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.