DEVO released "Live 1981 Seattle" as a 2LP vinyl set last year as part of Record Store Day, and it sold out quickly. This year we offer it to you on CD in a beautiful digipack with 2 bonus tracks, plus a booklet featuring rare 1981/82 tour photos!
From Press Release: A rare recording of DEVO live in concert during their 1981 New Traditionalists tour, extracted from DEVO’s archives. This CD was cut from a cassette recording of DEVO’s show in Seattle, WA show in November ‘81. DEVO archivist Michael Pilmer (aka Devo-Obsesso), found the tape in a shoebox full of cassettes in Bob No 2’s home fifteen years ago, which he immediately transferred it to DAT. Afterward it promptly disappeared in the flotsam of DEVO history. Here resurrected it stands as a testament to Prince’s claim “DEVO, you guys are crazy!” Yes, crazy tight and relentless like Caucasian James Browns on marching powder.
RELEASE DATE: 5/14
AVAILABLE FOR SALE *NOW* AT CLUBDEVO.COM!
...and check out this NEW TRADITIONALISTS ASTRONAUT TEE we made in honor of this CD release!
DEVO has announced 4 live concerts for 2013!
May 24 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
May 25 - Las Vegas, NV - at The Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival
June 1 - San Francisco, CA - Guinness Oyster & Music Festival
June 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Natural History Museum 100th Birthday Bash
(BUY TIX HERE. Tix are $25 each for access after 5pm)
ATTN: DEVO re-issues Hardcore Volumes 1 & 2 via Superior Viaduct!
Vinyl available June 25, 2013 (Pushed from May because of manufacturing delays).
2-CD set available July 9, 2013.
- 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.
A LIMITED QUANTITY WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA CLUBDEVO.COM!
We've re-printed a limited quantity of these 2012 Australia/New Zealand DEVO tour shirts for those of you who weren't able to pick one up during our shows down under last year. Features 40 years of DEVO logos on one Tee, plus tour dates on the back. Get yours now 'cuz once they're gone, they're gone! CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
ESPN = DEVO...? This popped up on YouTube yesterday. DEVO responds:
"As the spud who threw out the first pitch and made it a strike at the Ray's game Sunday, September 24th, 2012 in St. Pete Florida, I commend these jocks on using their freedom of choice wisely!"
- Gerald Casale, Devo co-founder.