RIP Devo’s Bob Casale (Bob2)

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on RIP Devo’s Bob Casale (Bob2)

The founding Devo guitarist died from complications that lead to heart failure earlier this past week. He was 61. Devo had released its first record in 20 years back in 2010. Something for Everybody was a remarkably un-embarrassing foray back into Devo’s world of quirky synth-pop. Vice has unearthed an amazing photo archive of rare shots […]

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RIP: Devo Drummer, Alan Myers, Dies of Cancer

June 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on RIP: Devo Drummer, Alan Myers, Dies of Cancer

DEVO – Booji Boy / “Jocko Homo” (SNL, October 14th 1978) from Isak Borg on Vimeo. Alan Myers, Devo’s “human metronome,” has died of cancer. Myers played with Devo for ten years from 1976 to 1986, leaving after the band’s Shout album over creative differences. Slicing Up Eyeballs has the details. Former Devo band mate […]

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Amazing Clips from Old Punk & New Wave Documentary 1976-1978

September 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment

An old friend and fellow WUSC alum pointed me to this amazing documentary of early punk and new wave compiled from Tony Wilson’s “So It Goes” series that was originally shown on Granada TV on Channel 4 in the UK. It features (in order) Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Iggy Pop, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, […]

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De-evolution is real

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on De-evolution is real

Vice has a really good interview with Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, wherein he talks about de-evolution (naturally), technology, and the future of our planet. He’s a smart, witty, and insightful guy. My favorite bit: “I think the internet is the most positive thing that’s happened in your lifetime. It’s the closest thing to democracy that’s ever […]

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Devo offers Something for Everybody (and cats)

June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Devo offers Something for Everybody (and cats)

Devo is having a live listening party showcasing its first record in 20 years…for cats. Right now. Seriously. This is so weird. And awesome. Something for Everybody is out today via Warner Bros.

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Devo converts Olympians with “Uncontrollable Urge”

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Devo converts Olympians with “Uncontrollable Urge”

With its first new album in two decades launching this April, Devo is poised to prove to the world that Devolution is real, looking only slightly rounder for the wear. The band played during prime time at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver two nights ago with a smattering of classics like “Uncontrollable Urge” as well […]

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Devo to perform 1978 debut record in London

March 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

]] Devo is planning to play its 1978 debut Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo? at London’s Kentish Town Forum on May 6 as a precursor to its appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Fans Strike Back event at Minehead on May 8. I saw Devo for the first time a few […]

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