al Kooper and Ken Scott helming the sessions and Jack Nitzsche arranging gooey treats like Proud To Be An American and Pimp, they produced quality disco groove before Urge Overkill.
We're white punks on dope Mom and Dad moved to Hollywood Hang myself when I get enough rope Can't clean up, though I know I should. White punks on dope, white punks on dope White punks on dope, white punks on dope. Other dudes are living in the ghetto But born in Pacific Heights Don't seem much betto. We're white punks on dope Mom and Dad live in Hollywood Hang myself when I get enough rope I can't clean up, though I know I should. The Tubes - The Tubes Album Lyrics.