Tuesday, October 17, 2006

DEVO
Q: Are We Not Men? A:We are Devo (1978)
Label: Warner Bros/Wea
Covers: Punk United
Format: CD
Ripped: mp3 (320kbps - HQ)
HHA Rating: 9.0
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When Devo's debut album came out in 1978, nobody knew what to make of the mutant new-wave quintet from Akron, Ohio. With Brian Eno's skillful production, Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh, Jerry and Bob Casale, and Alan Myers emerged fully formed and outrageous with their razor-sharp social commentary and exhibition of subversive media savvy. Beyond their industrial uniforms and pseudo-devolved demeanor, Devo also happened to be a rocking little band. Classic rave-outs like "Mongoloid," "Jocko Homo," and "Uncontrollable Urge" illustrate the band's perky-jerky intensity. On their inimitable cover of the Rolling Stones' youth anthem, "Satisfaction," Devo's avant-garde robot funk takes the song to a new level of alienation and discontent. While the band went on to greater fame, this was the only album they made that truly mattered. --Mitch Meyers
[Tracks]
1. Uncontrollable Urge
2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
3. Praying Hands
4. Space Junk
5. Mongoloid
6. Joko Homo
7. Too Much Paranoias
8. Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy)
9. Come Back Jonee
10. Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin')
11. Shrivel-Up
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6 comments:

stu said...

hmm i could have sworn it was a conny plank production but i could be wrong ta anyways

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Anonymous said...

"While the band went on to greater fame, this was the only album they made that truly mattered"
OK i know you didn't write this, but it is of course to put it mildly, bollocks, and ignores all they're majestic synth work that came afterwards (all Devo is worth listening to up til + including "Oh, No It's Devo' 82); even with Eno at the helm, this is Devo's most 'rock' work, with guitars and acoustic drums at the forefront.
Stu, it is definately an Eno production, but i'm sure it was recorded in Germany, so perhaps it was at Conny Plank's studio (maybe). Actually i just read that Plank was the engineer on this album.

(p.s. please don't delete this comment; i asume the other comments also took issue with the final sentence in the post).

Great post regardless. Thanks.

MM

Nagiants40 said...

No MM I deleted the other two comments because are spams comments..

Yeah I love Devo , have the entire collection...

regards and thanks for comment

Anonymous said...

This was a great disc. Could you re-up please?