- Apr 23, 2020
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First heard Devo in late '78 or early '79. Was attending Kent State and saw the Zappa film 200 Motels was going to be shown at the Kiva. Being a big Zappa fan I went to see the movie. Prior to the movie they showed some shorts which included a couple music videos by Devo. One of them was Jocko Homo. Went home after the movie but couldn't get one part of that song out of my mind. It kept just cycling through my brain. Next day I went to the record store and bought Are We Not Men? That was it, Actiondebbie and I both were hooked!Seeing the Apocalypse Now soundtrack on your list reminded me of the water skiing scene, which took me to Devo's cover, and then this snippet from The New Yorker:
I can also recommend Be Stiff by Devo. An early import album from Great Britain. Very garage band. Only about six tracks but worth checking out.