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Song Name: Somewhere With DEVO AKA "The Somewhere Suite"

Artist: DEVO

Appears On:

Run Time:

  • 18:22 (demo)
  • 11:20 (live)

Year Recorded:

  • '86-'87 (demo)
  • 1988 (live)

Year Released:

  • 1989 (live), 2021 live track reissue
  • 2000 (demo), 2017 demo reissue

Years Performed: (live version) 1988-1990, 1991(Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA)

Writing Credits:

Somewhere - Composed by Leonard Bernstein / lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Shout - Gerald V. Casale / Mark Mothersbaugh
Disco Dancer - Gerald V. Casale / Mark Mothersbaugh
Social Fools - Gerald V. Casale

Sung By: Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale with Bob Mothersbaugh

Alternate Versions:

(live)
(studio version / demo)
(unreleased demo)

Demo Versions:

Song Connections:

Trivia / Info:

  • In the 2017 Recombo DNA reissue it was released on a mini CD "as originally intended" and

titled "The Somewhere Suite" as it was on a 1989 advert, and subdivided into six parts -

  • Part 1 Departure: Search For Somewhere/Somewhere (Prelude)/Somewhere
    • Part 2 Recruitment: First Stop The Orient (Society's Fools)/Second Stop Africa (SomethingElse)/ Third Stop Europa (Are You Ready?)
  • Part 3 Battle For The Mind Itself
    • Part 4 Victory Parade
      • Part 5 Finale: Somewhere (Refrain)/Shot Into Space...
        • Part 6 I'm A Disco Dancer With Nowhere To Go

Onstage Behavior: See Somewhere With DEVO (live)

Lyrics: See:

Somewhere
Somewhere With DEVO (studio version / demo)
Somewhere With DEVO (live)

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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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