Devo

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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.

Line-up:
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
Fred Armisen (2018) drums
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Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! album art Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (Album) Warner Bros. Records Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Devo - Duty Now For The Future album art Devo Duty Now For The Future (Album) Warner Bros. Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Devo - Live album art Devo Live (MiniAlbum) Warner Bros. Records Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
Devo - Freedom Of Choice album art Devo Freedom Of Choice (Album) Warner Bros. Records Europe 1980 Sell This Version
KB 337 Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Devo Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Devo - King Biscuit Flower Hour (LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. KB 337 US 1980 Sell This Version
none Devo - The Best of the Biscuit album art Daryl Hall & John Oates, Devo Daryl Hall & John Oates, Devo - The Best of the Biscuit(LP, Transcription + 12", S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour, D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. none US 1980 Sell This Version
WBMS 115 Devo - Live album art Devo Live(LP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WBMS 115 US 1980 Sell This Version
Devo - New Traditionalists album art Devo New Traditionalists (Single, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Japan 1981 Sell This Version
EZC 123 Devo - EZ Listening Muzak Cassette album art Devo EZ Listening Muzak Cassette(Cass) Club Devo EZC 123 US 1981 Sell This Version
245 Devo - B.B.C. Rock Hour #245 album art Devo B.B.C. Rock Hour #245(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 245 US 1981 Sell This Version
Series #15 Show #4 Devo - Jim Ladd Hosts Devo album art Jim Ladd, Devo Jim Ladd, Devo - Jim Ladd Hosts Devo(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #15 Show #4 US 1981 Sell This Version
Devo - Oh, No! It's Devo album art Devo Oh, No! It's Devo (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records US 1982 Sell This Version
- Devo - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art Devo / U2 Devo / U2 - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Tra + LP, S/Sided, Tra) DIR Broadcasting - US 1982 Sell This Version
7 25501-4 Devo - E Z Listening Cassette Volume 2 album art Devo E Z Listening Cassette Volume 2(Cass) Club Devo 7 25501-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
Devo - Shout album art Devo Shout (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Europe 1984 Sell This Version
Devo - Total Devo album art Devo Total Devo (Album) Enigma Records (3) Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Devo - Now It Can Be Told, Devo At The Palace 12/9/88 album art Devo Now It Can Be Told, Devo At The Palace 12/9/88 (Album) Enigma Records (3) Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Devo - Hardcore Devo Volume 1 album art Devo Hardcore Devo Volume 1 (Album) Rykodisc France 1990 Sell This Version
Devo - Smooth Noodle Maps album art Devo Smooth Noodle Maps (Album) Enigma Records (3) UK 1990 Sell This Version
Devo - Hardcore Devo Volume 2 album art Devo Hardcore Devo Volume 2 (Album) Rykodisc US 1991 Sell This Version
Devo - Live: The Mongoloid Years album art Devo Live: The Mongoloid Years (Album) Rykodisc US 1992 Sell This Version
Devo - Live album art Devo Live (Comp) Rhino Handmade US 1999 Sell This Version
TD-0404072301 Devo - Live in Central Park album art Devo Live in Central Park(2xCD) Disc Live TD-0404072301 US 2004 Sell This Version
Devo - Something For Everybody album art Devo Something For Everybody (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 2010 Sell This Version
Devo - New Traditionalists - Live 1981 Seattle album art Devo New Traditionalists - Live 1981 Seattle (Album) Booji Boy Records US 2012 Sell This Version

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spike495

spike495

June 3, 2017
Was already into Ramones/Pistols, etc. when I saw Devo on Sat.NightLive in '78. It made most existing NewWave/Punk look like the Stones or something. They seemed to come from another planet! Their first 3 albums are essential. A truly unique and original band with very few influences, which can't be said about many (great) bands.
nagyphilip

nagyphilip

November 20, 2016
No comments so far? Highly influential band here. They combined great music with an equally great image. Check out the Hardcore comps plus the early stuff (1977-1981). Some of their peers include Pere Ubu (also from O-Hi-O!), The Residents and Suicide. Def. one of the best bands :)

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