Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (studio album) by Devo
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Devo's debut effort shows off their influences quite prevalently. Punk, ska, surf rock, even some glam rock, though the theatrics aren't quite present. They never seem to slow down enough to give you a break, but I see this as more of a strength rather than something that takes away from the enjoyability of the record. The album is constructed in such a way that makes me realize one thing: they had a very clear goal in mind, to be Devo!
One of the best new wave albums out there.
Favorite Tracks:Uncontrollable Urge, Come Back Jonee
I cannot recommend this album with any more fervency than I already have. This is a classic in every sense of the word. This album has been an at least once per week listen for me for the last 40 years!!! (Perhaps I exaggerate a tad.) A remarkable achievement for a group of talented musicians. More than a novelty act, Devo had unestimatable music chops, most tellingly in the person of Mark Mothersbaugh (who has gone on outside the confines of Devo to create a vast musical footprint.) I won't belabor the point, just get this album!
Mark Mothersbaugh is really fun to listen to. Fantastic album.
It's a more approachable Remain In Light, but what it sacrifices to achieve that makes it less enjoyable and less influential.
We are devo is a fun little bit of weirdness but the broader concepts are not explored in enough depth.
Deserves to be mentioned with the other Punk-New Wave era classics such as London Calling and Marquee Moon.
Apparivano marziani i Devo nel 1978 e probabilmente lo erano, considerato come si vestivano, come si muovevano, le idee che avevano e soprattutto la musica che facevano. Robotica, schematica ma contemporaneamente calda; che colpisce il cervello così come i muscoli, schizzata ed immediata eppure estremamente curata.
For the most part, an enjoyable work of genius.
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