Devo

1 hrs 25 min 57 sec


Devo, live at The Observatory in Los Angeles, US. Recorded May 13, 2012.

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David Bowie dubbed them “the band of the future”, Brian Eno produced their debut and everyone from Nirvana to Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine have covered them. A contagious collision of New Wave punk, arty experimentalism and subversive politics, these music mavericks burst onto the world scene in the late ’70s and turned pop music on its head forever with hits like ‘Whip It’, ‘Girl U Want’, ‘Mongoloid’ and ‘Beautiful World’.
So when the chance to film these icons in action at The Observatory at Santa Ana, California came up earlier this year, we jumped at it. Needless to say, they didn’t disappoint, delivering a spectacle jammed with hits old and new, gloriously oddball antics and their mental mascot, Booji Boy.
“The Mayan calendar was wrong,” frontman Jerry Casale told the crowd on the night. “The world is not going to end this year so you’re stuck with us for a long time.”
We wouldn’t have it any other way, Jerry.

About Devo

Devo is an American New Wave band formed in 1972 consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. The classic line-up of the band includes two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs (Mark and Bob) and the Casales (Gerald and Bob), along with Alan Myers. The band had a No. 14 Billboard chart hit in 1980

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