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AUDIO

Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh (1988)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, Summer 1988

Mark Mothersbaugh on de-evolution, DNA, and the new dystopia, plus retirement and reformation, and the desert that is Los Angeles

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 43.5mb, total interview length: 47' 30" sound quality: **

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Devo Look Into The Future!

Profile by Jon Savage, Sounds, November 1977

DEVO/DEVOID/VOID/DEVOTED/DEVOLUTION: Savage attempts a discrete distillation. Devout. Things are not as they seem, nor as they have been reported.... 'The cities are our major source ...

We Are Devo. We Are The Next Thing

Interview by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, February 1978

Ian Birch talks to an American band with heavy friends – like Eno and David Bowie ...

Devo: Are We Not Ready?

Interview by Jon Savage, Sounds, 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. ...

Devo: Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, March 1978

SUDDENLY.....Devo! ...

Hi! We're DEVO and We've come to get your toilet ready for the 1980's

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, March 1978

THE TRUTH ABOUT DE-EVOLUTION AND OTHER PLANETARY MODES. ...

The American Midwest: Akron and Cleveland

Overview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, April 1978

Exploring alternative hives of industry in Akron, City of Rubber, and Cleveland, City of Steel. ...

Various Artists: The Akron Compilation (Stiff); Short Circuit — Live at the Electric Circus (Virgin)

Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, June 1978

OH JESUS! After Devo, the (marketing) deluge. ...

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

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, August 1978

'Monkey men allIn business suitTeachers and criticsAll dance the pootAre we not men?We are Devo!Are we not men?D-E-V-OWe must repeatOK let's go!' ...

Devo: Spud Wars

Report and Interview by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, December 1978

They came from Outer Akron...Their purpose – Conquest.Their methods – Unpleasant.This was...Spud Wars ...

Devo

Comment by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, January 1979

AS BILLY MARTIN once put it, "I feel very strongly both ways." Although Devo's cosmic significance may truly compare with that of yesterday's toast, they ...

Devo: Actual Size

Report and Interview by Richard Riegel, Creem, March 1979

(Investigative Reporter Dances The Poot) ...

Devo: In the Terminal Zone

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, July 1979

IT'S OUT of the blue and into the black. A place is left somewhere behind where the front pages of the daily newspapers comment hysterically ...

Devo: Freedom Of Choice (Virgin)

Review by Betty Page, Sounds, May 1980

BACK IN the heady days of late '78, when the UK was brimming over with Devo-tees, Gerald V Casale, lead Devo, suggested that certain elitist ...

Devo: Live in Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, September 1980

I'M HERE to testify they've done it! Gone back, right along the de-evolutionary scale, down to the Bill and Ben stage. What an achievement! Five ...

Devo: New Traditionalists (Virgin)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1982

NOW THAT Jerry Casale has seen the Devo concept actually take root in the California psyche – now that his theory of America has been ...

Devo: Where Are They Now?

Interview by Martin Aston, Q, October 1995

HAILING – along with the rubber tyre and Rachel Sweet – from Akron, Ohio, Devo's prankful art-pop, deconstructivist theories and matching boilersuits made perfect-imperfect sense ...

Devo

Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, August 2000

DEVO'S FIRST single, 'Jock Homo', was released in 1977. An instant hit, it expounded the group's theory of de-evolution, that mankind is regressing, rather than ...

Devo and 'Whip It'

Retrospective and Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, December 2003

WHAT WOULD YOU DO if the National Guard came to your school and shot your friends? That's the question Neil Young posed in his song ...

We're The Pits, or Punk Comes to LA

Retrospective by John Mendelsohn, MOJO, Spring 2005

THREE YEARS AFTER my group Christopher Milk -- signed to Warner Bros. and produced, rather poorly, by a famous English producer -- agreed that we'd ...

We Are Devo

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Phoenix, The, June 2008

The return of Akron's finest... ...

The Return of Devo

Report and Interview by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, June 2010

FOUR DECADES SINCE Devo first donned their matching overalls and began their assault on the pop mainstream, America's original disco-rock Dadaists are back. ...

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