Tagged: Gerald Casale

Crush On Radio – I Return!

Cover of "Oh No It's Devo"
Cover of Oh No It’s Devo

The new season of Crush on Radio is a little bit different, featuring a one-on-one format — but on this episode, I return to the show to talk about Oh, No! It’s DEVO!  The entire episode is about that album, so check it out!  Yay! Continue reading

Forgotten Records: The Wipeouters – P’Twaaang!

wipeoutersWith the recent release of DEVO’s new album, Something for Everybody, it’s important not to lose sight of that two decade gap when new DEVO material was rarer than diamond encrusted, gold plated diamonds. In 2001, however, there was a slight glint of light in the darkness, a mysterious album by a band called The Wipeouters, headed up by Mark Mothersbaugh, and featuring some of the DEVO alumni. Was this the comeback we were waiting for? Was this DEVO under an assumed name, ready to assault our brains with more de-evolved weirdness? A preliminary tracer shot, in preparation for the main salvo, a new loud shot from the big spud gun?

In short, no.

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I Need A Chick

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This was recorded for the Not Necessarily Beautiful But Mutated: Volume 9 DEVO tribute compilation that was distributed at DEVOtional 2010: A Decade of DEVOtion, a DEVO convention that occurred August 28, 2010. We still weren’t there in person — next time, Gadget, NEXT TIME — but this is the third time in a row we’ve been on the CD! The song was recorded over about 2 weeks, give or take at Studio Kittysneezes; Dale was busy with about fifty other things, so he wasn’t able to perform on it.  But he gave the finished product a thumbs up.

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On the DEVO Song Study [Now With Song Streams!]

She-Vo's Smooth Noodle Maps DEVO Ring

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Recently, DEVO, along with Warner Brothers, has deigned to give us listeners a chance to help them decide which twelve songs out of sixteen should go on the first new DEVO record in twenty years. This is no small task. Twenty years of anticipation, twenty years of hope, could potentially be shattered by weak material. And yet, one can’t imagine a band giving people a chance to attack sub-par material. As a certified Hardcore DEVOtee, right down to owning three different Energy Domes, I think I’m qualified to give a quick rundown and review of the material, and reveal my votes.
However, it’s not exactly cut-and-dry, either. We’re not getting full songs here. These are simply 30 second song clips, though some of the songs have been performed, demoed, or even given away for release in full, final form, before this study. For those songs I’ve heard the full versions of, I’m basing my review on that final release, or at least the demo/live performance.
Speaking of full versions, we’ve got two full-length song streams for you to listen to!

FRESH (QT | WMA)

WHAT WE DO (QT | WMA)

So, time to Step Up. Let’s Get To It. (Sorry.)

 

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Watch Us Work It (Real Version)

This was recorded for the Not Necessarily Beautiful But Mutated: Volume 8 DEVO tribute compilation that was distributed at HARDCORE DEVOTIONAL 2009, a DEVO convention that occurred August 29, 2009. I wish Kittysneezes could have been there in person, but at least we were on the CD! The song was recorded over a rather long amount of time in Studio Kittysneezes, and finally finished in June of 2009. This is completely and utterly different than the “alternate version” posted earlier. Continue reading