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Song Name: Clockout

Artist: DEVO

Appears On:

Year First Recorded: 1975

Years Performed: 1976-1978

Run Time: 2:45 (album version)

Writing Credits: Gerald V. Casale

Sung By: Gerald V. Casale

Alternate Versions: 1975 Hardcore demo version

Demo Versions: Clockout (demo)

Song Connections: 1975 Hardcore version is retitled "Blackout" on 1978 Mechanical Man EP , which Virgin paired with some AWNMWAD U.K. releases.

Trivia / Info: In 2014 they added more lyrics which are (I'm bringing money in my fists,I got my Mammy,she sweep between my hips,Oh me i got the shitty little business,Down on the block,Get ready,Get set,We gonna we gonna we gonna Clockout!!!!)

Onstage Behavior: Gerald Casale does some weird moves
Live 1977 - Jerry jogs in place and Mark does "jumping jacks" during Alan's fast drumming. Jerry gestures during "I got the big brush for your bowl." Jerry plants his feet and does a spreading gesture, extends his arms out akin to "The Swim" and steps in, along to the surf style music. Jerry also does some other sexual related gestures during Bob 1's guitar solo.

2014 live behavior is similar to earlier performances. Bob 1 briefly gets down on one knee as he begins to play guitar. Booji is on keys and paws the air above his head during Josh's fast drumming as Jerry runs in place. Jerry gestures at himself while singing "Me, I got the biggest little business" and also gestures in a tight circle, then downwards singing "down on the block." Jerry plants his feet, licks his fingers, and does a spreading gesture, extends his arms out aking to "The Swim" and steps in, akin to "The Whip", moving along to the surf style music.

Lyrics:

ALL RIGHT, CLOCKOUT


I GOT MY COAT
I GOT MY KEYS
I GOT MY HEAD DOWN TO MY LUNGS AND MOVE MY FEET
ME I GOT ALL THE SECRETARIES, DOWN ON THEIR KNEES


LOOK AT 'EM SCOOT
THEY GONNA CLOCKOUT


I GOT MY MONEY
TIED UP IN STOCK
I GOT MY MAMMY TAKE MY DOGGIE FOR A WALK
ME I GOT THE BIGGEST LITTLE BUSINESS, DOWN ON THE BLOCK


GET READY GET SET
'CAUSE WE GONNA CLOCKOUT


DOWN ON ALL FOURS
'CAUSE WE GONNA
WE GONNA, WE GONNA
WE GONNA CLOCKOUT


TAKE MY ADVICE
HEAR MY DECREE
I'M AFRAID THE FUTURE'S GONNA BE MAINTENANCE FREE
I GOT THE BIG BRUSH FOR YOU BOWL, BABY, CAN'T YOU DIG MY PLEA


GONNA GAG
UNLESS WE CLOCKOUT
NO NO NO


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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