Saturday, May 31, 2008

Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)

Q: Are We Not Men? is the Brian Eno produced debut release from one of the most original bands in American rock history: Devo. The name is a reference to the "de-evolution" or regression of humanity seen by its founding members Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale. This record is a criticism of the ever present latency seen in modern society, and, as the cover art and track list suggest, is full of mockery and quells against humanity. Expect absurdist critiques of the world and jerky punk/new wave rhythms submerged in a mindspace with an IQ higher than five church steeples stacked end to end.

Many songs shine here, though the first listen will certainly reveal "Gut Feeling", "Mongoloid" and the Rolling Stones cover: "I Can't Get No Satisfaction". This is a late night drunken party favorite.

Harness this beast.


Mongoloid Live in France 1978

Jocko Homo

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