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    Any Devo fans here?

    I was a big fan of the boys from Akron, Ohio about 30 years ago when I was a 15 year old kid. I sort of grew out of them and didn't think much about them until they came to Auckland in December. They're in their 60's now but still know how to rock the joint! Epic show. I pogo'ed myself to a standstill during an impressive set featuring all their classic hits such as Mongoloid, Jocko ****, Smart Patrol etc

    I liked it so much I went out and bought all their old albums (had them as a kid but all on scratched old vinyl) on CD. Couldn't find them in the shop so ordered them off Amazon. Now I am enjoying Mtb bike rides to the tunes of the Spudboys. Any other spud fans out there?

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    I have no idea who they are, but there is nothing like a killer live show. Sounds like you had a blast! I can;t wait for summer festival season. Good friends, good music, good beers, and good times...
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    Fan!
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    Ohh... now I know.. haha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak06 View Post
    Ohh... now I know.. haha..

    The only Devo song I don't like.
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    I quickly sampled a few of their songs.. Not too bad, and pretty "new age" for their time..
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    Any Devo fans here?

    Way ahead of their time.

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    this is a recent find for me. Any Gates Of Steel live is better but more popular so it misses the point

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    Heres a bit of random Devo trivia for you....

    Weird Al was refused permission to do a Devo parody. In the face of this refusal he wrote an original song imitating the Devo musical style.

    In response Mark Mothersbaugh, lead singer of Devo, wrote Al a letter congratulating him on perfecting the Devo style and commenting on how pissed off he was that Al had done Devo's style even better than Devo could.

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    Crack that whip!
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    Oh yeah, was a fan back then and still am. I live in NE Ohio, not far from Devo-land. Glad to hear they still can rock.

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    the band is ok, the saddle rocks.

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    There is no instrument cooler than a keytar. Fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Heres a bit of random Devo trivia for you....

    Weird Al was refused permission to do a Devo parody. In the face of this refusal he wrote an original song imitating the Devo musical style.

    In response Mark Mothersbaugh, lead singer of Devo, wrote Al a letter congratulating him on perfecting the Devo style and commenting on how pissed off he was that Al had done Devo's style even better than Devo could.
    I like Devo and I am a fan of Weird Al

    I like this version




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