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The Complete Truth About De-Evolution showcases all of DEVO's music videos, filmed between 1976 and 1990. The extras include an extensive supplements archive.

LaserDisc Track Order[]

Side A

A1 Logos (1993)
A2 Titles (1993)
A3 DEVO Corporate Anthem (1979)
A4 In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976)
Secret Agent Man (1976)
Jocko Homo (1976)
A5 Satisfaction (1978)
A6 A Word About Laserdiscs (1984)[1] [2] [3]
A7 Come Back Jonee (1978)
A8 The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise (1979)
A9 Worried Man (1979)
A10 Whip It (1980)
A11 Girl U Want (1980)
A12 Freedom Of Choice (1980)
A13 Another Word About Laserdiscs (1984)
A14 Through Being Cool (1981)
A15 Love Without Anger (1981)
A16 Beautiful World (1981)
A17 Time Out For Fun (1982)
A18 Peek-A-Boo (1982)
A19 That's Good (1982)
A20 More About Laserdiscs (1984)
A21 R U Experienced? (1984)[4]

Side B

B1 The Final Word About Laserdiscs (1984)
B2 Disco Dancer (1988)
B3 Post Post-Modern Man (1990)
B4 Post Post-Modern Man (Rocky Schenck Remix) (1990)
B5 Devo Music Video Credits (1990)
B6 Supplement Opening / Directory (1993)
B7 Chuck Statler Interview (1993)
B8 Tour Film (1980)
B9 Early Live Gigs (1973 - 1977)
B10 Photos (Still gallery)
B11 The Deal (Still gallery with text)
B12 Albums, Singles, CDs (Still gallery)
B13 Posters (Still gallery)
B14 DEVO-wear And T-shirts (Still gallery)
B15 Buttons, Pins, Badges (Still gallery)
B16 Miscellaneous De-evolution (Still gallery)
B17 Kindred Spirit (Still gallery with text)
B18 Laserdisc Production credits
B19 Color Bars

2014 DVD release[]

Bonus Materials [5]
Live Footage From Throughout Devo's Career
• Early Live Gigs
• Gates of Steel (Live 1980 DVD)
• Uncontrollable Urge (Live in the Land of the Rising Sun DVD [2003])
• Mongoloid (Sundance, 1996)
Galleries
• Devo Photos & Releases
And More
• Interview with Director Chuck Statler (1993)
Mongoloid, a film by Bruce Conner (1978)
And
• Audio commentary track with Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale (1993)

Press / Reviews[]

2014 DVD (MVD):
"Press Links" MVD entertainment group. [6]
https://mvdb2b.com/?site_id=press&stock_num=MVD6054D

Other Reviews
Bill Kopp. “The Complete Truth About De-evolution”. DVD Review. MUSOscribe. (Posted 2015, January 13).
https://blog.musoscribe.com/index.php/2015/01/13/dvd-review-the-complete-truth-about-de-evolution/ (From archive.org).

Loren (Editor in Chief). Devo - “The Complete Truth About De-Evolution”. Review / Video/DVD Review. Scene Point Blank. (2014, October 6).
https://www.scenepointblank.com/reviews/devo/complete-truth-about-de-evolution/ (From archive.org).

Robert Barry Francos. "DVD Review: DEVO: The Complete Truth About De-Evolution". Ffanzeen. (Posted 2014, March 7).
https://ffanzeen.blogspot.com/2014/03/dvd-review-devo-complete-truth-about-de.html (From archive.org).

Ty Stranglehold. "Devo: The Complete Truth About De-Evolution: DVD”. Video Reviews. Razorcake. (2014, July 3).
https://razorcake.org/archive-devo-the-complete-truth-about-de-evolution-dvd/ (From archive.org).

Carolyn Keddy. “Through Being Cool”. Bring Me The Head Of Gene Siskel. Movies. Maximum Rocknroll #371, (2014, April).
https://archive.org/details/mrr_371/page/n94/mode/1up?q=Devo

2003 DVD (Rhino):
James Griffiths. "Devo, The Complete Truth About De-Evolution/Devo Live". Review. The Guardian. (2004, September 30).
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2004/oct/01/dvdreviews.shopping (From archive.org).

Eli Attie (Special to The Washington Post). "Devo Saw the Future, But That Was Then". Recordings - Arts. Washington Post. pg. N2.(2004, January 4).

Adam Tyner. “Devo - The Complete Truth About De-Evolution”. Reviews. DVD talk. (2003, November 18). https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/review/8670 (From archive.org).
(2003 article + screenshots at https://rockshockpop.com/articles/movies-aa/377928-devo-%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%80%9C-the-complete-truth-about-de-evolution?3613-Devo---The-Complete-Truth-About-De-evolution= )

User reviews. "Devo - The Complete Truth About De-Evolution". "Movie Reviews" Swap A DVD. [About 2003 DVD.]
https://www.swapadvd.com/Devo-Complete-Truth-About-Evolution/dvd/44906/ (From archive.org).

1993 LaserDisc (Voyager):
Charles Bermant. "Coming Soon, to a Drive Near You". "Take Control of Rock 'n' Roll - Interactive technology puts you in charge of the music you love". Electronic Entertainment. p58. (1994, March).
https://archive.org/details/ElectronicEntertainment03Mar1994/page/n61/mode/2up?q=%22complete+truth+about+de+evolution%22

”Everyone is talking about interactive rock 'n' roll, but real commitments are harder to come by.” “...interactive titles may contain some of the following: DEVO: The Complete Truth About De-evolution, a revisionist history of the band including music, video, and interviews (Voyager; 800446-2001; LaserDisc, $49.95)...”

Chris Willman. "DEVO: The Complete Truth About De-Evolution" (Voyager laser disc). Rising Stars and Visionaries". Los Angeles Times. pg. F60. (1994, January 9).
(From archive.org).

Kenneth Korman . “Devo and L.A. Journal laserdiscs.” Editor's Choice. Video Magazine. Volume XVII Number 7. p81. (1993, October).
https://archive.org/details/video-magazine-1993-10/page/n1/mode/2up?q=devo

Promotion Event
The 1993 laserdisc was promoted with “Devo Day” including a Devo cover set by Claw Hammer.[7][8]

References[]

  1. Laserdisc Demonstration Disc. Pioneer Video Inc.(1984)

  2. Back cover pic of All there is to know about 1. LASERDISC 2.FORESIGHT 3.SYNTHESIZED SURROUND PROCESSOR - “Featuring Devo & Ray Charles

  3. Devo's full Pioneer LD promotion segment is at Archive.org

  4. Audio commentary track is available on both the LD and the DVD optical disc releases.

  5. "Bonus Materials". Devo - The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (DVD). MVD Entertainment Group.
    https://mvdshop.com/products/devo-the-complete-truth-about-de-evolution-dvd

  6. "Products Assests". Devo - The Complete Truth About De-Evolution. MVD entertainment group.
    https://mvdb2b.com/s/DevoTheCompleteTruthAboutDeEvolution/MVD6054D

  7. "Claw Hammer - Devo Cover Set - Live at Virgin Megastore, LA 8/14/93". Uploaded to YouTube by Bob Lee. (2020, August 3). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOEC2bR55PY

  8. Chris McGowan. "Laser Scans ™". Home Video. Billboard. (1993, August 14).

    Voyager is sponsoring “Devo Day” at the Virgin Megastore on Aug. 14, from 1-4 p.m., to promote the band’s new Voyager laserdisc “Devo: The Complete Truth About De-evolution” ($49.95). The disc marks their 20th anniversary and contains music videos, commentary by the band, and a comprehensive Devo history. The Virgin event will include live music by Claw Hammer, appearances by Devo members, and discounts on CDs and laserdiscs.




External links[]

The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (Master Release) -- Discogs
The Complete Truth About De-Evolution [Video] (Overview) -- AllMusic
The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) -- IMDb
The Complete Truth About De-Evolution -- Wikipedia
The Complete Truth About De-evolution (1993) -- LDDB
The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) – Letterboxd


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