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BeStiff12

7" Cover Art by DEVO

- front
BeStiff12b-front

12" Cover Art - front

BeStiff12b-back

12" Cover Art by Barney Bubbles - back

BeStiff7

Snot-colored 7"

First Released: 1978 (Show All)
Tracks: 12": 6 / 7": 2
Label: UK: Stiff

12" Track Listing[]

  1. Jocko Homo (3:14)
  2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (2:47)
  3. Be Stiff (2:28)
  4. Mongoloid (3:20)
  5. (I Saw My Baby Getting) Sloppy (2:15)
  6. Social Fools (2:41)

7" Track Listing[]

  1. Be Stiff (2:28)
  2. Social Fools (2:41)
  • Runout grooves read "Nick's Cut"/"E.G."


Extra Info[]

Be Stiff (2 track single)[]

  • 7" in black vinyl, yellow vinyl or clear vinyl, with picture sleeve or custom black bag.
  • This single features the original image of Chi-Chi Rodríguez, rather than the altered one that appeared later on Q/A.
    The cover art includes the song title "Be Stiff" on the front and "Social Fools" on the back.
  • The Be Stiff / Social Fools 7" single did not have a prior Booji Boy release.
  • This “Be Stiff” track was recorded at Connie Plank’s studio in Germany, in February of 1978.
    It was produced by Brian Eno [with some help from DEVO].
  • This "Social Fools" track was recorded and produced by DEVO in July of 1978 when DEVO had returned to Ohio.

B Stiff (6 track EP)[]

  • Recorded from October 1976–October 1977
  • 12" exists in versions with and without pauses between songs.
  • The 12", six track EP is a compilation of the three DEVO singles Stiff distributed.
  • This cover art was by Barney Bubbles (Colin Fulcher). (The art includes the EP title, "B Stiff," printed in very small type under the second egg.)

References[]

External Links[]

B Stiff (EP) (Master Release) -- Discogs

Be Stiff (EP) (Release group) -- MusicBrainz

Be Stiff (EP) (Overview) -- AllMusic

B Stiff (EP) -- Wikipedia

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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)
Other Albums
Be Stiff EP (1978) | E-Z Listening Disc (1987) | Now It Can Be Told: DEVO at the Palace (1989) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 1 74-77 (1990) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 2 1974-1977 (1991) | DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years (1992) | DEV-O Live (1999) | Recombo DNA (2000) | Live In Central Park (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | New Traditionalists: Live 1981 Seattle (2012) | Something ELSE for Everybody  (2013) | Miracle Witness Hour  (2014) | Live at Max's Kansas City - November 15, 1977  (2014) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015) | Art Devo 1973-1977  (2023)
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