New-wave group popular throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, formed by a group of art students at Kent State University, principally Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale. Their name comes from the central concept of "de-evolution" - the idea that mankind is devolving instead of evolving, as evidenced by the encroaching gullibility and herd mentality of the American people.

After releasing several records on their own Booji Boy label, their work on the short film The Truth About De-Evolution in 1976 got them signed to Warner Brothers, where they had a major hit in 1980 with the single "Whip It". After 1980, their career continuously faded from the public eye until the band called it quits in the early 1990s. However, they reformed for a series of live dates in 2004.

Mark Mothersbaugh: vocals, keyboards, guitar
Gerald V. Casale: vocals, bass, keyboards
Bob Mothersbaugh (Bob I): lead guitar, vocals
Bob Casale (Bob II): rhythm guitar, keyboards, vocals
Jim Mothersbaugh (1974-1976): drums
Alan Myers (1976-1985): drums
David Kendrick (1986-1990): drums
Josh Freese (1995-current): drums

Devo Discography


BSK 3239 Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3239 US 1978 Sell This Version
V2125, V 2125 Devo Duty Now For The Future (Album) Warner Bros. Records V2125, V 2125 UK 1979 Sell This Version
GM-200.2828, Lps 200.2828 Devo Live (MiniAlbum, EP) Warner Bros. Records GM-200.2828, Lps 200.2828 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
202 283, 202 283-320 Devo Freedom Of Choice (Album) Warner Bros. Records 202 283, 202 283-320 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
KB337 Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Devo Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Devo - King Biscuit Flower Hour (LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting KB337 US 1980 Sell This Version
WBMS 115 Devo Live(LP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WBMS 115 US 1980 Sell This Version
P-11106W Devo New Traditionalists (Single, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records P-11106W Japan 1981 Sell This Version
EZC 123 Devo EZ Listening Muzak Cassette(Cass) Club Devo EZC 123 US 1981 Sell This Version
#245 Devo B.B.C. Rock Hour(LP, Transcription) BBC Rock Hour, London Wavelength #245 US 1981 Sell This Version
610105 Devo Oh, No! It's Devo (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 610105 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
7 25501-4 Devo E Z Listening Cassette Volume 2(Cass) Club Devo 7 25501-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
P-13030 Devo Shout (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records P-13030 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
LIB 5148 Devo Total Devo (Album) Enigma Records (3) LIB 5148 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
29B2-51 Devo Now It Can Be Told, Devo At The Palace 12/9/88 (Album) Enigma Records (3) 29B2-51 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
FC 065 Devo Hardcore Devo Volume 1 (Album) Rykodisc FC 065 France 1990 Sell This Version
TCENV 1006, TC-ENV 1006 Devo Smooth Noodle Maps (Album) Enigma Records (3) TCENV 1006, TC-ENV 1006 UK 1990 Sell This Version
RCD 0208-2 Devo Hardcore Devo Volume 2 (Album) Rykodisc RCD 0208-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
RCD 20209 Devo Live: The Mongoloid Years (Album) Rykodisc RCD 20209 US 1992 Sell This Version
TD-0404072301 Devo Live in Central Park(2xCD) Disc Live TD-0404072301 US 2004 Sell This Version
523975-2 Devo Something For Everybody (Album) Warner Bros. Records 523975-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
LP-BOOJI-001 Devo New Traditionalists - Live 1981 Seattle (Album) Booji Boy Records LP-BOOJI-001 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Devo DEVO Battles Live: 2012 Tour - Arena Theater, Houston, Sep 19, 2012(2xCD, Ltd, Num) Disc Live none US 2012 Sell This Version
none Devo Devo Battles Live: 2012 (Stubbs Waller Creek: Austin, TX Sep 18, 2012)(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Num) DiscLive Network none US 2012 Sell This Version
09232102 Devo England Brothers Park Pinellas Park, Florida. September 23. 2012 (2xCDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label 09232102 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Devo Devo Battles Live: 2012 Tour (Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL Sep 26, 2012) — DiscLive Network(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Num) Disc Live none US 2012 Sell This Version