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nieh
09-27-2005, 02:16 PM
So yeah, after reading a couple interviews recently with a couple different people (Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo talking about all sorts of crazy stuff and Trey Spruance from Secret Chiefs 3 and Mr. Bungle explaining why Devo is the greatest rock band ever) and they sounded really interesting. I got their first album first (picked it out at random) and I really like it. I ended up getting two other albums by them though and didn't care too much for them. Too stiff sounding and not silly enough (Weird Al out Devo'd late era Devo with his song Dare to be Stupid which wasn't even a funny song, just cool sounding). Does anyone else like this album?

Endymion
09-27-2005, 04:51 PM
devo = win.
elo = win harder.

nieh
09-27-2005, 04:59 PM
I've heard 2 songs by ELO. One sounded identical to the Beatles and the other sounded like neo-classical that sounded nothing at all like the Beatles. Did they have a new wave period somewhere in the mix?

StayInTheHouseCarl
09-27-2005, 05:04 PM
i saw devo play this past august. they put on a very energetic show for their ages. josh freese was there drumming for them. he's been doing that gig for quite a few years now.

but ya anyways they are great, very misunderstood in their time. there's more to them than "whip it".
devolution is real...haha

JohnnyNemesis
09-27-2005, 06:19 PM
Gut Feeling, which is form that CD, completely owns me.

nieh
09-27-2005, 07:49 PM
That's probably my favorite song on there too but they're all great (cept maybe 1-2 or them that I can't remember the names of).

Does anyone else think the Aquabats are essentially Devo Jr. except...not really that good? There are so many spots on the first Devo cd where I find myself saying "hey...I've heard the Aquabats do something like this before". Plus the singers sound almost identical about half the time.

bd007h
09-27-2005, 11:17 PM
Devo was good, but the song that this thread is named after is awful.

StayInTheHouseCarl
09-27-2005, 11:41 PM
jocko homo is a great song! but eh, to each their own.


actually, the aquabats cite their main influences as devo and oingo boingo.

bd007h
09-27-2005, 11:48 PM
I prefer the songs Whip It and Are You Ready?

StayInTheHouseCarl
09-28-2005, 12:05 AM
those are good songs.

nieh
09-28-2005, 05:55 AM
Devo was good, but the song that this thread is named after is awful.
I named it after the album, but that song is hilarious. Read http://www.believermag.com/issues/200509/?read=interview_mothersbaugh to see what they were going for when they first started, it might change your opinion on some of their stuff.

nieh
09-28-2005, 10:57 AM
actually, the aquabats cite their main influences as devo and oingo boingo.

I didn't see this before. I can definitely see the DEVO influence (hell, they even dress up in crazy outfits like DEVO), but I don't see a bit of Oingo Boingo in them.

StayInTheHouseCarl
09-28-2005, 11:22 AM
really? i can. have you heard their earlier albums?

Chris
09-28-2005, 11:49 AM
you want more devo-esque bands? then you can't go wrong with polysics or epoxies

nieh
09-28-2005, 11:54 AM
I've heard a bunch of random Oingo Boingo songs from throughout their career, I'm not sure if any of them were from their first couple albums though.

StayInTheHouseCarl
09-28-2005, 11:57 AM
ya actually i meant early aquabats , like from "the return.." or "the fury..."

funny story, i used to live three doors down from these guys when i was little, and id hear them practicing in their garage.

nieh
09-28-2005, 12:21 PM
Oh. Well the same applies for the Aquabats that applies for Oingo Boingo. I've never heard a full album by them but I've heard a bunch of random songs by them from random points of their career. I'm pretty sure I've heard something off those albums.

StayInTheHouseCarl
09-28-2005, 12:26 PM
oh ok. ya i miss them having their full horn section, but i also love their new album.

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
09-28-2005, 05:45 PM
Devo rules hard.
So does Oingo Boingo.