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(Rolling Stone)   Devo to tour, performing "experimental" music from before they had a record contract. Take that, Fleetwood Mac   (rollingstone.com) divider line 28
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2014-03-28 12:07:25 AM
Saw them in SF a few years ago. Good show. Before that I never would have put "blistering guitar solo" and "Devo" in the same sentence. They were MUCH harder live than in their recorded stuff.
 
2014-03-28 01:00:06 AM
fta 6/28 Oakland, CA

Close enough. Looks like a good time for a road trip.
 
2014-03-28 03:09:26 AM
I would much rather see DEVO, than Fleetwood Mac.

If I want to hear Fleetwood Mac, there is no lack of elevators or supermarkets in my neighborhood.
 
2014-03-28 03:28:54 AM
If I want to hear Fleetwood Mac, I listen to the Dixie Chicks until I get over it.
 
2014-03-28 03:43:21 AM
Wow. just when I thought Rock music was dead...

/RIP Bob
 
2014-03-28 04:03:15 AM

fusillade762: Saw them in SF a few years ago. Good show. Before that I never would have put "blistering guitar solo" and "Devo" in the same sentence. They were MUCH harder live than in their recorded stuff.


They came up as a punk band. Their live shows have always had that kind of energy.
 
2014-03-28 04:06:28 AM
I would be interested to hear what the members of DEVO regard as "experimental".
If what they've shown us so far is their idea of "mainstream", one would hardly know what to expect.
 
2014-03-28 04:50:28 AM

jso2897: I would be interested to hear what the members of DEVO regard as "experimental".
If what they've shown us so far is their idea of "mainstream", one would hardly know what to expect.


It's pretty scary.
 
2014-03-28 05:31:43 AM
Will this feud between Devo and Fleetwood Mac ever end?!?
 
2014-03-28 06:00:17 AM
Devo is good but they are up there with Rush and Weird Al in these parts and I don't get that.

/just kidding. I get it.
 
2014-03-28 06:03:17 AM
I think the people from Devo should wrestle the people from Fleetwood Mac.
 
2014-03-28 06:56:48 AM

jso2897: I would be interested to hear what the members of DEVO regard as "experimental".
If what they've shown us so far is their idea of "mainstream", one would hardly know what to expect.


I read an interview with Mothersbaugh just before "Something for Everybody" came out. He commented that all they needed to do was what they'd always done, and they'd sound contemporary. Dead-on.
 
2014-03-28 08:06:24 AM
"We wanted to show people what we were doing at the time by using the same instruments..."

So, a return of the EH ring mod taped to the guitar, and a bunch of old analog mono synths? I do like the sound of that.

A little surprised that Bob's family is hurting for funds. Stranger things have happened though.

I think I remember seeing an old clip of them playing outdoors from the early/mid-70s. Maybe I can find that.
 
2014-03-28 08:33:32 AM

DrBenway: I think I remember seeing an old clip of them playing outdoors from the early/mid-70s. Maybe I can find that.


Maybe this is it. Thought I had seen something longer, but it's been awhile so that's probably it. But wait...

Huh. Ultracore seems to be bootlegs of stuff that's on Hardcore Vol. 1 & 2 74-77. Not sure. Saw a 15-minute live recording (audio only) from '74. All this on the YouTubes.
 
2014-03-28 09:29:34 AM
The first time I saw them in '79 they were still doing a few of their early songs like "Be Stiff" and, of course, there were a few on the "DEVO E-Z Listening Music" they played as pre-show warm up BGM. Yes, their 70's experimental stuff is still pretty experimental, but amazing. It's no wonder Brian Eno was attracted to producing their first album. Their first album contained a few of the "out there" songs that would get homogenized by album two including "Jocko Homo", "Too Much Paranoias" and "Shrivel Up." I thought it rather appropriate that Duty Now For the Future's first track was the "DEVO Corporate Anthem", a harbinger of things to come.
 
2014-03-28 11:06:55 AM

peewinkle: Wow. just when I thought Rock music was dead...

/RIP Bob


Cool thing about your slashie is you could be referring to either Fleetwood Mac or Devo.

/RIP Bob, indeed.
 
2014-03-28 11:48:10 AM
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RIP Dio
 
2014-03-28 11:59:51 AM
I liked Devo back when I thought they were joking. Then I saw a member being interviewed on a Weird Al documentary. Dude was so incredibly BUTTHURT over "Dare to Be Stupid." It was then that I realized that these guys were creating songs that they honestly believed were the pinnacle of their artistic expression... and that was being weird for the sole purpose of being weird. Then one parody song comes out and they lose their sh*t completely because their true inanity is exposed to the world.

Ever since then, I've viewed them as proto-hipsters. More interested in projecting an appearance of being wildly different than in producing anything of value.

/YMMV
//Fleetwood Mac is the soundtrack to an inevitable break up that one doesn't see coming due to being self-absorbed
///and now a Fleetwood Mac fan will show up and attempt to flame me
////sh*t, I bet we could find a Farker willing to white knight Justin Bieber
 
2014-03-28 12:02:12 PM

Saborlas: I liked Devo back when I thought they were joking. Then I saw a member being interviewed on a Weird Al documentary. Dude was so incredibly BUTTHURT over "Dare to Be Stupid." It was then that I realized that these guys were creating songs that they honestly believed were the pinnacle of their artistic expression... and that was being weird for the sole purpose of being weird. Then one parody song comes out and they lose their sh*t completely because their true inanity is exposed to the world.

Ever since then, I've viewed them as proto-hipsters. More interested in projecting an appearance of being wildly different than in producing anything of value.

/YMMV
//Fleetwood Mac is the soundtrack to an inevitable break up that one doesn't see coming due to being self-absorbed
///and now a Fleetwood Mac fan will show up and attempt to flame me
////sh*t, I bet we could find a Farker willing to white knight Justin Bieber


You realize that interview was being sarcastic, right?
 
2014-03-28 12:26:14 PM

DrBenway: Huh. Ultracore seems to be bootlegs of stuff that's on Hardcore Vol. 1 & 2 74-77. Not sure. Saw a 15-minute live recording (audio only) from '74. All this on the YouTubes.


Okay, listened to both. The Ultracore stuff is different. I need both, I guess.

Hey, here I am talking to myself -- once again, Fark imitates life.
 
2014-03-28 12:30:08 PM

DrBenway: DrBenway: Huh. Ultracore seems to be bootlegs of stuff that's on Hardcore Vol. 1 & 2 74-77. Not sure. Saw a 15-minute live recording (audio only) from '74. All this on the YouTubes.

Okay, listened to both. The Ultracore stuff is different. I need both, I guess.

Hey, here I am talking to myself -- once again, Fark imitates life.


Try boojiboysbasement.com
 
2014-03-28 01:33:53 PM

DarKrow: DrBenway: DrBenway: Huh. Ultracore seems to be bootlegs of stuff that's on Hardcore Vol. 1 & 2 74-77. Not sure. Saw a 15-minute live recording (audio only) from '74. All this on the YouTubes.

Okay, listened to both. The Ultracore stuff is different. I need both, I guess.

Hey, here I am talking to myself -- once again, Fark imitates life.

Try boojiboysbasement.com


Promising! Thanks for that.

Just a quick glance and I see reference to a collaboration with Hugh Cornwell and Robert Williams ("Rhythmic Itch" on Rare Demos & Unreleased Tracks, disc 1). That's on Nosferatu unless it's an alternate version. Great album, has an awesome cover of White Room on it.
 
2014-03-28 01:34:07 PM

Abacus9: jso2897: I would be interested to hear what the members of DEVO regard as "experimental".
If what they've shown us so far is their idea of "mainstream", one would hardly know what to expect.

It's pretty scary.


I see what you did there.

Who knows? That might even be obscure...
 
2014-03-28 01:45:58 PM
Dang, I had forgotten that one: Rhythmic Itch -- Mothersbaugh brothers with Hugh Cornwell & Robert Williams (1979).
 
2014-03-28 05:17:33 PM
The main difference between Devo and Fleetwood Mac:  The members of Fleetwood Mac have talent.
 
2014-03-28 06:25:27 PM
The name of my Bradley back in the 80s was Mr. Kamikaze.

/buddies was Mr. DNA.
 
2014-03-28 06:36:08 PM

OgreMagi: The main difference between Devo and Fleetwood Mac:  The members of Fleetwood Mac have talent.


You're just precious. Bless your heart.
 
2014-03-28 11:20:28 PM
Three dead Bobs in Fleetwood Mac and one recent dead Bob in Devo.  Robert Leroy "Bob" Mothersbaugh, Jr. better lock his doors.
 
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