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Devo
in Boston, June 27, 2008
Background information
Origin Ohio, United States
Genres Punk rock, New Wave, post-punk, synthpop, synthpunk, art rock, techno, synthrock, dance-punk
Years active 1972–1991
1996–present
Labels Warner Bros., Enigma,
Stiff, Virgin
Booji Boy
Associated acts Devo 2.0
Smart Patrol
Jihad Jerry & the Evildoers
The Wipeouters
Dove, The Band of Love
Website www.clubdevo.com
Members
Mark Mothersbaugh
Gerald Casale
Bob Mothersbaugh
Josh Freese
Josh Hager
Past members
Bob Lewis
Peter Gregg
Fred Weber
Rod Reisman
Jim Mothersbaugh
Alan Myers
David Kendrick
Jeff Friedl
Bob Casale

Devo is an American new wave pop music band formed in Ohio. Their best-known lineup consisted of Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh, Robert Casale, and Alan Myers. They had popular songs in the 1970s and 1980s. Devo had a big influence on the new wave music movement.

Devo often used various keyboards (called synthesizers) in their songs, including the Moog synthesizer.

Their most famous song was called "Whip It". That song was released in 1980.

Devo occasionally performs concerts for the public.

Discography

  • Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are DEVO! (1978)
  • Duty Now for the Future (1979)
  • Freedom of Choice (1980)
  • New Traditionalists (1981)
  • oh, no! it's DEVO (1982)
  • SHOUT (1984)
  • Total DEVO (1988)
  • smoothnoodlemaps (1990)
  • Something for Everybody (2010)

Line up

Sextet Devo
(1973–1974)
  • Gerald Casale - Bass Guitar
  • Bob Lewis - Guitar
  • Bob Casale - Guitar
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - Minimoog and Mellotron
  • Fred Weber - Vocals
  • Rod Reisman - Drums

The Sextet Devo performed only once in 1973 at the Kent State Performing Arts festival

Devo
(1974–1976)
  • Gerald Casale ("Chinaman") - Bass Guitar, Vocals
  • Mark Mothersbaugh ("Booji Boy") - Synthesizers, Vocals
  • Bob Mothersbaugh ("The Clown") - Guitar
  • Jim Mothersbaugh ("Jungle" Jim) - Electronic Percussion
  • Bob Lewis - Guitar ('74 KSU Creative Arts Festival and Pink Flamingos performances)
Devo
Classic Line Up
(1976–1985)
  • Gerald Casale - Bass Guitar, Bass Synthesizer, Vocals
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - Synthesizers, Guitar, Vocals
  • Bob Mothersbaugh ("Bob 1") - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards (studio)
  • Bob Casale ("Bob 2") - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Engineer
  • Alan Myers - Drums, Electronic Percussion
Total Devo
(1987–1991, 2003-2004)
  • Gerald Casale - Bass Guitar, Bass Synthesizer, Vocals
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - Synthesizers, Vocals, Mutated Guitars (Satisfaction)
  • Bob Mothersbaugh ("Bob 1") - Guitar, Vocals
  • Bob Casale ("Bob 2") - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Engineer
  • David Kendrick - Drums
Devo (1996-2003, 2004-2014)
  • Gerald Casale - Bass Guitar, Bass Synthesizer, Vocals
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - Synthesizers, Vocals, Mutated Guitars (Satisfaction)
  • Bob Mothersbaugh ("Bob 1") - Guitar, Vocals
  • Bob Casale ("Bob 2") - Guitar, Keyboards, Bass Synthesizer, Occasional Vocals, Engineer
  • Josh Freese - Drums

Neil Taylor, Devo's drum technician also performs when Freese is unavailable, and performed on the 2008 Australian Tour.
Jeff Friedl, drummer for ashes dIVIDE and Puscifer, has been performing with Devo on selected dates while Freese is performing with Weezer, and provided additional drums on the album "Something For Everybody", before Friedl left the band in early 2013.

"Hardcore Devo" (2014)
  • Gerald Casale - Bass Guitar, Bass Synthesizer, Vocals
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - Synthesizers, Vocals, Mutated Guitars (Satisfaction)
  • Bob Mothersbaugh ("Bob 1") - Guitar, Vocals
  • Josh Freese - Drums

Bob Casale died in February 2014

Current (2014-today)
  • Gerald Casale - Bass Guitar, Bass Synthesizer, Vocals
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - Synthesizers, Vocals, Mutated Guitars (Satisfaction)
  • Bob Mothersbaugh - Guitar, Vocals
  • Josh Hager ("Josh 2") - Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer
  • Josh Freese ("Josh 1") - Drums

Josh Hager replaced the late Bob Casale. Jeff Friedl and David Kendrick filled in for Freese during a tour in Chile, due to Freese performing with The Vandals.

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