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in Boston, June 27, 2008
|Origin||Ohio, United States|
|Genres||Punk rock, New Wave, post-punk, synthpop, synthpunk, art rock, techno, synthrock, dance-punk|
|Labels||Warner Bros., Enigma,
|Associated acts||Devo 2.0
Jihad Jerry & the Evildoers
Dove, The Band of Love
|Past members||Bob Lewis
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.
- 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)
The Sextet Devo performed only once in 1973 at the Kent State Performing Arts festival
Classic Line Up
|Devo (1996-2003, 2004-2014)||
Neil Taylor, Devo's drum technician also performs when Freese is unavailable, and performed on the 2008 Australian Tour.
|"Hardcore Devo" (2014)||
Bob Casale died in February 2014
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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Devo performing live in Atlanta, Georgia, 1978: Bob Casale and Gerald Casale
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