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June 15, 2010 1:40 PM   Subscribe

KITTEHS AND CONEHATS!!! In order to celebrate "Something for Everybody", their first album in 20 years, Devo is streaming their new album live, right now... with appropriate feline accompaniment!
posted by markkraft (46 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
we . are . not . worthy .
posted by Think_Long at 1:43 PM on June 15, 2010



The cats are not responding well to the toys. Not even the laser. Should've used kittens
posted by angrycat at 1:45 PM on June 15, 2010


cats are so damn uncooperative, aren't they?
posted by msconduct at 1:45 PM on June 15, 2010


One of the many great lines:

"They'll hunt you down
and tase you, bro'
for playin' with the rules."
posted by O Blitiri at 1:49 PM on June 15, 2010


Yay! Somebody posted this!

I'm thoroughly enjoying this album. Particularly the two closer songs, No Place Like Home and March On. Those were the two that weren't "test group approved" and I like that Devo put them back on anyway.

The iTunes LP is kind of glitchy — photos and video don't load unless you resize your iTunes window, which is bizarre — but features a slew of very amusing images.
posted by Rory Marinich at 1:54 PM on June 15, 2010


cats are so damn uncooperative, aren't they?

They are not men. They are Devo cats.
posted by Babblesort at 1:57 PM on June 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


It's been an oddly (wonderfully) Mothersbaugh so far, and it's only Tues. Somehow this comes as no surprise.
posted by lekvar at 2:00 PM on June 15, 2010


Those are some bored cats.

"Laser pointer? Dude, you are so going to have to do better than that."
posted by clvrmnky at 2:06 PM on June 15, 2010


I can't stop watching it. I'm enjoying the music and that orange cat on the top needs another cat to go up there and kick his ass.
posted by marxchivist at 2:06 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


what is a mothersbaugh
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 2:07 PM on June 15, 2010


what is a mothersbaugh

this will casale
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:11 PM on June 15, 2010 [11 favorites]


That should have read "Oddly Mothersbaugh week"

I blame the beautiful mutations.
posted by lekvar at 2:13 PM on June 15, 2010


holy shit, this is great.
posted by boo_radley at 2:15 PM on June 15, 2010


Argh! No streaming video at work! *cries*
posted by JoanArkham at 2:16 PM on June 15, 2010


I see the devolution is complete. Great job!
posted by basicchannel at 2:18 PM on June 15, 2010


A mothersbaugh (obs.) or "mother's bough" is the bough that breaks, resulting in the cradle's fall.
posted by everichon at 2:18 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I am glad to know that there are cats that are even lazier than mine.
posted by Erroneous at 2:27 PM on June 15, 2010


The album isn't terrible, but some of the songs are really, really overproduced. It's missing some of the kitschy charm of older Devo.
posted by LSK at 2:27 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


YAY KITTEHS!!!
posted by Windopaene at 2:31 PM on June 15, 2010


I do love the Internet so, this made my afternoon.
posted by dbiedny at 2:34 PM on June 15, 2010


Dude in the window with a devo hat, or "energy dome" outside looking in the window on his cellphone. LOL
posted by Windopaene at 2:37 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Humans, please cease artificially stimulating feline nerve centers. Report to the Devolution Rehabilitation Institute immediately.
posted by Chichibio at 2:39 PM on June 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Over are the days of Mongoloid and Jocko Homo. Too much polish, not enough punk. Fun for an afternoon listen, though, thanks!
posted by filthy light thief at 2:46 PM on June 15, 2010


I am currently, by sheer coincidence, wearing a DEVO-tee.

I am also, by sheer coincidence, confined to a small room and bored out of my skull.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:51 PM on June 15, 2010


I dunno, FLF -- it's leagues better than "Smooth Noodle Maps" and "Total Devo"... and having seen many of these new songs live a couple of times, I can at least attest that they have a good bit more punch with a live sound.
posted by kaseijin at 2:52 PM on June 15, 2010


If you don't like the songs on the new Devo album, sorry, but they're the popular choice. (previous METADEVO)
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:10 PM on June 15, 2010


This is better than Valve's E3 announcement.
posted by ryoshu at 3:13 PM on June 15, 2010


In other Kitten + hat news
posted by delmoi at 3:17 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


OHMYGOD I LOVE THE LITTLE PIANO WITH A KITTY SITTING UNDERNEATH!!!!!!!!
there's even sheet music in case the kitties want to play along!
posted by msconduct at 3:31 PM on June 15, 2010


Devo! Yay.

See the tour if you can. These hags SLAY live.
posted by Empty Planet at 3:43 PM on June 15, 2010


these hags slay live
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:09 PM on June 15, 2010


I love Mothersbaugh on Yo Gabba Gabba!
posted by wwartorff at 4:10 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Q: Are we not men?
posted by Meatbomb at 4:49 PM on June 15, 2010


Yay Spuds!
posted by schyler523 at 4:51 PM on June 15, 2010




Neko! Nyan nyan!

This is a riot. All the cats are trying to hide behind the curtain in the back. Some guy has to go pull them out occasionally.

I think we should combine the cats with this project. That would be fun.

And BTW, to the guy who stole my original first pressing of Devo's first single: I know who you are. And you know what you did. Bad karma, dude.
posted by charlie don't surf at 5:47 PM on June 15, 2010


Holy crap, those are some monstrously large cats!
posted by JoanArkham at 6:43 PM on June 15, 2010


DEVO. Kitties. New album. I iz ded of awesome.
posted by SansPoint at 6:57 PM on June 15, 2010


Now it's kids in energy domes playing with teh kittehs. Oh, the cuteness. My spleen, my bile, it can' take much more of this.
posted by lekvar at 6:59 PM on June 15, 2010


Annnd it's over. That was great!
posted by wildcrdj at 8:02 PM on June 15, 2010


It can never be over. There are replays. Special highlight: cat jams with Devo on the piano at 5:57.
posted by charlie don't surf at 9:19 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't want to alarm anyone but I'm fairly certain one of those cats was under the influence of catnip.
posted by Lokisbane at 5:49 AM on June 16, 2010


Spudcats!

Thanks so much for posting this. As I spent yesterday being productive I missed the event but am enjoying the replays.

I love these guys, whether it be early import singles of "Mongoloid" or even Easy Listening Devo. Mothersbaugh's work in TV and films is always great. When they appeared live on SNL, a friend remarked that they were "another weird novelty group" that would not last. Fortunately, they were entirely wrong. De-evolution has actually caught up with them.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:17 AM on June 16, 2010


Okay.

Album obtained.

I REALLY likee me some Human Rocket.

Makes me think of when I saw them in concert WAY WAY WAY back.

Oh, my cat (J The Great and Terrible, Destroyer of Chairs) seems rather unimpressed with the album.

But he's going to have to listen to it anyway.
posted by Samizdata at 7:25 AM on June 16, 2010


Q: IZ WE NOT KITTEHS? A: WE IZ DEVO!

For my part, I'm happy with the new album. It's not the return to their early Q&A/Duty Now For The Future form that some people were hoping for, but it's a solid effort that reminds me a lot of the Oh No, It's DEVO!/Shout era, but with a lot more of Bob1 and Jerry's sorely-missed guitar sounds. Devo started to falter in the late '80s when they abandoned guitars to focus solely on synths, and I'm glad to see them back in the mix.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:28 PM on June 16, 2010


DEVO on Regis is not to be missed. They also appeared on Colbert, also good.
posted by readyfreddy at 12:02 AM on June 19, 2010


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