Michael/Devo-Obsesso

Michael/Devo-Obsesso

Hardcore DEVO fan since 1980. In 1988 I decided to follow my genetic imperative in archiving DEVO memorabilia. Formally met the band in the mid 1990's thanks to Lisa Casale, and began assisting with graphics, screen printing, and archiving over the next few years.

 

Officially started working for the band in 2002 as a paid employee of DEVO, Inc. Since then I've been assisting them on tour, managing their archives, helping with graphic design, providing tons of content for their online presence, and keeping in touch with their Devoted fanbase.

 

In 2010 we teamed up with the Mother Agency & Warner Bros Records to give you even more DEVO in the form of their "Something For Everybody" release...their first full length album in 20 years.

 

Now in these post-Warner Brothers days, DEVO needs your support more than ever. We hope you enjoy this new DEVO web site, launched in March 2012. Be sure to check out the "Concert Photos" & "Concert Videos" categories in the 'Photos' & 'Video' pages at clubdevo.com. I will post photos & videos from the road while I'm with DEVO at any of their concerts, so check there for tour reports.

 

For a peek at my DEVO archives, go to www.Devo-Obsesso.com.

 

Duty Now, Spuds.

 

 

Monday, 21 March 2016 11:03

Bob1 Talks About His Music Work



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Bob Mothersbaugh underscores variety of work available for musicians.


Music is everywhere, particularly when your mother is an enthusiastic church pianist and your father dreams of being the next Benny Goodman on clarinet. Such was the case for Bob Mothersbaugh, lead guitarist for the controversial 1970s and '80s band, Devo.

Read more here


Please join us in support of Will Ferrell and Chad Smith's Comedy + Music Show and Quinceanera on April 29th at the Shrine in Los Angeles.

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Full Info:
www.funnyordie.com/redhotbenefit

Friday, 04 March 2016 10:45

The Long Awaited DEVO Book Is Coming!


Announcing D-E-V-O by DEVO: The first, only official illustrated history of the band. Working with Rocket 88 Books, DEVO are compiling the illustrated book to tell the remarkable story of more than forty years of DEVO. For the first time the band have selected the key images that best tell how the DEVO BRAND was formulated and executed. They've also chosen  to UNMASK and reveal scenes from behind the DEVO curtain, with rare and previously unseen photos, drawings, plans and artworks that tell the story of the De-evolution band from Ohio...dating back from 1970 to the present day.
 
To ensure that the book goes ahead and to be a part of it, you must register your interest at the book's website devobook.net
 
Gerald Casale: "Devo was, and is, an adjective, an adverb, a noun, a Gestalt–a unified field concept embracing art, music, politics and fashion with an alternate world view we christened De-evolution. For the first time ever, this book compiles the breadth and depth of our attempts to create something unique against all odds, while fighting the good fight as the world slowly proved that De-evolution is real."
 
Mark Mothersbaugh: "DEVO has always been a misunderstood phenomena. We weren't trying to do what most people thought we were trying to do, and what we did wasn't what most people thought they were seeing.  This book, besides being a coherent exposition of how we were officially presented by "the entertainment industry", represents an attempt, akin to a post-plane crash autopsy, to lay things out and let people see what was inside the suitcase."
 
Go to devobook.net to register your interest now. 
 
Here's a sneak peek at the Registration Site:

D E V O
Monday, 01 February 2016 12:03

DEVO EZ LISTENING COMING SOON!


FUTURISMO and DEVO, Inc. present:

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"Its been more than 20 years and a cultural sea change since the Devo EZ Listening body of work has been commercially available. Now with this exquisite, 2-disc box set from Futurismo you can once again experience the devolved fun we had creating these ridiculously enjoyable renditions of our work."
- Gerald V. Casale / DEVO

Double Vinyl & Double CD Box Sets.
Bonus Track: New EZ version of ‘Human Rocket’

Gold Foiled Box containing:
2 x 140g Limited Coloured Vinyl
(your choice of Antique Walnut or Lava Lamp vinyl)
- OR -
2 x Compact Discs

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Also included inside this Limited Edition Box Set is an exclusive DEVO Swizzle Stick Cocktail Stirrer, an Election Pin Button, a huge Double Sided Poster, Cocktail Recipes and Liner Notes by Gerald V. Casale.

Coming March 2016 for a Worldwide release!

(See full press release: www.futurismoinc.com)


Sunday, 31 January 2016 14:11

DEVO EZ LISTENING COMING SOON!

FUTURISMO and DEVO, Inc. present:

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"Its been more than 20 years and a cultural sea change since the Devo EZ Listening body of work has been commercially available. Now with this exquisite, 2-disc box set from Futurismo you can once again experience the devolved fun we had creating these ridiculously enjoyable renditions of our work." - Gerald V. Casale / DEVO

 

Double Vinyl & Double CD Box Sets.
Bonus Track: New EZ version of ‘Human Rocket’

Gold Foiled Box containing:
2 x 140g Limited Coloured Vinyl
(your choice of Antique Walnut or Lava Lamp vinyl)
- OR -
2 x Compact Discs

Devo Visual tn

Also included inside this Limited Edition Box Set is an exclusive DEVO Swizzle Stick Cocktail Stirrer, an Election Pin Button, a huge Double Sided Poster, Cocktail Recipes and Liner Notes by Gerald V. Casale.

Coming March 2016 for a Worldwide release! (See full press release: www.futurismoinc.com)

Friday, 22 January 2016 15:25

New DEVOVISION T-Shirts!


New DEVOVISION T-Shirts at ClubDevo.com!


Featuring graphics lifted from a 1981 promo poster for their "The Men Who Make The Music" video release.

Available on blue tees or black tees.


Order Blue Tee / Order Black Tee

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 11:09

Freedom Of Choice Ltd Ed Re-Issue LP


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AVAILABLE TODAY JAN. 19th: DEVO Re-Issue LP "Freedom Of Choice" 35th anniversary on red, white & blue vinyl on RHINO RECORDS.

Limited Edition Pressing of 4,000.

Find your local participating store via link provided here. http://www.rhino.com/syeor


Monday, 11 January 2016 12:34

Gerald Casale on David Bowie - RIP



Gerald V. Casale of DEVO on the recent passing of David Bowie:


"David Bowie was one of the greatest artists of all time. I feel privileged that I ever got to know him. He gave Devo his blessing. He remained true to his art until the end like I wanted so badly for us to do." - Gerald V. Casale/DEVO

Image: 1970s issue of Rock Scene Magazine. Bowie & DEVO at Max's Kansas City in NY.


DEVO wishes you a Merry Something!

This DEVOlved holiday sweater is available for a limited time! Silkscreened with glitter ink on a festive green crewneck Sweatshirt.

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Have this "Merry Something To You" video link handy when wearing this garment in public: https://youtu.be/nUKku3MhCPs


Order Sweater Here

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Lyrics to DEVO’s “Merry Something To You”:

Whether You're Christian, Muslim or Jew
Happy Holidays

Any Old Dance That You Like To Do
Happy Holidays

Eat Bite Drink Up Nibble Gobble Chew
Happy Holidays

Believe What You Want To Nothing's Really True
Happy Holidays

Merry Something! To You!
Merry Something! To You!
Merry Something! To You!
Merry Something! To You!

Deedle Deedle Deet Deet, Deedle Deedle Deet Deet
Doodly Doodly Doo!

Deedle Deedle Deet Deet, Deedle Deedle Deet Deet
Doodly Doodly Doo!

Sunday, 13 September 2015 12:27

DEVO Halloween Costumes!



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We now offer these retail costume versions of our DEVO Yellow Radiation Suit and Whip-It video outfit. Each set includes a lightweight Econo-Energy-Dome. Designed as a cost-effective way to be DEVO for a day. Packaged in a retro-graphics costume box.

ORDER NOW!

Monday, 07 September 2015 10:03

DEVOtional 2015 Event Report is Online!

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Thanks to all the Spuds, DEVOtees, and Beautiful Mutants who showed up at our DEVOtional 2015 Fan Gathering in Ohio last month!

Special guests included Gerald V. Casale of DEVO, "Josh 2" Hager of DEVO, David Kendrick formerly of DEVO, and Evie Nagy: Author 33 1/3 Freedom Of Choice.


The event set new attendance records for us, thanks to you! We're already preparing for 2016. 
Check out the full event report at Devo-Obsesso.com, covering the entire 2 day event! Tons of photos, videos, etc.


SEE THE REPORT

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 15:19

Top-Notch ENERGY DOMES Back In Stock!

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Just in time for Halloween...our Quality Made RED ENERGY DOMES are Back In Stock! Sturdy vacuformed plastic. Alarm red! Protective Gear.


GET YOURS NOW!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 21:33

DEVOtional 2015 Review on DangerousMinds.net



Thanks to all the dedicated spuds who attended the DEVOtional 2015 Fan Gathering in Ohio last weekend! Check out this review on DangerousMinds.net.

A full event report is coming to Devo-Obsesso.com in the next couple weeks.

Friday, 03 July 2015 19:14

Jerry Casale w/ Bootsy & DJ Lance Rock

Jerry Casale of DEVO hosted a tasting event for his 50 by 50 wine at The Record Parlour in Hollywood, CA recently (June 30th, 2015). DJ Lance Rock of Yo Gabba Gabba sent us this photo of himself, Bootsy Collins of Parliament/Funkadelic, and Jerry Casale at the event. For more info on 50 by 50 wine, please visit: http://www.thefiftybyfifty.com/.


RollingStone.com premieres promo video for DEVO's Booji Boy bobble figure...with new music composed by Mark Mothersbaugh.


CLICK LINK TO VIEW:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/booji-boy-throbblehead-ad-features-new-mark-mothersbaugh-music-20150612

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DEVOtional 2015: A Gathering of Beautiful Mutants, DEVOtees, and Spuds.


AUGUST 14th & 15th (Friday Night & Saturday All Day & Night)
Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio

Special Guests:

Gerald V. Casale of DEVO
"Josh 2" Hager of DEVO
David Kendrick formerly of DEVO
Evie Nagy: Author 33 1/3 Freedom Of Choice

A very special event is scheduled for this year's DEVOtional:

Sat. Aug. 15th events start Noon-1pm in AKRON for a SPECIAL UNVEILING OF A PERMANENT DEVO STREET ART INSTALLATION based on the classic "Chili Dog Mac" photo by Janet Macoska (snapped on the streets of Akron in 1978). Presented as a tribute to DEVO and the City Of Akron by the Akron Civic Committee.

GERALD V. CASALE of DEVO will be a guest in Akron!

FREE CHILI DOGS & TACOS

At: 182 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44308.

Afterwards we will all meet at The Beachland Ballroom for the DEVOtional 2015 in Cleveland at 2pm for the rest of the day & night (featuring Guest Speakers, Live Bands, a never-before-seen DEVO concert movie, and much more!).

Pre-Order DEVOtional 2015 Tickets!

The first 100 Ticket Pre-Orders will receive this limited edition DEVO: Nutty Buddy live at the Eagle Street Saloon 1977 cassette tape! A gift from DEVO and Futurismo.


Pre-Order DEVOtional 2015 T-Shirts!

CLICK HERE FOR DEVOTIONAL 2015 INFO!

Friday, 10 April 2015 14:14

AN INTRO TO DEVO IN 10 RECORDS

NOW FOR THE FUTURE: AN INTRODUCTION TO ART POP PIONEERS DEVO IN 10 RECORDS

An indispensable introduction to the music of oft misunderstood art rock synth poppers Devo through 10 essential records (well, 9 and one DVD). Deconstructing the De-volution is Del Jae Williams of Futurismo, the label responsible for the brilliant release of Devo’s 1977 live show Miracle Witness Hour.

READ IT HERE

Friday, 27 February 2015 22:05

DEVO HARDCORE LIVE! Now Online!

DEVO HARDCORE LIVE! is now online!

Friday, 06 February 2015 00:00

DEVO featured on Akron Themed Compilation

Two of DEVO's earliest songs will be included on an Akron, Ohio themed compilation from Soul Jazz Records in the UK. "Mechanical Man" and "Auto Modown".

Buy it at SOULJAZZRECORDS WEBSITE: http://www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/index.php

PUNK 45: Burn, Rubber City Burn!

Also featuring The Bizarros, Waitresses, Rubber City Rebels, Tin Huey and more this album comes complete with extensive text as well as exclusive photos and original record artwork. CD comes with large booklet and thick slipcase. Vinyl edition is on deluxe gatefold double-vinyl complete with with free download code.

Monday, 19 January 2015 11:24

Bob1 Signature La Baye 2x4 Guitar Reissue!

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Eastwood Customs to Re-Issue Bob 1's 2x4 Guitar!


Bob "Bob 1" Mothersbaugh's infamous 2x4 styled La Baye Guitar will be reissued in 2015.

Eastwood Customs will create two models:

1) Standard Version: Street price of $399 with stop tail.

2) "Bob 1 Signature" edition with Bigsby and upgraded pickups @ $599. This will also include a DEVO gigbag and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Available in Red or Black. Specs: Alder body, maple neck. 24 3/4" scale. Dual mini-humbuckers, 2 vol 2 tone controls, 3-way switch.

We expect them to ship by April 2015!

More Info at Eastwood Customs Web Site:
http://eastwoodcustoms.com/projects/la-baye-2x4/

 

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