Here they are...the demos from DEVO's Something For Everybody album...being released digitally in conjuction with digital versions of DEVO Hardcore and DEVO Live 1981 Seattle.
Something ELSE for Everybody is a compilation of early DEVO demos and focus group rejects written between 2006 and 2009. They were relegated to bin 86 for various inexplicable reasons. You sniffed the Wheat in 2010 now lick the chaff aged to perfection.
2. On the Inside
3. Should-a Said Yes
4. Think Fast
5. Raise Your Hands
6. Message of Hope
7. Big Dog
8. Can U Juggle?
9. Throw Money at the Problem
10. I Luv Ur Gun
11. Don’t Shoot (I’m a Man) [Polysics Remix]
Download this DIGITAL ONLY album NOW at http://devohardcore.com
DEVO mourns the passing of our friend Alan Myers, DEVO’s most well-known drummer who died June 24, 2013 after his battle with cancer.
Photo by Anastasia Pantsios 1978
ATTN: DEVO re-issues Hardcore Volumes 1 & 2 via Superior Viaduct!
Vinyl Vol. 1 and Vinyl Vol. 2, as well as the CD, are available NOW at ClubDevo.com!
DIGITAL VERSION AVAILABLE NOW at DEVOHARDCORE.COM!
- First time reissue of archival material from the mid 70's
- Initial release in the early 90's long out of print
- Original versions of classic DEVO songs "Mongoloid" and "Jocko Homo"
- 4 previously unreleased Hardcore-era bonus tracks are included in Vol. 2!
- Lovingly packaged with Moshe Brakha's stunning cover photography
Hardcore documents DEVO's beginning as pre-punk outcasts in the fertile Akron, Ohio underground rock scene. Spawned at the nearby college of Kent State, site of the infamous May 4 Massacre, DEVO formed as a conceptual art project armed with a radical philosophy of de-evolution. Brothers Mothersbaugh (Mark and Bob) and Brothers Casale (Jerry and Bob) along with drummer Alan Myers soon whipped-up an otherworldly brand of "devolved blues" that could hold its own alongside the beatnik groove of 15-60-75 (aka The Numbers Band) or the primal rock poetry of the Bizarros.
Recorded on various 4-track machines and in tiny studios, basements, and garages between 1974-1977, Hardcore reveals their strikingly clear vision: rock n' roll stripped bare of its collective cool and jerked back into propaganda fit for post-modern man. Threaded beneath it all are lyrical themes of post-McCarthy paranoia, middle-class ephemera, and DEVO's long-running topic of choice: sex, or lack thereof.