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I'm talking about 1978, the year that gave us both Blondie's "Parallel Lines" and Devo's "Q: Are We Not Men?...And, nearly 35 years later, the music from those two seminal albums still sounds as modern, adventurous and exciting as ever. The two bands,
Back in late '70s Devo arrived with hazmat suits and flowerpots alerting us to a troubling Darwinian twist called de-evolution. So, basically, you can't say they didn't warn us about Ke$ha and the Black Eyed Peas...What's not a joke is that these
New Wave band from Akron, Ohio, that turned up in the late '70s with hazmat suits and flowerpot (or energy dome) headgear to inform us that the course of evolution had reversed itself...Beginnings: Devo -- which, at one point, featured three
As the screams of affirmation came roaring down from the balcony, Casale briefly resembled a mutant Oral Roberts basking in the glow of his congregation...It is hard to explain to anyone who doesn't remember a world before Devo just how subversive
Staff writer Published March 11, 2011 Question: Are they not rad?...One of the most influential bands of the post-punk and new wave movement of the late '70s and '80s came roaring back last year with Something for Everybody, its first album in two
Pop Music Critic / firstname.lastname@example.org 'Twas an esteemed watchdog of modern society who once said, "I say, whip it...The music of Devo is chirpy and chilly, perky and punky, and the pioneering synthesizer band's early hits are enshrined in the
Made up of Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh,Bob Casale and Josh Freese, their roots have always been eccentric and eclectic. As a result it has always been difficult to classify Devo or pigeonhole them to just one style of music.
Back in the late '70s, members of Devo donned hazmat suits and put flower pots on their heads to play robotic dance music while declaring that society was de-evolving. Some people considered the band's success to be the best proof of that very point.
Mark Mothersbaugh is a founding member of the Ohio-born art-rock/New Wave outfit Devo -- proponents of the idea of human de-evolution, and of generally impish pop-culture trickery. He spoke with City Paper via phone about the state of our de-
Saturday Night Live , New Wave pioneers Devo have released Something for Everybody , their first album of new material in two decades. Madison Avenue. (See the 100 best albums of all time.) For those who may not be familiar with Devo, can you explain