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Bob Mothersbaugh in concert

Bob Mothersbaugh Jr. (born Robert L. Mothersbaugh Jr., August 11, 1952 in Akron, Ohio) or "Bob I" is the lead guitar player and occasional vocalist for Devo, and brother of lead vocalist Mark Mothersbaugh. He is also part of the music production company Mutato Muzika. In early shows he performed as the "Clown", his nickname.

Discography[]

See: Discogs and AllMusic

Equipment[]

(partial list)[1]

Gibson L6-S Custom
La Baye 2x4 "Six" (and signature 2x4 re-issue)[2]
Ibanez "Spud" Custom (Potato/Blue Cloud)
G&L SC-2
Feiten Custom T-style
Chopper Custom Bob 1 Signature Devo Spudocaster [3][4]
Gibson Les Paul

Press[]

Mark Caro. “Bob Mothersbaugh (Devo)” Caropop. RSS.com S01 E84. 53:39 (2023, May 18).
https://rss.com/podcasts/thecaropopcast/956037/ (From archive.org).
"LISTEN: Mark & Bob Mothersbaugh Share Updated RUGRATS Theme Song". Article. Rhino. (2021, May 18).
https://www.rhino.com/article/listen-mark-bob-mothersbaugh-share-updated-rugrats-theme-song (From archive.org).
Jon Blistein. "Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh Talk Updating ‘Rugrats’ Music for Cartoon’s Revival: See the new opening credits sequence, featuring an updated theme song from the Devo frontman". Music. Rolling Stone. (2021, May 17).
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/mark-mothersbaugh-bob-mothersbaugh-rugrats-music-new-theme-song-1170317/ (From archive.org).
Jillian Burnett. “Bob Mothersbaugh (DEVO)". Ask The Artist. NRG Recording Studios. (2017, July 25).
https://www.nrgrecording.com/post/ask-the-artist-bob-mothersbaugh-devo (From archive.org).
Linda Sim. "Bob Mothersbaugh underscores variety of work available for musicians". Business Day. The Sydney Morning Herald. Photo by Nigel Welch. (2016, March 19).
https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/bob-mothersbaugh-underscores-variety-of-work-available-for-musicians-20160311-gngc4d.html (From archive.org).
Poppy Reid (Former Editor). "From Stage to Screen: How Devo’s Bob 1 & Cartoon Network became collaborators". Features. The Music Network. (2015, December 10).
https://themusicnetwork.com/from-stage-to-screen-how-devos-bob-1-and-cartoon-network-became-collaborators/ (From archive.org). (Article photos.[5])
Poppy Reid (Former Editor). "Panel Review: The Kids Are Alright! at Screen Forever". News. The Music Network. (2015, November 27).
Jason Shadrick. "Devo“. Rig Rundown. Premier Guitar. (2012, October 22).
https://www.premierguitar.com/gear/rig-rundown-devo (From archive.org).
Steve Jennings (Photos and text). “DEVO”. All Access. Live. Mix: Professional Audio and Video Production. MixOnline.com (2011, May 1).
https://www.mixonline.com/recording/may-1-2011-371831
mixonline.com/live/tourprofiles/all_access_devo/ (From archive.org).
https://research.ebsco.com/c/m57ck4/viewer/pdf/hckehlpg7n
Kent Carmical. "Devo: Bastardizing the Blues". Premier Guitar. (2010, September 21).
http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Devo_Bastardizing_the_Blues (From archive.org).
Jon Burlingame. "Devo descendents find music reaches new ages". ‘Rugrats’ At 10. Daily Variety. Vol. 272 Issue 34, pA8. (2001, July 20).
https://research.ebsco.com/c/m57ck4/viewer/pdf/dureyziu4r
Paul Provenza. [Bob Mothersbaugh interview] Features. Music. Checkout: the entertainment network. Checkout.com (2001).
Edited by John Mangan. (With James Chessell). "Q: Are we not Rugrats?" Backpage. Today. The Age. (Melbourne). (2000, April 19).
Jas Obrecht. "Bob Mothersbaugh". Pro's Reply. Guitar Player. (1981, July).
[Interviewed April 1981][6]
https://dangerousminds.net/search/results?keywords=bob+mothersbaugh

Notes and References[]

  1. Jason Shadrick. "Devo". Rig Rundown. Premier Guitar. (2012-10-23).
    http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Rig_Rundown_Devo Rig Rundown

  2. Michael/Devo-Obsesso (Michael Pilmer). "Bob1 Signature La Baye 2x4 Guitar Reissue!" News. ClubDEVO. (2015-1-9).
    clubdevo.com/news/item/6048-bob1-signature-labaye-2x4-guitar-reissue (From archive.org).

  3. Spudocaster archived image.
  4. "oh, no! it's the Devo SPUDOCASTER guitar 'by Chopper' ". ChopperGuitars.com
    chopperguitars.com:80/spud.htm (From archive.org).

  5. Article photo 1: https://web.archive.org/web/20161022022433/https://res.cloudinary.com/the-music-network/image/upload/v1448931035/typ9yagatcdwe1vaitbt.jpg
    (Creative crew of Exchange Student Zero gather onstage in Melbourne). Article photo 2: https://web.archive.org/web/20161022024434/http://res.cloudinary.com/the-music-network/image/upload/v1448931004/vbfalvp0iqev0ozvvn7j.jpg
    (Bob playing guitar onstage in yellow suit and energy dome). Article photo 3: https://web.archive.org/web/20161022022244/http://res.cloudinary.com/the-music-network/image/upload/v1448930933/ahdv1015c5xqvndvyswx.jpg
    (Bob scoring TV program at Mutato Muzika workspace).

  6. Bob Mothersbaugh, 28 April 1981. Audiocassette. "Bob Mothersbaugh of Devo interview; used for Guitar Player, July 1981". Jas Obrecht Collection. Wilson Special Collections Library. UNC.
    https://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/sfc/id/73436/rec/1

External Links[]

Bob Mothersbaugh Artist - Discography -- Discogs
Bob Mothersbaugh Person - Overview -- MusicBrainz
Bob Mothersbaugh Credits -- AllMusic
Robert Mothersbaugh Filmography -- IMDb
Bob Mothersbaugh -- Wikipedia


DEVO
Mark Mothersbaugh | Gerry Casale | Bob Mothersbaugh
Bob Lewis | Bob Casale | Jim Mothersbaugh | Alan Myers
David Kendrick | Josh Freese
Jeff Friedl | Josh Hager
Record Labels / Publishers
Booji Boy Records | Warner Brothers | Enigma | Devo, Inc. 
Stiff | Virgin | Rykodisk | Infinite Zero | Restless | Discovery | Rhino 
MVD Audio | The Orchard | Superior Viaduct | Futurismo
Production
Brian Eno | Ken Scott | Robert Margouleff | Roy Thomas Baker | DEVO 
The Teddybears | Greg Kurstin | Santi White | John King | John Hill | Mark Nishita 
Official Studio Albums
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)
Filmography
In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976) | The Men Who Make The Music (1981) | Human Highway (1982) | We're All DEVO (1984) | The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) | DEVO Live (2004) | DEVO Live In The Land Of The Rising Sun (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
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