In 1981, The Tubes released their fifth studio album The Completion Backward Principle. The first single released from the album was Don’t Want To Wait Anymore, which became their first top 40 hit on the Hot 100 charts, peaking at number 35 in 1981, and the second single was Talk to Ya Later, which became their first top ten on the Rock charts, peaking at number seven in 1981. They scored one more top ten on the Hot 100 charts with She’s A Beauty, which peaked at number ten, and also became their first and only number one rock hit, topping the Mainstream Rock charts in 1983.
Enjoy this look back at The Tubes’ music video for Talk to Ya Later from 1981 as well as their music videos for Don’t Want To Wait Anymore and She’s A Beauty!
As a bonus, we found this live recording of The Tubes performing Talk To Ya Later in 2019. They may be more seasoned, but they sound as good as ever!