DEVO

Hardcore Vol. 1

(Rykodisc) Used CD $18.00

Recorded on various four-track machines and in tiny studios, basements and garages between 1974-1977, originally released in 1990, Devo’s pre-punk conceptual art project strips rock ’n’ roll bare of its collective cool and jerks back into propaganda and radical philosophy fit for post-modern man. Noisy synth, strangled guitar chops, grinding, pent-up energy and a primitive rhythmic thud power early Devo, beneath which are threaded lyrical themes of post-McCarthy paranoia, middle-class ephemera and lack of sex. Ten-page book of lyrics and pictures. Drilled promo.

DEVO

Now It Can Be Told

(Enigma Retro) Used 2xLP $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

A semi-acoustic live set with heavily altered versions of earlier hits, recorded at The Palace during Devo’s comeback tour in 1988.

DEVO

Watch Us Work It

(MVD Audio) Used LP $5.00

Teddybears Mix, Original Demo, Karaoke Mix, and Still Workin’ Mix of the tune used in Dell laptop computer television ads, plus Devo’s mix of The Attery Squash’s “Devo Was Right About Everything.”