Song Name: Post Post-Modern Man

Artist: DEVO

Appears On: smoothnoodlemaps

Run Time: 2:55 (album version)

Year Written: 19xx

Year Recorded:

Year Released: 1990

Years Performed: [1] 1989 to 1990

Writing Credits: Gerald V. Casale/Mark Mothersbaugh

Sung By: Mark (lead), with Jerry


Alternate Versions:

Post Post Post-Modern Edit (6:09)
Remix Version (3:20)
Pre Post Post-Modern Instrumental (2:47)
Macro Post-Modern Mix (3:21)
Sub Post-Modern Mix (6:49)
Neo Post-Modern Mix (6:44)
Ultra Post-Modern Dub (6:13)

Demo Versions: None known.

Song Connections:

Trivia / Info:[]

During the Rocky Schenck Remix music video, film clips are used from Girl U Want, Whip It, Satisfaction, Love Without Anger, The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize, Freedom of Choice, Peek-A-Boo!, Through Being Cool, and Beautiful World.

Onstage Behavior:

Lyrics: Post Post-Modern Man - Genius Lyrics

Lyric transcription from the release:
if I had a hammer
I'd wake up all my neighbors
pounding out a rhythm
all about you
if I had a pencil
I'd push me some paper
I'd build a skyscraper
to get close to you
if I had a lasso
I'd sail out the window
and land on an island
next to you
if I had a hot rod
I'd fasten up my seatbelt
and break the speed limit
gettin to you
but I ain't got a hammer
and I ain't got a pencil
and I ain't got a lasso
so I'm doing it the hard way
like a post post-modern man
if I had a credit card
I'd clear me a pathway
through the deepest jungle
right to your door
if I had a camera
I'd snap away my fingers
and collect up the pictures
of you of course
but I ain't got a hot rod
and I ain't got a credit card
no chance for a camera
so I'm doing it the hard way
like a post post-modern man
well I ain't got a hammer
and I ain't got a lasso
no chance for a camera
so I'm doing it the hard way


Gerald Casale/Corporate Directed Album Version
Rocky Schenck Directed Remix Version

Live Video:


External Links:

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 (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)
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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