I didn’t like this album the first time heard it. I was meh about it until I saw them at the Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco. My friend Steve was in love with the band and insisted I check them out. When I saw them live, I got it. Early Devo combined a zany-n-madcap sense of humor with musical sophistication. They were more fun live than that barrel of crazy monkeys I’m always on about.
Devo’s Lead Guitarist Bob Casale. died yesterday at 61. A Devo guy? 61? I am officially old as well as sad over his passing. Here’s the cover of Devo’s wonderfully quirky debut LP:
I have an uncontrollable urge to share the whole damn album: