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    Devo "Live 1981 Seattle" CD

    £12.99

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    Booji Boy Records

    Devo "Live 1981 Seattle" CD

    £12.99

    A rare recording of DEVO live in concert during their 1981 New Traditionalists tour, extracted from DEVO’s archives.

    For this tour, DEVO donned the self-designed plastic replicas of Reagan’s lacquered hair look and got to work on synchronized treadmills placed in a stage set featuring a back lit, fast food abomination of a Greek temple with Ionic columns.

    DEVO were through bein’ cool even though they never started. The look, the show and the songs mutated beyond their satiric underpinnings into something strangely captivating to many and very threatening to others. Once again DEVO struck a raw nerve and served as a cultural litmus test.

    The press heaped big helpings of praise for their originality and vicious attacks on their “ungodliness” in equal amounts.

    This CD was cut from a cassette recording of DEVO’s show in Seattle, WA show in November ‘81.

    DEVO archivist Michael Pilmer (aka Devo-Obsesso), found the tape in a shoebox full of cassettes in Bob No 2’s home fifteen years ago, which he immediately transferred to DAT. Afterward it promptly disappeared in the flotsam of Devo history.

    Here resurrected it stands as a testament to Prince’s claim “Devo, you guys are crazy!” Yes, crazy tight and relentless like Caucasian James Browns on marching powder.

    Tracks 1-18 recorded live November 28, 1981 in Seattle, WA @ Seattle Center Arena .

    Tracks 19 & 20 recorded live November 5, 1981 in Boston, MA @The Orpheum.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Opening Theme
    2. Going Under
    3. Through Being Cool
    4. Jerkin’ Back n’ Forth
    5. Soft Things
    6. Pity U
    7. Girl U Want
    8. Planet Earth
    9. Whip It
    10. Race Of Doom
    11. Set Change Countdown
    12. Super Thing
    13. Uncontrollable Urge
    14. Mongoloid
    15. Jocko Homo
    16. Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA
    17. Gut Feeling
    18. Gates Of Steel

    Bonus Tracks:
    19. Beautiful World
    20. Working In A Coalmine

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