Bob Casale passed away last night
from conditions that lead to heart failure. Mr. Casale formed the band Devo in 1972 with his brother Gerald Casale, and brothers Mark Mothersbaugh and Bob Mothersbaugh, and drummer Alan Meyers (who passed away last year).
posted by Cookiebastard
on Feb 18, 2014 -
The Way They Were
(SLYT... 1:07:45 'The tape fails there!')... an old Granada / Channel 4 program that was a compilation of Tony Wilson's So It Goes
a show that featured performances from some of the best British Punk and New Wave bands of the time.
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Aug 29, 2012 -
What we do is what we do.
The brand new DEVO video takes the crowd-sourcing/focus-grouping element of their album Something For Everybody
to the music video world. It's a 360-degree video where the user can control the camera. (For the lazy among us, there's also a "random" button that moves from shot to shot.) The link also includes a brief interview with DEVO co-founder/video co-director Gerald V. Casale.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me
on Apr 19, 2011 -
The late night comedy show Fridays
only lasted from 1980 to 1982. The show provided many bands with their first wide exposure to U.S. audiences with some of them making their television debuts. Here's some of the up and comers (and a few established acts) from Fridays
: The Clash
, King Crimson
, The Jam
, The Boomtown Rats
, The Pretenders
, The Cars
, The Plasmatics
, Graham Parker and the Rumour
, and The Stray Cats
. [more inside]
posted by marxchivist
on Jan 8, 2010 -
Are You Not DEVO? You Are Mutato!
LA Weekly goes behind the scenes of Mutato Muzika
, the commercial music studio owned by Mark Mothersbaugh. Mark is a visual artist
, composer, oh, and front man for a little band called DEVO
who is "spending December at Mutato trying to create an album’s worth of new material and contemplating a method of dispersal in the post-record-company world."
posted by SansPoint
on Dec 6, 2007 -
On the cusp of DEVO's first tour of Europe since 1990
, it's become clear that, though largely cast aside after their 1980 hit "Whip It", DEVO's influence is finally being felt on modern audiences, around the world. DEVO has inspired tribute bands, some traditional
, some not
. They've also spawned new bands, domestic
[MySpace link], and Foreign like Japan's POLYSICS
[YouTube], and Germany's Mutate Now
[YouTube]. With musical inspiration like this, can't we forgive such missteps as Devo 2.0
posted by SansPoint
on Jun 15, 2007 -