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Are We Not Men? We Are Devo [CD]

Devo Audio CD
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1. Uncontrollable Urge
2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
3. Praying Hands
4. Space Junk
5. Mongoloid
6. Joko Homo
7. Too Much Paranoias
8. Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy)
9. Come Back Jonee
10. Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin')
11. Shrivel-Up

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When Devo's debut album came out in 1978, nobody knew what to make of the mutant new-wave quintet from Akron, Ohio. With Brian Eno's skillful production, Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh, Jerry and Bob Casale, and Alan Myers emerged fully formed and outrageous with their razor-sharp social commentary and exhibition of subversive media savvy. Beyond their industrial uniforms and pseudo-devolved demeanor, Devo also happened to be a rocking little band. Classic rave-outs like "Mongoloid," "Jocko Homo," and "Uncontrollable Urge" illustrate the band's perky-jerky intensity. On their inimitable cover of the Rolling Stones' youth anthem, "Satisfaction," Devo's avant-garde robot funk takes the song to a new level of alienation and discontent. While the band went on to greater fame, this was the only album they made that truly mattered. --Mitch Meyers

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Is this not a new wave classic?! Includes Jocko Homo; Mongoloid, and Satisfaction !

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5.0 out of 5 stars Devo borrowed from who Mr. Schwartz? Nov. 24 2009
Format:Audio CD
I hope you were joking when you imply Devo borrowed ideas from "Spandau Ballet, Human League, Thompson Twins and Visage." Because that's a pretty funny joke. Spandau Ballet started around 1979, Visage 1978, Human League + Thompson Twins 1977. Devo 1972 and had several bootlegs floating around prior to their first E.P. in 1977. Sorry your history is all wrong...This is a ground breaking album period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Devo Album Jan. 24 2003
Format:Audio CD
I love this CD. Devo's first album may be my favorite. It's starts with a great song "Uncontrollable Urge," and ends with another great song "Shrivel Up." From begining to end it is just a great Cd. The only thing I don't like is the length. It seems a little short to me. If you like Pop Rock, bands like Oingo Boingo or Talking Heads, then I think you will like Devo. This CD was so much ahead of it's time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars not easy listening, but fun May 22 2011
By dozzy
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album for my husband. He has really enjoyed listening to it. I have also liked being introduced to some music from his "formative years". Not easy listening by any stretch, but good fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No comparison! May 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
O.K. I'd like to start off by pointing out that this record was the end result of DEVO's long and complicated de-evolution from multi-media project to major label "pop" band. The reviewer that wrote something about DEVO ripping off some idiotic Euro-dweebs has no idea that almost all of the songs on this perfect album were being developed since 1974-75. Lookie here spud, DEVO were WAY head of "new wave", "electro" or whatever pretentious label you wanna give it. Yeah, Kraftwerk were around before DEVO but man, those guys took themselves SO seriously! DEVO created a kind of glorious primitive futurism that is complex while being darkly funny. DEVO are part freak show, part futurist, part goon and 100% pure godhead. That said, "Are We Not Men" is a blistering manifesto and a great record.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST OF ALL 80's BANDS! May 9 2004
By DominEl
Format:Audio CD
Except for They Might Be Giants, maybe.
I really like 80's music and listen to it a lot.
Now, pay attention.
This CD/tape/LP is NOTHING like those bands.
Spandau Ballet Is mellower
Human League is more punk and rockish.
Now DEVO, they SCREAM, they rap (just a little), they play rock, and sound nothing like them. And their album was actually released in 1978, not '76.
NOw for my review.
Their debut album [NOT LIVE(as the title says)]is my favorite.
Their other albums are a 4 star to me.
This is entertaining through out the whole thing. It starts off with a rock song sounding nothing like other 80's bands.
Then there is a cover of Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones.
Sounds very different, and almost impossibly better.
Next are praying Hands and Space Junk which I like, and Mongoloid, although a little offensive, is one of their greatest hits, and I like it. (Ignore the booji boy version heard elsewhere) Jocko Homo, is not inappropriate if it sounds it.
It's a species in De-evolution they made up.(Like homo sapiens and homo erectus). Gut Feeling and Shrivel- up are good, but I can't understand why they aren't on the anthology.
Too Much Paranoias, I think, is about advertising. Smart lyrics and a good tune. The other two are just good Devo songs, nothing really to say about them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The end of a great band Feb. 25 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Although this is their first official release the band had been around already for 6 years doing their own home recordings and a handful of brilliant strange films. The old recordings, which were put out on the sadly out of print Hardcore Devo compilations were completely brilliant, insanely bizzare and very very unique. This album marks the end of that insane streak of genius and the watering down of Devo as the music got less strange and more bland, this album isn't horrible by any means but it certainly is a tame puppy compared to the recordings that actually got them signed, worse albums were to come as the music got far more mainstream though you could never convince Devo that.
If you're new to Devo buy this album then I guess download the Hardcore Devo Vol 1 and 2 albums to hear the REAL Devo, then pretend like they died in a plane crash after those. I really hate their other stuff and hate cruddy 80s music with the similiar sound, did they really HAVE to De-evolve like they did?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gut Feeling is not from a coffee club. Feb. 16 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Greg Schwartz's smoking gun; ie Devo's song "Gut Feeling" was stolen from Spandu Ballet's "Coffee Club" (off of their Diamond Album) was enough to peek my curiosity. A simple check of the sound byte of the song on the Amazon page of the "Diamond album by Spandu Ballet" confirms Greg may have been taking some kind of mind altering drug that day.
Rock on Spuds, nobody before or after will ever sound like those boys from Akron.
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By Phill
Format:Audio CD
Devo was formed in 1972.
Their first performance was in 1973.
Their first release was in 1976.
Human League? Spandau Ballet?!?
I don't think so.
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