Are We Not Men? We are Devo! 0946719497, 9780946719495

Definitive Devo--Deviants in a Post-Modern World.

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Are We Not Men? We are Devo!
 0946719497, 9780946719495

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Jade Dellinger & David

Giffel

With flowerpots on their heads, a line in distinctive post-Kraftwerk imagery, and some staggeringly catchy electro-pop riffs, Devo carved a niche in the eighties that set them apart from the mish-mash of punk, new wave and rock that surrounded them.

Devo was led by Jerry Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh, who enlisted their younger brothers, Bob1 (Mothersbaugh) and Bob2 (Casale), along with drummer Alan Myers. The overarching philosophical principle that drove them Devolution - engendered a theory that mankind, rather than

was actually going backwards. album, produced by Brian Eno,

progressing,

Their

was

first

ahead of its time, featuring a fabulous de-constructed version of the light years

Stones'

"(I

Can't Get No) Satisfaction".

David Bowie and Neil Young were quick to spot the potential - an early Devo

performance inspired one of Young's greatest albums, Rust Never Sleeps. continued on back flap

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