Hardcore Vol. 1

(Rykodisc) Used CD $18.00 (Out-of-stock)

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.