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The Essentials Original recording remastered, Best of


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 25 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Best of
  • Label: Rhino-Atlantic
  • ASIN: B0000630Z1
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,090 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Jocko Homo
2. Mongoloid
3. Come Back Jones
4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
5. Secret Agent Man
6. Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA
7. Freedom Of Choice
8. Whip It
9. Girl U Want
10. Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth
11. Working In The Coal Mine
12. Peek-A-Boo!

Product Description

Album Description

12 remastered tracks including 'Jocko Homo', 'Mongoloid', 'Come Back Jonee', 'Whip It' & 'Girl U Want'. 2002.

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Format: Audio CD
In the late seventies, the new wave genre was starting. One of the pioneers of this genre was a little band called Devo. These guys had some extremely weird tastes in clothing - and even more bizzare tastes in music. Their music was by no means bad though - and it's certainly stood the test of time. The Essentials collection recently released this, a collection of the band's big hits. Read on for my review of Devo - The Essentials.
PROS:
-If you're the very casual Devo fan (like so many of us are), you probably just want to get a Devo album or compilation for Whip It. Needless to say, they didn't forget to put that on here.
-You also get the underrated masterpiece Mongoloid, off of the band's debut album. Would someone mind telling me why this song is so damn underrated?
-This is the only readily available American compilation of Devo material that contains both Mongoloid AND Whip It.
-There are also cover songs. Among these is (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (originally by the Rolling Stones) and Secret Agent Man (originally by Johnny Rivers.)
CONS:
-The compilation is only about forty-five minutes in length, and a compact disc can carry as much as eighty minutes of material! Why wasn't this filled to the brim?
-It doesn't cover any of the band's later eighties material.
OVERALL:
Despite some minor shortcomings, this is a good compilation, and the one that is most readily available in the United States. If you like Devo, even just a little bit, this is a recommended compilation. However, if you can find a compilation that has Whip It and Mongoloid, and considerably more tracks, get THAT one instead.
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Devo remains an enigma of a group to alot of people. They are considered 1 hit wonders, and with good reason, they did only have 1 true hit in "Whip It". However they also made alot of very good music in the early part of the 80's. Though they never really made a big splash after "Whip It", they deserve alot of respect for pushing new wave and post punk music to a whole level. One of the highlights is "Jerkin Back and Forth", a VERY good song to go cruising to on a sunny afternoon with the windows down. A MUST HAVE for any fan of 80's music and new wave in general.
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By winnipeg on Sept. 20 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
classic 80s music must have in anyones collection.The song list is too short though,still woth the few bucks to buy.
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By Bloodstains79 on Feb. 12 2003
Format: Audio CD
this is a must have record for any punkrock listener
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim Brough on April 27 2003
Format: Audio CD
I LOVE DEVO. But just in case you are a casual consumer you should note that, for the same price, you can get the 16 track "Greatest Hits." The aforementioned disc includes both "Beautiful World" and "Through Being Cool," which would both rate on my list of an essential Devo disc.
Forewarned is forearmed.
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