DEVO are an American audio-visual group from Ohio whose members include Gerald V. Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Bob "Bob 1" Mothersbaugh. They were called the "future of rock" by David Bowie. Their innovative live performances, music and videos culturally impacted the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Devolutionary Theory[]

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Kent State Shootings[]

Devo took some inspiration in their music from the infamous Kent State Shootings of 1970. This affected the band a lot, as G. Casale, B. Lewis and M. Mothersbaugh were college students while the horrible event took place.

Early Recordings and Performances[]

Lineup Changes[]

Major Label Contracts[]

Later Performances[]

Song List[]





Devo developed and produced the home computer game Devo Presents Adventures of the Smart Patrol. It was released by Inscape in 1996, accompanied by a soundtrack album.
Devo expressed an early interest in releasing tracks in download-only formats, citing "Dump Truck," a demo for "Girl U Want", as a potential release. Digital releases include:
Red Shark (2:39) (demo version 1)
Signal Ready (2:06)
Let's Get To It (2:56)
Knock Boots (3:36)
What We Do (Single Edit) (3:09)
What We Do (Static Revenger Remix) (6:22)
What We Do (Kinky Remix) (5:10)
What We Do (Avant Hard Remix) (5:12)
Freedom Of Choice (Hoska & Osheen Last Minute Remix) (5:25)
Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed) (3:10)
Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed) (Remix) (5:07)
Several other Devo tracks available on the internet subsequently had a physical release.
  • Devo's videos made after SmoothNoodleMaps have not been available in a traditional physical format with packaging. They can be experienced as sound and vision.
Several are available through YouTube at "Devo - Official Channel" and "DEVOvision".
Watch Us Work It
Merry Something To You
Don't Shoot (I'm A Man)
What We Do
Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed)
A ton of content related to Something for Everybody has only been available online, some is at DEVOvision
Also, a ton of DEVOtee song tributes, videos, remixes, and rare A.V. finds can be sought out on the internet.

Devo-affiliated characters

See Also[]


External Links[]

Official website - Club DEVO -

Official twitter - @DEVO -

Official facebook -

Official MySpace -

Official YouTube - DEVO Vision -

Official Instagram@clubdevo -

Official Illustrated History D-E-V-O by DEVO -


Internet Archive (Wayback Machine)

WorldCat, Google Books/Magazine search, Google News Archive search

U.S. Copyright Office, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Discogs, 45cat, MusicBrainz

YouTube, Vimeo, Mashable

IMDb, AllMusic, AllMovie

Booji Boy's Basement (The Devolved Archives), DEVO Live Guide, DEVO Print Archive


RIAA, Billboard, International charts

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
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 (1977) | 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)
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) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
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