Album Cover Art Wednesday: Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo

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:

4 thoughts on “Album Cover Art Wednesday: Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo

  1. Still have this on vinyl. Artwork is strikingly on target in 2014, the sneering/smirking 1%er. De-evolution indeed.

  2. Yeah, I’ve got a vinyl copy as well, FeralLiberal. No turntable, though.
    And, just my .00000002 cents worth, but Jocko Homo and their Satisfaction cover have both stood the test of time. And they’re both on YouTube with pretty decent videos as well.

  3. Mark Mothersbaugh went on to make the soundtrack for Rugrats A catchy tune for all us post punk moms in the 90’s

  4. Mothersbaugh has done a bunch of film and TV soundtrack work, much of it pretty interesting.
    I was meh about the band until I saw them in the Fox in Atlanta in 1980 (local heroes The Brains, one of my all-time faves, opened). One of the 10 best live shows, out of hundreds, that I’ve ever seen.

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