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    DEVO strikes again!

    Sorry - you guys know how big a DEVO fan I am, and I ran across this video on YouTube of them performing on David Letterman back in 1982, and I HAD to post it.

    These guys were about 15 years ahead of their time - they have influenced a lot of other bands in the genre. I saw them once at Northrup Audotorium, and they were great live!

    Anyway, here's the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkZwH...elated&search=

    This was them at their best and most popular - early 80's.
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    Re: DEVO strikes again!

    Ca-rack that whip!
    Break your momma's back!!!
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    Re: DEVO strikes again!

    I still like them 25 years later. It will be tough for the younger crowd here to appreciate them because they would have to imagine a time when a lot of the sounds & style of music we have today didn't exist back then.

    A/C D/C & Aerosmith were kicking it way back then & before & still are today.

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    Re: DEVO strikes again!

    A few more of my Devo favorites;

    Jerkin back n forth

    Whip it

    Beautiful World




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    Re: DEVO strikes again!

    HA!! I was just watching Youtube vids of DEVO last night and putting together songs for a Devo compilation CD last night!

    They definitely had some of the most interesting/bizarre videos ever made. I also like their subtle digs at conformism and modern progress, etc..

    Peek-A-Boo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPzzvcYYugE
    <---this one scares the hell out of my roommate. Fantastic vocals/synth layering.

    Freedom of Choice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bftMvJ4HMFw
    <---Great song; the video is completely whacked-out! This is the sort of fun lunacy that contemporary music lacks.

    Time Out For Fun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE1KfORCHR8
    <---Not really weird, but one of my favorite songs ever.

    Girl U Want http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-8Co6AKk4
    <--- A more sparse sound that comes off sounding a little more like some other 80's bands, but definitely one that people who think they've never heard Devo outside of "Whip It" should recognize.

    Thanks for making this thread Shock!! BTW, I was born in 1980, so there are some of us 'younger' types with some musical personality left (not as many as I wished, however). Of course, I started listening to this type of stuff before kindergarten, so...
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