Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

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by Devo
     
 

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These self-proclaimed "spud boys" from the darkest recesses of Akron, Ohio, claimed to know the truth about de-evolution -- a theory of human disntigration that grows more prescient with each passing year. More important, however, the quintet chose to preach its gospel through a strain of sinister, robotic synth-rock that sounded utterly otherworldly when it burst… See more details below

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These self-proclaimed "spud boys" from the darkest recesses of Akron, Ohio, claimed to know the truth about de-evolution -- a theory of human disntigration that grows more prescient with each passing year. More important, however, the quintet chose to preach its gospel through a strain of sinister, robotic synth-rock that sounded utterly otherworldly when it burst upon the scene in the late '70s. Heck, songs like "Mongoloid" and "Jocko Homo" (the one with the unforgettable chant that gives this 1978 album its title) still sound like aliens had a hand in the mix. Devo's herky-jerky minimalism and radiation-suit stage wear may have given some onlookers the perception that they were only kidding -- which, occasionally (as on a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction"), they were. Still, the band's impact -- both on an increasingly synthetic music scene and a pop-culture Nostradamus level -- can't be underestimated.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0075992736428
catalogNumber:
3239
Rank:
61288

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Devo   Primary Artist
Mark Mothersbaugh   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Bob Casale   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Gerald V. Casale   Keyboards,Vocals
Bob Mothersbaugh   Guitar,Vocals
Alan Myers   Drums

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Mark Mothersbaugh   Composer
Gerald V. Casale   Composer
Brian Eno   Producer
Patrick Gleeson   Engineer
Bob Mothersbaugh   Composer
Alan Myers   Composer
Konrad Plank   Engineer
Keith Richards   Composer
Robert Casale   Composer
Chuck Statler   Producer
Gary Jackett   Composer

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