Thursday, July 27, 2006

A History of Devolution Parts 1, 2 & 3

In case you never noticed, I posted three excellent but OOP Devo albums some time ago on my other blog Realm 0f |X|. I'm re-posting them here because they suit the scope of this blog better. This material all pre-dates their first commercial release and if that's what you're familiar with, listen again! This is raw, warped, kinky, low-tech synth poop [sic] that many Devo-tees find superior to their later absurdly successful recordings. It's easy to see why many of these songs were deemed unsuitable for release at the time - they push the boundaries of obscenity and bad taste further than most of the punk that was yet to follow...

Hardcore DEVO Vol.1
1. Mechanical Man
2. Auto Modown
3. Space Girl Blues
4. Social Fools
5. S00 Bawls
6. Satisfaction
7. Jocko Homo
8. Golden Energy
9. Buttered Beauties
10. Midget
11. I'm A Potato
12. Uglatto
13. Stop Look And Listen
14. Ono
15. Mongoloid

Hardcore DEVO Vol.2
1. Booji Boy's Funeral
2. Can U Take It?
3. Bamboo Bimbo
4. A Plan For U
5. The Rope Song
6. Goo Goo Itch
7. Be Stiff
8. All Of Us
9. Baby Talkin' Bitches
10. I Need A Chick
11. U Got Me Bugged
12. Chango
13. Fraulein
14. Dogs Of Democracy
15. '37'
16. Bottled Up
17. Working In A Coalmine
18. I Been Refused
19. Fountain Of Filth
20. Clockout
21. Let's Go

Devo Live: The Mongoloid Years
Part A Part B
1. Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)
2. Too Much Paranoias
3. Praying Hands
4. Uncontrollable Urge
5. Mongoloid
6. Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA
7. Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy
8. Sloppy
9. Come Back Jonee
10. Clockout
11. Soo Bawls
12. Space Junk
13. Blockhead
14. Subhuman Woman
15. Bamboo Bimbo
16. Beulah
17. Jocko Homo/I Need A Chick

Booji Boy's Basement appears to be a website offering free disks of rare archival Devoid material. You send them blank discs and return postage, they send you burned CDs & DVDs. I haven't tried this yet, but they seem to have a lot of obscure stuff.
Let me know if it works for you...


Blogger Chardman said...

Thanks for posting these again.
I remember when the Hardcore discs came out, it got me all worked up about Devo again. What a vastly different band than their Warner Brothers years!
I remeber thinking that some of the stuff on volume two was possibly newer than as claimed, but they had to pre-date it for ownership reasons. Fountain of Filth sounds like it was recorded in the late seventies or early eighties, to me. If not, it just goes to show that they are amazingly ahead of their time.
BTW: both your blogs are amazing!

Fri Jul 28, 01:07:00 AM GMT+10  
Blogger Puffin Randy said...

hey very cool. thanks for these. just wondering do you have the Devo E-Z listening cd? I have been looking all over the place, and haven't seen it anywhere.

thanks again.

Tue Aug 01, 07:20:00 AM GMT+10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey puffin randy how about this

ez listening disc

Thu Aug 03, 12:10:00 PM GMT+10  
Blogger gergtreble said...

Hi, great blog BTW! Found some things I never thought i would hear again.

Just to let you know that the link to Vol. 1 of the Devo collection is dead. Rapidshare didnt like it obviously!

Ive re-upped it here should anyone else need it.

Keep up the good work.


Fri Aug 18, 02:50:00 AM GMT+10  
Blogger benito x said...

Oh no, is this my first taste of malicious deletion? I try to make a point of only posting OOP material, and this one is totally unavailable... If anyone has a problem with stuff I put up here let me know first and give me the dignity of removing it myself!

Rapidshare really ought to have some sort of Appeal process for complaints... what is "premium" about paying for this sort of humiliation?

Fri Aug 18, 10:43:00 AM GMT+10  
Blogger gergtreble said...

Dont sweat it man.

Have you tried Its in beta, but it seems to be working fine for now...

To be honest im steering clear of rapidshare as far as possible. Theres a lot cheaper ways of hosting and sharing out there.

Fri Aug 18, 05:35:00 PM GMT+10  
Blogger Snowbag said...

Thanks much for the post.

Fri Sep 08, 11:34:00 PM GMT+10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyway to re-up hardcore vol. 2?

couldn't get it from rapid share link.


Thu Oct 12, 10:07:00 AM GMT+10  
Blogger benito x said...

Devo Volume2 link re-fixed.

Fri Oct 13, 03:33:00 PM GMT+10  
Blogger Slobodan Burgher said...

WOW! Thank you! Great shit I must admit! Thanks!!!

Sat Nov 25, 03:45:00 AM GMT+11  
Blogger Slobodan Burgher said...

i know this is way late but i really would like it if vol. 2 was reupped (again). let me know by leaving a comment at i am sure you'll find something over there as bribery...


Sat Dec 16, 03:02:00 AM GMT+11  
Blogger Slobodan Burgher said...



Mon Dec 18, 12:47:00 AM GMT+11  
Blogger Cursed Rabbit said...

Awesome early stuff!! Thanks!!

Tue May 08, 06:42:00 PM GMT+10  

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