History Music / DEVO

25th Jun '16 12:44:45 PM DavidDelony
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->''"We thought the things that we'd seen would justify a whole new generation of Music/{{Bob Dylan}}s or Music/{{Woody Guthrie}}s, and it wasn't happening; instead we were getting {{disco}}, and concert rock. Y'know, Music/{{Foreigner}} and Music/{{Styx}}. Nobody was really talking about the issues, and the arts. We thought, well this is the time for us to do something; to say something. And that's how we began."''

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->''"We thought the things that we'd seen would justify a whole new generation of Music/{{Bob Dylan}}s or Music/{{Woody Guthrie}}s, and it wasn't happening; instead we were getting {{disco}}, and [[ArenaRock concert rock.rock]]. Y'know, Music/{{Foreigner}} and Music/{{Styx}}. Nobody was really talking about the issues, and the arts. We thought, well this is the time for us to do something; to say something. And that's how we began."''
25th Jun '16 12:39:10 PM MarkLungo
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* TextlessAlbumCover: Their most recent album ''Something For Everybody''

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* TextlessAlbumCover: Their most recent album ''Something For Everybody''Everybody''.



* WhipItGood: {{Trope Namer|s}}

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* WhipItGood: {{Trope Namer|s}}Namer|s}}.
25th Jun '16 12:34:18 PM MarkLungo
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Devo (often spelled DEVO or DEV-O), is a new wave/post-punk group hailing from Akron, Ohio. Most people remember them for their red Energy Dome hats and the 1980 single "Whip It", but their catalogue and achievements extend well beyond that. "Devo" stands for "De-evolution", the band's part-satirical, part-serious take on social and political corruption, bigotry, increasing dependence on consumerism and willful surrender of freedom among the common individual (a.k.a. the "spud"). They were formed by Music/MarkMothersbaugh, Jerry Casale, and Bob Lewis in 1973 partly as a response to the Kent State shootings (which Casale and Lewis personally witnessed).

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Devo (often spelled DEVO or DEV-O), is a new wave/post-punk group hailing from Akron, Ohio.UsefulNotes/{{Ohio}}. Most people remember them for their red Energy Dome hats and the 1980 single "Whip It", but their catalogue and achievements extend well beyond that. "Devo" stands for "De-evolution", the band's part-satirical, part-serious take on social and political corruption, bigotry, increasing dependence on consumerism and willful surrender of freedom among the common individual (a.k.a. the "spud"). They were formed by Music/MarkMothersbaugh, Jerry Casale, and Bob Lewis in 1973 partly as a response to the Kent State shootings (which Casale and Lewis personally witnessed).
25th Jun '16 12:33:35 PM MarkLungo
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->''"We thought the things that we'd seen would justify a whole new generation of Bob Dylans or Woody Guthries, and it wasn't happening; instead we were getting disco, and concert rock. Y'know, Foreigner and Styx. Nobody was really talking about the issues, and the arts. We thought, well this is the time for us to do something; to say something. And that's how we began."''

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->''"We thought the things that we'd seen would justify a whole new generation of Bob Dylans Music/{{Bob Dylan}}s or Woody Guthries, Music/{{Woody Guthrie}}s, and it wasn't happening; instead we were getting disco, {{disco}}, and concert rock. Y'know, Foreigner Music/{{Foreigner}} and Styx.Music/{{Styx}}. Nobody was really talking about the issues, and the arts. We thought, well this is the time for us to do something; to say something. And that's how we began."''
9th Jun '16 6:04:30 PM TotemicHero
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->''"We thought the things that we'd seen would justify a whole new generation of Music/{{Bob Dylan}}s or Music/{{Woody Guthrie}}s, and it wasn't happening; instead we were getting {{disco}}, and [[ArenaRock concert rock]]. Y'know, Music/{{Foreigner}} and Music/{{Styx}}. Nobody was really talking about the issues, and the arts. We thought, well this is the time for us to do something; to say something. And that's how we began."''

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->''"We thought the things that we'd seen would justify a whole new generation of Music/{{Bob Dylan}}s Bob Dylans or Music/{{Woody Guthrie}}s, Woody Guthries, and it wasn't happening; instead we were getting {{disco}}, disco, and [[ArenaRock concert rock]]. rock. Y'know, Music/{{Foreigner}} Foreigner and Music/{{Styx}}.Styx. Nobody was really talking about the issues, and the arts. We thought, well this is the time for us to do something; to say something. And that's how we began."''



->''"They tell us that we lost our tails''\\
''evolving up from little snails.''\\
''I say it's all just wind in sails:''

->''Are we not men? (We are DEVO!)''\\
''Are we not men? (D-E-V-O!)"''
-->--'''Devo''', "Jocko Homo"
8th Jun '16 3:05:42 PM onionmaster
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* InTheStyleOf: Jerry is imitating Music/WallOfVoodoo frontman Stan Ridgway on "Beautiful World".

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* InTheStyleOf: Jerry is imitating Music/WallOfVoodoo frontman Stan Ridgway on "Beautiful World".World" and "Commercial Break-Up".
8th Jun '16 2:49:56 PM onionmaster
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The spudboys lost some longtime friends recently. Former drummer Alan Myers passed away from stomach cancer on June 24th, 2013. Bob Casale, a.k.a. Bob 2, passed away from heart failure on February 17th, 2014.

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The spudboys lost some longtime friends recently. Former drummer Alan Myers passed away from stomach cancer on June 24th, 2013. Bob Casale, a.k.a. Bob 2, passed away from heart failure on February 17th, 2014. \n Robert Mothersbaugh Sr (General Boy) passed away on May 23rd 2016.
7th Jun '16 5:20:39 PM SansPoint
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** Following the passing of Bob 2, Devo now has Josh 1 (Josh Freese), and Josh 2 (Josh Hager)
15th Mar '16 10:54:58 AM SansPoint
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** They made a less amusing appearance in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEYnSTL08sg 1985 ad for Diet Coke]]
** In 1984, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g92Zma7dBsg they appeared in a promotional video for the Pioneer LaserDisc player]]. Devo were early supporters of the format, originally hoping it would catch on so they could release musical films instead of albums.
** Devo's first new single since 1990 was originally [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhtgw-tOj-o used in a commercial for Dell Computers]]
4th Mar '16 7:44:36 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ItAmusedMe: The interviews with the band about Devo 2.0 strongly indicates that their main reasons for approving of the project was that they found the idea of Disney trying to sell kid-friendly versions too absolutely hilarious to pass on.
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