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(Slicing Up Eyeballs)   DEVO Drummer Alan Myers, the Human Metronome, passes away. Duty Now   (slicingupeyeballs.com) divider line 43
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2013-06-26 10:31:12 AM
He wore a hat, had a job, and brought home the bacon.  He will be missed.
 
2013-06-26 10:33:01 AM
It's Not Right
 
2013-06-26 10:33:14 AM
At least we still have the Human Atomic Clock:

rickstojak.com
 
2013-06-26 10:34:21 AM
OH THAT ALAN!
 
2013-06-26 10:41:24 AM
all men are mortal => q: are we not men? a: we are mortal.
 
2013-06-26 10:45:29 AM
Plex and Muno will be so sad.
 
2013-06-26 10:46:02 AM
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-06-26 10:47:09 AM
He should be buried in a radiation suit.
 
2013-06-26 10:50:02 AM
My dad wouldn't allow Devo to be played in his house. He believed that "Whip It!" was about masturbation. Good times.
Condolences to Mr. Myers' family and friends. He brought a lot to music.
 
2013-06-26 10:53:54 AM
DEVO was one of the first bands that got good exposure who were not disco or album rock at the time, and a lot of people got into punk rock or other quirky stuff from hearing them.

Also they showed that the nerds who would soon take over the technology world could rock out as well.
 
2013-06-26 11:11:04 AM
I happened to be listening to Freedom of Choice when I saw that story.  Bizarre.

RIP, Mr. Myers.
 
2013-06-26 11:11:44 AM
Damn. RIP
 
2013-06-26 11:11:49 AM
It's a beautiful world for you, not Alan.


/got nothing, RIP drummy-man.
 
2013-06-26 11:12:33 AM
Why they felt the need to replace him with real machines, I do not know.  He WAS a drum machine.  First time I saw them was SNL, doing "Satisfaction" (I'm old).  Remember it vividly.  Once I got past the initial "WTF" feeling, was blown away at his precision on the drums.  Those first three albums were masterpieces.
RIP Alan.
 
2013-06-26 11:20:10 AM

Rickenbacker: First time I saw them was SNL, doing "Satisfaction" (I'm old).


I saw that. My brother said, "What the hell was that?"

I said, "I gotta buy that album!"

Link: Devo, 1978 on SNL
 
2013-06-26 11:24:17 AM

Rickenbacker: Why they felt the need to replace him with real machines, I do not know.  He WAS a drum machine.  First time I saw them was SNL, doing "Satisfaction" (I'm old).  Remember it vividly.  Once I got past the initial "WTF" feeling, was blown away at his precision on the drums.  Those first three albums were masterpieces.
RIP Alan.


I heard "Mongoloid" on the Dr. Demento show and was hooked.
 
2013-06-26 11:25:48 AM
i have never been a HUGE devo fan like many people are, but they're definitely good, and have several songs i enjoy.

rip mr myers
 
2013-06-26 11:28:27 AM
That clip still holds up. As the name indicated, I'm old, too. Saw it live and was never the same.
 
2013-06-26 11:30:02 AM

Jake Havechek: DEVO was one of the first bands that got good exposure who were not disco or album rock at the time


Top 10 hits of 1978 below - Devo was...different

How Deep Is Your Love--Bee Gees
Baby Come Back--Player
Blue Bayou--Linda Ronstadt
(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again--L.T.D.
Here You Come Again--Dolly Parton
You Light Up My Life--Debby Boone
Slip Slidin' Away--Paul Simon
Sentimental Lady--Bob Welch
You're In My Heart--Rod Stewart
Hey Deanie--Shaun Cassidy
 
2013-06-26 11:59:38 AM
I guess he was through being cool.
 
2013-06-26 12:26:49 PM
"There isn't a drummer alive that doesn't like Devo"

/heard this in a radio interview with some musician year ago
//can't recall who, though
 
2013-06-26 12:29:20 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-26 12:39:40 PM

jaytkay: Rickenbacker: First time I saw them was SNL, doing "Satisfaction" (I'm old).

I saw that. My brother said, "What the hell was that?"

I said, "I gotta buy that album!"

Link: Devo, 1978 on SNL


Thanks for that share. Hadn't seen that in ages.
 
2013-06-26 12:41:47 PM

steklo: I guess he was through being cool.


He's probably much cooler now, unless he gets cremated.
 
2013-06-26 12:52:37 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

rip mr drummer man
 
2013-06-26 12:59:53 PM

rudemix: jaytkay: Rickenbacker: First time I saw them was SNL, doing "Satisfaction" (I'm old).

I saw that. My brother said, "What the hell was that?"

I said, "I gotta buy that album!"

Link: Devo, 1978 on SNL

Thanks for that share. Hadn't seen that in ages.


I'd never seen that video - but the original with the spaz doing the flips had me sitting in a bar with my mouth hanging open in sheer wonderment when it came on the TV the first time.

/space junk smashed my baby's head
 
2013-06-26 01:25:09 PM
He had to sacrifice himself
so many others could live
 
2013-06-26 01:28:36 PM

OldManDownDRoad: but the original with the spaz doing the flips had me sitting in a bar with my mouth hanging open in sheer wonderment when it came on the TV the first time.


oh, I forgot about the baby and the toaster, thanks!
 
2013-06-26 01:39:03 PM
Are we not men? We are devo!
 
2013-06-26 02:13:25 PM

jaytkay: Rickenbacker: First time I saw them was SNL, doing "Satisfaction" (I'm old).

I saw that. My brother said, "What the hell was that?"

I said, "I gotta buy that album!"

Link: Devo, 1978 on SNL


Thanks!!  That prompted me to dig up my latest Columbia House catalog and order.

//yeah, I'm that old
///sometimes the only way to get the music then, when you lived in the sticks
 
2013-06-26 03:11:49 PM

amindtat: At least we still have the Human Atomic Clock:

[rickstojak.com image 768x1024]


Holy SHIAT?! Is that a recent pic? Gene looks like he lost a HUGE amount of weight! Good for him. It can only improve his drumming. And that's a scary farking prospect.
 
2013-06-26 05:03:01 PM
I'll blast Gates of Steel (love that song)........
 
2013-06-26 06:30:55 PM
red5ish My dad wouldn't allow Devo to be played in his house. He believed that "Whip It!" was about masturbation.

It was actually a parody of the limericks from the WW2 Servicemen in Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow", which was denied the Pullitzer Prize because the Board found it too obscene, so I guess your dad went full circle
 
2013-06-26 06:31:22 PM
He apparently let the cream sit out too long.
 
2013-06-26 06:39:50 PM
I am a sad potato.
 
2013-06-26 09:39:14 PM
Devo was a gateway drug for me.  I saw them live in 1980, and my collection of Styx, Foreigner and Doobie Brothers albums were out by the garbage the next day.

/exaggerated for emphasis
 
2013-06-26 09:40:27 PM
I hate when the evil spuds win.

sigh.

RIP
 
2013-06-26 09:48:22 PM

Nogrhi: I am a sad potato.


so is Mark


mstation.org
 
2013-06-26 10:05:59 PM
Satisfaction is the greatest cover of all time.

That is all.
 
2013-06-26 10:06:42 PM
Nogrhi
I am a sad potato.
26 Jun 2013 06:39 PM


what said
 
2013-06-27 02:12:58 AM

jaytkay: Rickenbacker: First time I saw them was SNL, doing "Satisfaction" (I'm old).

I saw that. My brother said, "What the hell was that?"

I said, "I gotta buy that album!"

Link: Devo, 1978 on SNL


tyvm . that takes me way back. cheers
 
2013-06-27 02:23:21 AM
Rickenbacker:

Thanks!!  That prompted me to dig up my latest Columbia House catalog and order.

//yeah, I'm that old
///sometimes the only way to get the music then, when you lived in the sticks


Yeah... All those albums for 1 cent.... Then never paying anything else! Sweet!
 
2013-06-27 09:56:29 AM

FlyingJ: red5ish My dad wouldn't allow Devo to be played in his house. He believed that "Whip It!" was about masturbation.

It was actually a parody of the limericks from the WW2 Servicemen in Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow", which was denied the Pullitzer Prize because the Board found it too obscene, so I guess your dad went full circle


There once was a thing called a V-2
To pilot which you did not need to
You just pushed  a button
And it would leave nuttin'
But stiffs and big holes and debris too

Ja, ja, ja, ja!
In Prussia they never eat pussy!
There ain't hardly cats enough
There's garbage and that's enough
So waltz me around again, Russky!

/Yeah, I'm not seeing it
 
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