Since last month had a Friday the 13th too, we decided to forego the creepy video this time around and pay homage to Devo's decision to play their 1978 debut Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! in it's entirety.
Not only did they announce they would play Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! in it's entirety at the London Kentish Town Forum on Mar 6, but they announced they will be putting out a new record for the first time in two decades as well (plus ATP and SxSW), so how could we not pay homage?
Known for its hits like “Mongoloid” and “Gut Feeling”, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, has become a staple album for the late 1970s and 80s new wave scene. The album was produced by Brian Eno at the behest of David Bowie and Iggy Pop. Ironically, the recording sessions were a source of frustration for Eno and Devo. Eno found the group unwilling to experiment or deviate from their early demos of recorded songs. Devo later admitted that "we were overtly resistant to Eno's ideas. He made up synth parts and really cool sounds for almost every part of the album, but we used them on three or four songs."[from Wiki]. Also ironic is that the only song to get an official video was their cover of The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". But as we all know, they went on to "Whip It" later, making music video history.
Devo - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"