Now for something truely left field. Devo were/are in many ways unique. Proponents of the Theory of Devolution, the band believe that the human race is devolving (Devolution, de-evolution, or backward evolution is the notion that a species can change into a more 'primative' form over time. Devolution presumes that there is a preferred hierarchy of structure and function, and that evolution must mean "progress" to "more advanced" organisms. This may include the idea that some modern species that have lost functions or complexity accordingly must be degenerate forms of their ancestors).
Here's their first UK TV appearence in which they explain themselves.
"We are the fluid in the punk enema bag"!
'So It Goes' Granada TV, UK 1978
Over the years they have certainly exercised a powerful influence over their fans. Take this pillock for example.....
A pillock sporting an Energy Dome
Here's a great quality radio broadcast from The Orpheum Theater in Boston. This set features their best material in my opinion.
1. Freedom Of Choice Theme/Whip It
3. It's Not Right
4. Girl U Want
5. Planet Earth
6. S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)
7. Secret Agent Man
8. Pink Pussycat
11. Uncontrollable Urge
13. Be Stiff
14. Gates Of Steel
15. Freedom Of Choice
16. Jocko Homo
17. Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA
18. Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy
19. Come Back Jonee