1984 Fee Waybill – Read My Lips

Read My Lips is the first solo by The Tube’s frontman Fee Waybill. It was released in 1984

John Waldo “Fee” Waybill (b. September 17, 1950, Omaha, Nebraska), is the lead singer and songwriter of the band The Tubes. Waybill has also worked with other acts, including Toto, Richard Marx, and projects headed by Billy Sherwood.

Waybill, along with The Tubes, appeared in Robert Greenwald’s Xanadu, and the 1982 independent Canadian film, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains. In The Fabulous Stains he played the character Lou Corpse, the washed-up frontman of a band called The Metal Corpses. In 1984, a year after The Tubes released one of their most successful albums, Waybill released his first solo album called Read My Lips. In 1996, Waybill released another album called Don’t Be Scared By These Hands. It was revealed in a video blog by Richard Marx that Waybill was in the process of recording a third solo album. The album title and release date have yet to be announced.

During the early 1980s, Waybill appeared as himself on a short-lived television program called Rock-N-America, usually performing as a street reporter who annoyed pedestrians with nonsensical interviews. He also made a cameo in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure as one of “The Three Most Important People In the World” and in a Fishin’ Musician episode from Second City TV.

In addition to his work with The Tubes, Waybill now works as a record producer. He was the producer for a number of popular artists, including Bryan Adams, and singer/songwriter Richard Marx. One of Fee’s latest efforts includes vocals and co-writing on “All’s Well That Ends Well”, the critically acclaimed song in 2011 by Steve Lukather, of Toto.


1  You’re Still Laughing (Fee Waybill, David Foster, Steve Lukather) 4:31
2  Nobody’s Perfect (Fee Waybill, David Foster, Humberto Gatica, JR Robinson, Mike Landau) 4:16
3  Who Loves You Baby (David Foster, Fee Waybill, Richard Marx) 3:46
4  I Don’t Even Know Your Name (Passion Play) (David Foster, Fee Waybill, Richard Marx) 4:27
5  Who Said Life Would Be Pretty (Fee Waybill, Mark Goldenberg) 4:12
6  Thrill Of The Kill (Fee Waybill, Steve Lukather) 3:36
7  Saved My Life (Fee Waybill, David Foster, Steve Lukather) 3:48
8  Caribbean Sunsets (Fee Waybill, David Foster, Steve Lukather) 4:47
9  Star Of The Show (Fee Waybill, David Foster, Steve Lukather) 3:47
10  I Could’ve Been Somebody (David Foster, Fee Waybill, Tom Keane) 3:33



BassLarry Klein
DrumsJerry Marotta
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsDavid Foster
KeyboardsSteve Porcaro
KeyboardsErich Bulling
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
KeyboardsWill Alexander
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
SaxLarry Williams
SaxGary Herbig
SaxMarc Russo
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsRichard Marx
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsDavid Foster
Background VocalsBobby Kimball
Background VocalsTom Keane
VocalsFee Waybill

Other Musicians

2 Nobody’s Perfect

DrumsJR Robinson

3 Who Loves You Baby

GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsBill Wolfer

4 I Don’t Even Know Your Name (Passion Play)

PercussionHumberto Gatica

6 Thrill Of The Kill

DrumsTris imboden

8 Caribbean Sunsets

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro

10 I Could’ve Been Somebody

KeyboardsTom Keane

Liner Notes

Producer – David Foster
Producer – Steve Lukather (Track 6)
Arranged By (Synthesizer Strings) – Jeremy Lubbock
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry Hey (Track 3)
Coordinator (Production) – Debbie Caponetta
Engineer (Additional Vocal Engineering) – Laura Livingston
Engineer (Second) – Bill Jackson, Peggy McCreary, Stephen Shelton, Stuart Furusho, Terry Christian
Engineer, Mixed By – Humberto Gatica
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen

Design – Clive Piercy, Dyer/Kahn Inc.
Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Produced For – Foster Frees Music, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
Recorded At – The Lighthouse
Mixed At – Sunset Sound
Mastered At – Precision Lacquer