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Devo: Are We Not Ready?

Jon Savage, Sounds, 4 March 1978

THE FIRST THING you notice on arrival at Koln airport is the modernity and organization. No baggage queues. No pre-fab ramshackle buildings. Instead you get sweeping architecture and (by comparison) lavish decoration: glass walls, marble straight lines, expensive consumer items in glass display cages. If you're bored, you can find a chair with a small TV set on one arm: just insert pfennigs and watch awhiles. Immediate impressions indicate a clean dream...

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