Devo sent to The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and his lawyer their cover of "Satisfaction". 30 seconds into the song, Jagger was dancing to it. To this day he calls it the best cover of any Stones song.
The 3-Devo concert broadcast on live pay-per-view in October of 1982, just after the release of Oh No! It's Devo. Throughout the show, the band's backing track was knocked out of sync by a clueless crewman, a mic went dead throughout the show, and the 3D effects proved ineffective as the show wore on. What's a band to do under such terrible production? Mock the shitout of the producers on their own pay-per-view.
In June of 2014, Devo hit the road again to perform sets almost entirely composed of material from the Hardcore Devo years, to an excited reception from, well, hardcore fans. Doing their most devolved material in 2014 is a strangely triumphant moment for Devo, but it's also got a little heartwarming in there too, with some of the proceeds going to the family of the late Bob Casale.
You could probably pick anything from 1978-1981 and find some riveting New Wave Music. The big two, however, are...
1978's Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (sometimes shortened to Q&A) is a popular fan consensus for best Devo album ever, and it's probably Devo's most rocking album.note Obviously this is a few years before the synthesizers overwhelmed everything.
1980's Freedom Of Choice, a remarkable achievement on its own terms. Not only did it spawn "Whip It" and thus their greatest mainstream success, but it's also one of the best combinations of guitar rock and synth pop ever put on wax.