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Does anything ever get any better than DEVO?  Sometimes I think not.  I feel like one of the greatest injustices in music is how underrated DEVO is considered by most non-punk rockers.  You mention the band’s name and most people respond with “You mean that group that did “Whip It”?”  To which I usually say “Yes, but they did so much more too.”  Then I point folks to the band’s 1978 debut full length Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are DEVO! and generally they have their minds blown by it.  To this day, the album stands as one of the most expert and innovative integrations of synthesizers into rock and roll.  Additionally, the album still sounds like nothing else around.  Their take on “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is brilliant and the rest of the record is as wild as it is beautiful.  “Mongoloid” will forever be my favorite piece on the album with it’s incredible slow build, awesome robotic sounding rhythm section and guitar lines, and great sinewy synth arrangements.  It’s a hard one not to dance to and I become an immediate fan of any band that plays a good cover of it.  Should you stumble across a copy of Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are DEVO! at your local record store, purchase it immediately.  It deserves a place in any good collection.

More information on DEVO can be found at their official site.

ArtistDevo
TitleMongoloid
AlbumQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
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    Mongoloid//Devo
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    I LOVE DEVO! They might be the first band I got into as soon as they “went national”. My cousin and I would put plastic...
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    DEVO is honestly one of the greatest bands to exist
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    Well said! I couldn’t agree with you more…
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