Devo

Devo

Profile:
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
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Devo Discography

Albums

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) Warner Bros. Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Devo Live (MiniAlbum) Warner Bros. Records Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
Devo Freedom Of Choice (Album) Warner Bros. Records 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
Devo New Traditionalists (Single, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 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
Devo Oh, No! It's Devo (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Italy 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
Devo Shout (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Japan 1984 Sell This Version
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) Enigma Records (3) Japan 1989 Sell This Version
5D-0647 Devo It Can Be Told, Devo At The Palace 12/9/88(Cass, Album) Enigma Records (3) 5D-0647 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
Devo Hardcore Devo Volume 1 (Album) Rykodisc France 1990 Sell This Version
Devo Smooth Noodle Maps (Album) Enigma Records (3) UK 1990 Sell This Version
Devo Hardcore Devo Volume 2 (Album) Rykodisc US 1991 Sell This Version
Devo Live: The Mongoloid Years (Album) Rykodisc US 1992 Sell This Version
TD-0404072301 Devo Live in Central Park(2xCD) Disc Live TD-0404072301 US 2004 Sell This Version
Devo Something For Everybody (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 2010 Sell This Version
Devo New Traditionalists - Live 1981 Seattle (Album) Booji Boy Records US 2012 Sell This Version
none Devo Battles Live (Sydney Entertainment Centre Dec 7 2012)(2xCDr, Album) Disc Live none Australia 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

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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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