Their last studio album "Genius America" from 96 is a lost and forgotten piece of work that deserve more attention, it is infact a really good album but the 90´s was a tough decade for most 70´s melodic rock bands so the album vanished.
Their 3 first albums are nothing but a solid cornerstone in The Tubes career, some fans consider these albums to be their best. There are some major great songs on them but I prefer the ones above. It´s cool that Nina Hagen did a cover of "White punks on dope" from the first album.
It wasn´t easy to follow up the successful 1983 album "Outside inside", the album "Love bomb" (1985) was a fiasco where the band tried to do something different. I really did try to like it but it just didn´t work.