Devo is an American rock group formed in Akron, Ohio, United States in 1972. The band split in 1991 and returned in 1996. The band currently consists of Gerald Casale (vocals, bass), Mark Mothersbaugh (vocals, synthesizer), Bob Mothersbaugh (guitar), Bob Casale (guitar, keyboards) and Josh Freese (drums). The band released their first album in 20 years, "Something for Everybody" on June 15, 2010. ...show more
Devo is an American rock group formed in Akron, Ohio, United States in 1972. The band split in 1991 and returned in 1996. The band currently consists of Gerald Casale (vocals, bass), Mark Mothersbaugh (vocals, synthesizer), Bob Mothersbaugh (guitar), Bob Casale (guitar, keyboards) and Josh Freese (drums). The band released their first album in 20 years, "Something for Everybody" on June 15, 2010.
Their style has been variously classified as punk, industrial and rock, but are most often considered to be the 70s/early 80s New Wave band that ushered in the synth pop of the 1980s, along with other acts such as Gary Numan and The B-52s. Devo's music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes, deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary, often dealing with the concept of De-Evolution, in sometimes-discordant pop songs that often feature unusual synthetic instrumentation and time signatures. Their work has proved hugely influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave, alternative and grunge music, they created some memorable music videos popular in the early days of MTV. The name "Devo" comes from the concept of Devolution (also referred to by the band as "de-evolution").
This idea was developed as a joke by Kent State University art students Gerald Casale and Bob Lewis as early as the late 1960s. Casale and Lewis created a number of art pieces in the vein of Devolution. At this time, Casale had also performed with the local band 15-60-75. They met Mark Mothersbaugh around 1970, who introduced them to the pamphlet Jocko Homo Heavenbound, which would later inspire the song "Jocko Homo". ...show less
Albums & Singles by Devo
Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed)
Monsterman - Single
What We Do: Electro-Devo Remix Cornucopia
Duty Now For The Future [Deluxe Remastered Edition]
Something For Everybody
Whip It / Turn Around [Digital 45]
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! [Deluxe Remastered Edition]
Freedom Of Choice [Deluxe Remastered Edition]
Duty Now For The Future
Oh No! It's Devo
Duty Now For The Future/New Traditionalists
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