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Live In Central Park is a concert film by DEVO, filmed during their 2004 Devolution Is Real Tour for the TV show Live! From Central Park Summer Stage. It was also released as an album. It's notable as the first concert to feature Booji Boy, since their Lollapalooza tour in 1997. The concert film has never seen a physical release, other than various bootlegs from the original broadcast. [1]

Setlist []

  1. Introduction [0:23]
  2. That's Good [8:20]
  3. Girl U Want [3:12]
  4. Whip It [4:11]
  5. Satisfaction [2:13]
  6. Uncontrollable Urge [2:12]
  7. Mongoloid [3:20]
  8. Blockhead [4:10]
  9. Jocko Homo [5:00]
  10. Smart Patrol [3:19]
  11. Mr. DNA [4:11]
  12. Gut Feeling [4:11]
  13. Slap Your Mammy [0:30]
  14. Gates Of Steel [4:11]
  15. Freedom Of Choice [4:10]
  16. Beautiful World [12:40]

Album[]

Released around the same time as the original broadcast, the soundtrack album is the only official way to experience the concert, it was released by Disc Live, a label releasing exclusively relatively cheaply made live albums of touring artists. 

Track Listing[]

Disc 1

  1. Intro
  2. That's Good
  3. Girl U Want
  4. Whip It
  5. Satisfaction
  6. Uncontrollable Urge
  7. Mongoloid
  8. Blockhead
  9. Jocko Homo

Disc 2

  1. Smart Patrol
  2. Mr. DNA
  3. Gut Feeling
  4. Slap Your Mammy
  5. Gates Of Steel
  6. Freedom Of Choice
  7. Beautiful World
CentralPark

Release Credits[]

DEVO
Mark Mothersbaugh : Vocals, Synthesizers, Keyboards, Mutated Guitar
Gerald Casale : Vocals, Synthesizers, Bass Guitar
Bob Mothersbaugh : Vocals, Lead Guitar
Bob Casale : Keyboards, Synthesizers, Guitar
Josh Freese : Unparalleled percussion
DEVO CREW
Edward James Marshall : Stage Manager, Audio Technician
Van Coppock : House Sound Engineer
Neil Taylor : Stage Monitor Engineer
John Enroth : Programming, Drum & Guitar Technician
Package design : Shelley Leopold from an original image by Scrojo
Limited edition of 1000
www.disclive.com
https://www.discogs.com/release/7129223-Devo-Live-in-Central-Park

Extra Info[]

Disc Live Network later issued limited edition CD-R live albums after shows on DEVO's 2012 tour.
https://www.disclivenetwork.com/detail.cfm?artistid=57
https://www.discogs.com/master/1610183-Devo-Devo-Battles-Live-2012-Tour-Taste-of-Newport-Newport-Beach-CA-Sep-15-2012

Sources[]

https://devo-obsesso.com/html/news_pgs/nyc-7-04.html
https://www.mixonline.com/news/disclive-record-release-devo-s-live-album-421286
https://jambands.com/news/2004/07/22/live-from-central-park-summerstage-premieres-this-weekend-on-wbac-hdnet/
https://web.archive.org/web/20230902174750/https://milwaukeehdtv.org/smf/index.php?topic=3755.0
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421387/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

References[]

  1. "DEVO - 07/23/2004 - New York, NY". Uploaded to YouTube in 2016 by Maya King. youtube.com/watch?v=OYQC-DeOcgA


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Bob Lewis | Bob Casale | Jim Mothersbaugh | Alan Myers
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Record Labels / Publishers
Booji Boy Records | Warner Brothers | Enigma | Devo, Inc. 
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Production
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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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