Hell Yes, it's DEVO!

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  • 12-29-2004, 06:44 PM
    Dave_G
    Hell Yes, it's DEVO!
    D-E-V-O.

    "Live in the Land of the Rising Sun".

    Dee-Vee-Dee.

    Live Japan tour 2003.

    I have seen this band several times and this is a good representative of them. They are frikking incredible.

    Live, they are as good as most any band.

    Get the deeveedee, it's 15 beans.

    Dave
  • 12-29-2004, 06:48 PM
    ForeverAutumn
    Get the D-V-Devo!

    Hehehe :D
  • 12-29-2004, 07:10 PM
    Davey
    <img src=http://members.mailaka.net/davey/devo.gif align=left hspace=10>
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dave_G
    D-E-V-O.

    I love DEVO! It's a shame they don't even keep a slot open for them at places like Best Buy, at least in the CD section of the stores I've been to. Course they really only had three good albums and they were all so long ago, but still, such an influence on a lot of the bands we wind up talking about around here like the Dismemberment Plan and Enon. Thanks for the tip!
  • 12-29-2004, 07:22 PM
    Dave_G
    Many make fun of this band but they kick ass.

    They just ripped thru "Mr. Komakazi/Mr. DNA", this band rocks hard.

    Dave
  • 12-29-2004, 07:30 PM
    Dusty Chalk
    The phrase 'less than exemplary' comes to mind
    Wrong! Have you even heard the later albums? Shout and Oh No! It's Devo! are awesome (and I don't mean by my extremely flexible standards). I like their later albums, but now we're getting into music-slut territory.

    I will be getting this DVD...at some point...

    Last year, huh? I almost made a road trip up to NYC to see that show.
  • 12-29-2004, 07:51 PM
    Davey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Wrong! Have you even heard the later albums?

    Ho ho ho, I think we've been through this before, haven't we you DEVO fanboy? Or maybe it was with one of your Rave Recs zombie bretheren. DEVO is cool, no question or argument. But nobody was that good for 5 or 6 albums. Awesome? You're losing touch with reality. You need to develop a sense of objectivity, my friend ;)
  • 12-29-2004, 08:23 PM
    Stone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Wrong! Have you even heard the later albums? Shout and Oh No! It's Devo! are awesome (and I don't mean by my extremely flexible standards). I like their later albums, but now we're getting into music-slut territory.

    I will be getting this DVD...at some point...

    Last year, huh? I almost made a road trip up to NYC to see that show.

    I really like those albums too, as well as New Traditionalists, but I still think the first three outshine those middle period albums. But there's definitely a lot of great stuff on those albums.

    I've had that site that sells that DVD bookmarked a little while now - I should just pull the trigger and get it.
  • 12-29-2004, 08:57 PM
    Davey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stone
    . . . but I still think the first three make those middle period albums sound like shi</>t.

    Hey, couldn't have said it any better myself. Who ya gonna believe, me or that fanboy Dusty?
  • 12-29-2004, 10:25 PM
    3-LockBox
    I really love DEVO
    I knew a guy in the NAVY who saw them in Japan (way back when) and he said they rocked as hard as any metal band, doing vastly different versions of their well known songs.

    I personally owned Freedom Of Choice, New Traditionalists, Oh No, Its Devo, and Shout! on cassette. I remember when they made a guest appearence on a TV show called Square Pegs (the show actually featured a lot of new wave music---totally different head, totally) I remember the theme song was done by The Waitresses...<i>'square pegs, square pegs...square..square..pegs...Always..never..quite ...right...</i> The Waitresses also had a hit single at the time, 'I Know What Boys Want'.

    *Sorta funny story: When I first checked into Whidbey Is NAS (Washington state), I was given a questionaire about my personal profile, and one line asked me of my religious background, ie, church of choice, and I wrote down, New Traditionalist. I musta got several different denominations knocking on my door wondering what the hell that was...and they all had the same bewildered look on their face when I told them what 'it' was. I must admit...I was quite an ass in my youth. But I feel good about it....:D
  • 12-30-2004, 12:51 AM
    Dusty Chalk
    You're still wrong about: "...only had three good albums...", no matter what Stone says. That was what I was arguing with.

    Objective? Don't overstate things, and I won't need to call you on it.
  • 12-30-2004, 05:07 AM
    Stone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Davey
    But nobody was that good for 5 or 6 albums.

    Please refer yourself to your avatar:

    Face to Face
    Something Else
    The Village Green Preservation Society
    Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
    Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround Pt. 1
    Muswell Hillbillies


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Davey
    Awesome? You're losing touch with reality. You need to develop a sense of objectivity, my friend

    Since I somehow got into the middle of this, I'd like to say (since we're all being so objective here) I don't believe either one of you and my opinion is the right one. The middle period albums are good, but not great.
  • 12-30-2004, 07:36 AM
    nobody
    Just wanted to chime in and say...yes, I love Devo.

    And, yes, the first three albums are great. But, for some reason I find I listen to New Traditionalists the most. Beautiful World is probably my favorite Devo song.
  • 12-30-2004, 09:35 AM
    Davey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Objective? Don't overstate things, and I won't need to call you on it.

    But if I don't overstate things and get you to chime in with your fanboy opinions, how will I know if anybody is even awake around here? You guys are fun, but sometimes a little too somber and serious ;)
  • 12-30-2004, 11:13 AM
    Davey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stone
    Please refer yourself to your avatar

    Touché, my kinky friend, although I never quite appreciated Lola or Muswell Hillbillies as much as some of you do, the latter being the best of the two in my mind but not quite up to the greatness of Face to Face or Village Green or Arthur (Something Else being down a tad as well). But it was quite a run of great albums. Have you yet had the opportunity to hear anything from the Augie March Strange Bird album I've lately been championing with comparisons to our much beloved, charming and insightful chroniclers of life in the village green? Really, really nice album. The Kinks comparison doesn't really do it justice since it doesn't sound at all like an imitation, but that's just what comes to my mind because it does have much of the same charm and that uniquely British sound, even though in this case from a different continent and hemisphere. This one is very likely gonna cost me some money to explore how they got to this point, especially since at least one person has told me that this isn't even their best work.
  • 12-30-2004, 12:17 PM
    Stone
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Davey
    Have you yet had the opportunity to hear anything from the Augie March Strange Bird album I've lately been championing with comparisons to our much beloved, charming and insightful chroniclers of life in the village green?

    No, I haven't heard it, nor have I heard anything by Augie March. Sounds like something that would be right up my alley, though.



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Davey
    I never quite appreciated Lola or Muswell Hillbillies as much as some of you do,

    Okay then, how about these:
  • 12-30-2004, 12:54 PM
    Dusty Chalk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Davey
    But if I don't overstate things and get you to chime in with your fanboy opinions, how will I know if anybody is even awake around here? You guys are fun, but sometimes a little too somber and serious ;)

    Somber?

    Main Entry: som·ber
    Variant(s): or som·bre /'säm-b&r/
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: French sombre
    1 : so shaded as to be dark and gloomy
    2 a : of a serious mien : GRAVE b : of a dismal or depressing character : MELANCHOLY c : conveying gloomy suggestions or ideas
    3 : of a dull or heavy cast or shade : dark colored
    - som·ber·ly adverb
    - som·ber·ness noun


    Oh, okay, yeah. It's mid-winter, what do you expect? Most of us are missing our hibernation...
  • 12-30-2004, 02:36 PM
    Dave_G
    Good lord my DEVO dvd review has turned into a full fledged stand up and be counted diatribe, but Troy hasn't chipped in yet!

    Most of the Devo titles could use remastering.

    Also way cool on the dvd is the banter between songs - these guys are way more intelligent than most realize and if you "get it" you can love DEVO.

    I saw them 3 times over the years and live they rock and rock hard, as good as any rock band, if not better. Excellent musicians plus they are fun.

    Put another way, I chose Devo dvd over the new Steve Hackett dvd, a FOCUS dvd, and a Procol Harum dvd.

    (also scored King Crimson dvd "Neal and Jack and Me)(have not watched it yet)



    Dave
  • 12-30-2004, 08:17 PM
    Jim Clark
    Tentoze still has the best Devo story of all time.

    jc