1996 The Tubes – Genius Of America

Genius of America marked The Tubes return to the studio for their first studio album since 1985’s Love Bomb. The band self-produced the album and is their first body of work to include Gary Cambra. The album was released on October 15, 1996. A CD featuring re-mixed versions of the songs plus two bonus tracks was released in Europe in 1999 as Hoods From Outer Space.


1  Genius Of America (Gary Cambra; Prairie Prince) 04:01
2  Arms Of The Enemy (Gary Cambra; Fee Waybill) 04:30
3  Say What You Want (Gary Cambra; Fee Waybill) 04:09
4  How Can You Live With Yourself (Richard Marx; Fee Waybill) 05:16
5  Big Brother’s Still Watching (Steve Lukather; Richard Marx; Fee Waybill) 05:32
6  After All You Said (Roger Steen; Fee Waybill) 04:29
7  Fishhouse (Gary Cambra; Prairie Prince; Roger Steen) 04:38
8  Fastest Gun Alive (Rick Anderson; Gary Cambra; Roger Steen; Fee Waybill) 05:05
9  I Never Saw It Comin’ (Gary Cambra; Fee Waybill) 03:19
10  Who Names The Hurricanes (Gary Cambra; Prairie Prince) 04:50
11  It’s Too Late (Roger Steen; Fee Waybill) 02:53
12  Around The World (Gary Cambra; Fee Waybill) 04:48


The Band

BassRick Anderson
DrumsPrairie Prince
GuitarRoger Steen
GuitarGary Cambra
Acoustic GuitarRoger Steen
Acoustic GuitarGary Cambra
VocalsFee Waybill

Other Musicians

4 How Can You Live With Yourself

Bass (synthesizer)Richard Marx
Acoustic GuitarRichard Marx
PianoRichard Marx
Background VocalsRichard Marx
Background VocalsNita Whittaker

5 Big Brother’s Still Watching

Background VocalsRichard Marx

6 After All You Said

Background VocalsDavid Medd

8 Fastest Gun Alive

Background VocalsJennifer McPhee

9 I Never Saw It Comin’

Background VocalsDavid Medd

11 It’s Too Late

Background VocalsDavid Medd

12 Around The World

Background VocalsDavid Medd

Liner Notes

Producer – The Tubes (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Producer – Richard Marx (Track 4)
Engineer – Bob Biles, Bill Darm, Bill Drescher, Kim Foscato
Engineer (Assistant) – Mike Ainsworth, David Bryant, Dave Huron, Michael Johnson, Kenji Nakai
Mastered By – Chris Bellman
Mixed By – Bill Drescher

Art Direction – Prairie Prince, Witold Riedel
Photography – Prairie Prince, Annamaria DiSanto