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Song Name: ONO AKA O NO

Artist: DEVO

Appears On: Hardcore Volume 1 (1990)

Year Recorded: 1974
Run Time: 2:46

Writing Credits: Mark Mothersbaugh / Gerald V. Casale

Sung By: Mark Mothersbaugh

Performed Live: 1974, 1975, 2014

04/23/74 - Governance Chambers, Kent State University (Creative Arts Festival), Kent, Ohio
04/04/75 - University Auditorium, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
2014 - HARDCORE DEVO TOUR , U.S. and Canada

Onstage Behavior:

Alternate Versions:

Demo Versions: The official release is the demo.

Song Connections:

Song Title Info:

  • The Daily Kent Stater advertising the 4/23/74 show says the song "O No" would be included.
  • The Hardcore Volume 2 compilation lists the song title as "Ono."
  • The 2014 HARDCORE TOUR set list used onstage lists this song as "O NO". [1]
WARNING: THIS SONG MIGHT CREEP YOU OUT

Lyrics:

WE WERE ALL ALONE
THEN SHE BIT MY BONE
I SAID, “LET'S SELL THE PHONE
TRY TO GET AWAY"
I KNEW SHE WAS IN HEAT
SHE KNELT AT MY FEET
WET SOCKS ON THE FLOOR
BUT IT'S ALL THE SAME
LAST YEAR WE GOT SICK
DOCTORS DID THE TRICK
NOW I GOTTA USE A STICK
BUT IT'S STILL THE SAME
ROUGH AS A MATCHPAD
DRY AS A CACTUS
ONO YOU GO HOME

??? POLICEMEN FILL UP ???

STUDENT TEACHER’S LICENSE PLATES

EAT MY DINNER, WORDS ARE GONE

I FEEL SLIPPED AWAY

THE MORAL IS DON’T START

EVEN IF YOU’RE SMART

YOU DON’T HAVE A CHANCE

IT’S ALL THE SAME

References:

  1. BrooklynVegan.com. June 20, 2014. "Devo went "hardcore" at Best Buy Theater (pics, setlist)." Photo of set list used on 6/19/2014. Article photos by P Squared Photography.

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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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