Devo ‎– Duty Now For The Future

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– BSK 3337
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Winchester Pressing
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This version was pressed by Capitol's plant in Winchester, Va. (has —◁ in runout).

Album sleeve is perforated around the band picture on the front cover, enabling it to be removed.

Printed inner sleeve with credits, lyrics, and production stills from "The Men Who Make The Music" video.
©℗ 1979
Recorded and Mastered at Chateau Recorders, Hollywood, California/mastered by Bernie Grundman at A&M Records, Hollywood, California

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  • Barcode: D 3386-25286-2
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VIL 12125 Devo Duty Now For The Future(LP, Album, 2nd) Virgin VIL 12125 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
523883-2 Devo Duty Now For The Future(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records 523883-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
200.637, 200637 Devo Duty Now For The Future(LP, Album, Emb) Virgin, Virgin 200.637, 200637 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
VV - 33.013.13FC Devo Duty Now For The Future(Cass, Album) Virgin VV - 33.013.13FC Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
200 637, 200 637-320 Devo Duty Now For The Future(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 200 637, 200 637-320 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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ratskins

ratskins

December 20, 2017
Critics hated Devo at the time. But guess who got the last laugh! I prefer this album to "Are We Not Men?", which has it's own charms. Definitely worth having in your collection.
TheatreX

TheatreX

March 24, 2012
Sandwiched in between "Are We Not Men?..." and "Freedom Of Choice", it seems almost as though "Duty Now For The Future" is Devo's perhaps most overlooked album. Where's all the big hits? There's no "Satisfaction", "Jocko Homo", "Whip It", or "Girl U Want", that got all the airplay back then. Maybe that's why I like this album so much, is because it was not played to death on the radio. "Pink Pussycat", "Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA", and the cover of "Secret Agent Man" are probably the standout tracks on the album, although I still like "The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize" too, which had a very strange video I've seen a few times. In my opinion, I think this is Devo's most solid and listenable albums, and it still stands up well after all these years.
andyman5

andyman5

August 27, 2008
Devo's second record is quite a departure from the racey edgy Brian Eno punk of 'Are We Not Men'. It is much more electronic (though equally as good) and about as punk rock as the time permitted. From the opening monotone drone of 'Devo Corporate Anthem' thru to 'Red-eye express' this is a very solid and at times comical album. The highlights here are Smart Patrol /Mr. DNA, 'Swelling Itching Brain'and 'Blockhead' that are rife with typical devo-izms, drug references, and anti-establishment thinking.'Pink Pussycat' with its 'meow meow meow' chorus still gives me a laugh.

Devo were and still are eons ahead of their time and are perhaps one of the bravest bands ever. Who else took the risks these guys did?