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Yachtzee
09-23-2007, 10:34 PM
Live version by Devo on SNL way back when.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6g5zoPyeog&mode=related&search=

camisadelgolf
09-24-2007, 03:06 AM
Thank you for posting that. They're some of the most important Ohioans ever.

Yachtzee
09-24-2007, 11:45 AM
Thank you for posting that. They're some of the most important Ohioans ever.

I think they are very underappreciated in music today. Watching Alan Myers on the drums in that video is particularly entertaining. It's too bad he had to leave the band when they became overly reliant on the drum machine.

Ltlabner
09-24-2007, 11:55 AM
I have the album version in the regular ipod rotation ever sense figuring out it was Devo doing that version on the Casino soundtrack.

Good stuff..thanks!

Yachtzee
09-24-2007, 11:56 AM
Here's Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UKtZwWLMp8&mode=related&search=

Ltlabner
09-24-2007, 11:56 AM
Is that Fred Williard introducing the Satisfaction clip?

Yachtzee
09-24-2007, 12:52 PM
Is that Fred Williard introducing the Satisfaction clip?

Yep.

SunDeck
09-24-2007, 01:04 PM
Thank you for posting that. They're some of the most important Ohioans ever.

I prefer this one:

http://matosh.web-log.nl/photos/uncategorized/gh_1.jpg

Yachtzee
09-24-2007, 01:40 PM
I prefer this one:

http://matosh.web-log.nl/photos/uncategorized/gh_1.jpg

Gerry Casale of Devo used to be in 15 60 75 ("The Numbers Band") with Terry Hynde, Chrissie's older brother, back when Chrissie was a teenager, hanging out with the band at JB's in Kent before she left for England.

Falls City Beer
09-24-2007, 02:15 PM
I think they are very underappreciated in music today. Watching Alan Myers on the drums in that video is particularly entertaining. It's too bad he had to leave the band when they became overly reliant on the drum machine.

I agree with your assessment utterly. The "kids" have come to appreciate/rediscover a good many of the proto-twee acts from England that emerged in the late 70s like the Young Marble Giants as well as Devo's fellow neurasthenics like Talking Heads, but for whatever reason, Devo hasn't survived the ages particularly well. And that's a damn shame. If I had to guess, I'd say it's because Devo was kind of pigeonholed as a gimmick act; video killed the video star, as it were. But they were incredibly skilled musicians and songwriters (not to mention an absolutely ingenious live band)--their first three albums are by far the best things to emerge from the late 70s kraut/new wave/electronic scene of the late 70s/early 80s.

Falls City Beer
09-24-2007, 02:19 PM
And yes, their cover of "Satisfaction" is, bar none, the best cover of all time.

Roy Tucker
09-24-2007, 02:30 PM
Mark Mothersbaugh did a lot of music for Pee Wee's Playhouse and the Nick series Rugrats.

pedro
09-24-2007, 02:54 PM
I'm listening to "Gates of Steel" right now.

Devo rocks.

One of things that really surprised me (IIRC) when I read the Neil Young biography "Shakey" was Devo's involvement as an inspiration for Neil's "Rust Never Sleeps". Devo was also cast in Neil's movie "Human Highway". When Neil asked them for a budget for their costumes in the movie Devo told him they needed $34.00 (IIRC). Neil told them to send him an invoice.

camisadelgolf
09-24-2007, 03:57 PM
My favorite Devo release is Greatest Misses, which includes "Satisfaction". I like it even more than Greatest Hits.

M2
09-24-2007, 05:06 PM
But they were incredibly skilled musicians and songwriters (not to mention an absolutely ingenious live band)--their first three albums are by far the best things to emerge from the late 70s kraut/new wave/electronic scene of the late 70s/early 80s.

I was always partial to Sparks. Weilesque electrodisco, can't get enough of it.

As for greatest cover of all time, I'll still go Ms. Franklin's "Respect".

Quick question, how many others pronounce Devo as dih-voe with the accent on the second syllable? That seemed to be an in thing among a number of folks I've known.

Yachtzee
09-24-2007, 06:09 PM
I was always partial to Sparks. Weilesque electrodisco, can't get enough of it.

As for greatest cover of all time, I'll still go Ms. Franklin's "Respect".

Quick question, how many others pronounce Devo as dih-voe with the accent on the second syllable? That seemed to be an in thing among a number of folks I've known.

I've always pronounced it DEE-voh, as it is pronounce in the song Jocko Homo - "Are we not men? We are DEE-VOH!" To accent the second syllable makes me think of Bell Biv Devoe.

Falls City Beer
09-24-2007, 06:50 PM
I was always partial to Sparks. Weilesque electrodisco, can't get enough of it.

As for greatest cover of all time, I'll still go Ms. Franklin's "Respect".

Quick question, how many others pronounce Devo as dih-voe with the accent on the second syllable? That seemed to be an in thing among a number of folks I've known.

I like Sparks, though I think of them as very different from Devo.

And the great thing about the song "Respect" is that both Otis's and Aretha's versions are fantastic.

Devo re-invented "Satisfaction" and in the process improved upon the Rolling Stones' most overrated song by a longshot.

MrCinatit
09-24-2007, 07:39 PM
I went to Bowling Green State University who was a cousin of (I think) Alan Myers.
She said he was just a regular guy.

SunDeck
09-24-2007, 07:41 PM
Gerry Casale of Devo used to be in 15 60 75 ("The Numbers Band") with Terry Hynde, Chrissie's older brother, back when Chrissie was a teenager, hanging out with the band at JB's in Kent before she left for England.

And she was babysitting a college friend of mine at the time. Small world.

Yachtzee
09-24-2007, 08:10 PM
Spending much of my youth in Cuyahoga Falls, I played soccer for a number of years with Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh's first cousin.

M2
09-24-2007, 08:16 PM
Spending much of my youth in Cuyahoga Falls, I played soccer for a number of years with Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh's first cousin.

Al?

Yachtzee
09-24-2007, 09:20 PM
Al?

Danny...He's a good bit younger than his cousins.

RichRed
09-26-2007, 09:24 AM
And she was babysitting a college friend of mine at the time. Small world.

I know some college kids can get out of control but a babysitter???

:D

SunDeck
09-26-2007, 01:18 PM
I know some college kids can get out of control but a babysitter???

:D

Man- I need a proof reader...:eek:

IowaRed
09-26-2007, 04:27 PM
enjoy Spuds!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDSHW55o3MI