Just Announced Devo has been named a 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee! Voting begins now at rockhall.lnk.to/2021FanVote
We appreciate all the fans years of support!
To be eligible for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or album had to have been released in 1995 or earlier. A voter pool of more than 1,000 artists, historians, journalists, and members of the music industry will select the new class. Starting today, fans will also have a chance to take part in the process by voting at rockhall.com or at an interactive kiosk at the museum in Cleveland. Their selections will count as a single “fan ballot” that gets tabulated along with the others.
In case you missed it, you can now view last weekend’s YouTube livestream featuring a casual perusal of DEVO’s recent paperback book release with Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso and Gerald V. Casale of DEVO. See archived video here:
Saturday Feb. 6th from 8pm-9pm EST / YouTube Livestream:
A casual perusal of the new DEVO paperback book issued in 2020. Join Michael Pilmer (aka Devo-Obsesso) and DEVO’s Gerald V. Casale as they browse the latest version of DEVO’s book, which was originally released in limited edition hardcover back in 2018. Go here on Feb. 6th, 2021 at 8pm EST: YouTube.com/mpilmer
“LISTEN UP SPUDS! First the bad news. The DEVO Buttoned-Down Collar Leisure Shirt sold out in 30 minutes! OK, that’s not so bad because the good news is the folks at Middle of Beyond have arranged to satisfy scores of you who missed out and let it be known by starting a pre-Order program. You can get your shirt in the size you want (S-3XL) if you’re willing to be a bit patient with the lead time (a month or two). Pre-order by Feb. 15th to ensure you get your size. I must admit the unprecedented demand caught DEVO by surprise. Thank you all for the great seal of approval.”
Duty Now for the Future,
Gerald V. Casale of DEVO.
ALL DRESSED UP AND NO PLACE TO GO! That’s the situation in which we find ourselves during these Pandemic Times. So, with restaurants and non-essential businesses shuttered and stay-at-home advisories in place, DEVO and Middle Of Beyond decided to bring back our 1979 Leisure Wear shirt so you can comfortably look sharp for your food delivery person, plumber or Zoom call meetings. Originally conceived as disposable DEVO stage wear made of Tyvec, our re-issued design is collectible and comes to you in 100% cotton with a buttoned down collar!
Just like the original design from 42 years ago the shirt is fabricated from bolts of step & repeat print fabric composed of the same juxtaposition of images DEVO made famous. That means that no 2 shirts are exactly alike since the unique cut and sew process means the images appear in slightly different positions on each finished garment. It’s like a DEVO, one-off edition you can wash n’ wear! And, when these Covid 19 blues evaporate and DEVO comes out to play, you’ll be ready to join us in buttoned-down style!
See Devo-Obsesso reveal this new item by DEVO, Inc. in this YouTube Unboxing Video!
In stock and shipping now!
BUY NOW at MiddleOfBeyond.com!
Additional Pressings of DEVOtional 7″ Vinyl
Available Starting Dec. 1st!
Maybe you’re one of the lucky spuds who will receive the DEVOtional 2020 7″ vinyl single, pressed on red vinyl in a hand numbered edition of only 100, which will be sent to the first 100 people who bought tickets to our postponed DEVOtional 2020 event.
Maybe not? Don’t fret! We’re offering 2 additional versions of this single, both of which go on sale starting DEC. 1st, 2020!
Only 100 of each version pressed!
CLICK HERE for Blue Vinyl edition (w/ “DEVO” cover art) starting Dec. 1st, 2020.
Email FORMOSAPUNK@HOTMAIL.COM for Clear Vinyl edition (w/ Japanese cover art) starting on Dec. 1st, 2020.
(Pandemic related shipping restrictions to some countries from Japan)
THESE WILL SELL OUT FAST!
Thanks to the companies who made these records possible:
Formosa Punk Records in Japan / Screen Arts Printing in Florida
Check out these very special guests we have confirmed for our DEVOtional 20th Anniversary Tribute Livestream Event!
GERALD CASALE – DEVO
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH – DEVO
DAVID KENDRICK – Sparks, DEVO & more
FRED ARMISEN – Actor & Musician
DJ LANCE ROCK – Yo Gabba Gabba
They will be LIVE with us during our YouTube Livestream Nov. 14th, which starts at 6pm EST until at least 10pm. On the YouTube channel of Devo-Obsesso/Michael Pilmer – co-founder of the 1st DEVOtional back in 2000. FULL DETAILS HERE.
Don’t be surprised if more special guests show up last minute!
Our official DEVO book is now available in paperback form for 2020.
See unboxing video by Devo-Obsesso!
This 2-in-1 book set was originally released with rubberized hardcover, and also in deluxe 2 book set in rubberized box, back in 2018. Those versions were pricey and sold out VERY quickly.
Now’s your chance to get the more affordable paperback version of the first book curated and written by DEVO themselves! Purchase at www.DevoBook.net!
All forms of this DEVO book published by Rocket 88 in UK.
This year the annual 5K DEVO Run/Walk is a worldwide virtual event, rather than a physical meet up based in Ohio as in past years. Here’s a peek at the finishers medal & race bib, which each registrant receives along with race shirt & sticker. Race winners in each age group will be announced November 14th during a DEVOtional 20th Anniversary Tribute Livestream event. 5K DEVO REGISTRATION CLOSES SOON…so DO IT NOW!
Just in time for Halloween – Our official Booji Boy mask is again available to the public! We’re now able to offer these mass-produced factory-made masks at a lower price than the custom hand-made versions we’ve sold previously.
Assume the role of the infantile spirit of DEVO as you spread the truth about Devolution. Don’t miss out on this high quality latex mask! BUY NOW!
See Devo-Obsesso’s unboxing video of this new mask!
A product of SikRik Masks / Akron, OH.
Heads Up, DEVOtees: Record Store Day BLACK FRIDAY (NOV. 29th) Special Release!
In the early 1980s the “Warner Bros. Music Show” series was mailed to radio stations as promo copies, to be aired only once as a radio show. Pressings were probably a run of a few hundred copies and may have been included as part of the Rockpool service that was sent to 250 college stations. For RSD Black Friday this edition of the series’ promo has been replicated. Six songs from this recording, including an unlisted intro, were used to make the original DEV-O Live 12″ mini-album release.
SIDE A – A1 “Freedom of Choice Theme Song” A2 “Whip It” A3 “Snowball” A4 “It’s Not Right” A5 “Girl U Want” A6 “Planet Earth” A7 “S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)” A8 “Secret Agent Man” A9 “Blockhead”
SIDE B – B1 “Uncontrollable Urge” B2 “Mongoloid” B3 “Be Stiff” B4 “Gates Of Steel” B5 “Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA” B6 “Gut Feeling (Slap Your Mammy)” B7 “Come Back Jonee”
(Photo: DEVOMATIX from Atlanta, GA live at Beachland Ballroom July 27th, 2019)
The official DEVOtional 2019 Report is now online at Devo-Obsesso.com! Tons of photos, videos and stories from the weekend long gathering of DEVOtees, spuds, and beautiful mutants which was held in Ohio July 26-28.
SEE REPORT NOW!
DEVO Jumpers / Sweaters from UK
New DEVO Jumpers/Sweaters by HADES in the UK. 3 styles for both men & women. Crafted by hand in Hawick, Scotland from pure fibres, and never synthetic fibres. These were just announced today and are available for sale now. HADES is even offering special reduced shipping to the US.
Full Details & Purchase Options at Hades-Shop.co.uk
We are very pleased to announce our Special Guests for the upcoming DEVOtional 2019 weekend in Ohio happening July 26-28.
We’ve also announced the performing bands and more highly devolved raffle prizes. OUR BIGGEST RAFFLE YET!
DON’T MISS THIS ONE!
As you can see, this year’s tee is De-VO to the highest degree!
In order to get this oversized graphic tee screen printed, we have to order a higher minimum quantity than we’re used to, and it’s not likely that we’ll be able to get more reprinted after the event. This is why PRE-ORDERING is SO IMPORTANT this year! If you want to be ABSOLUTELY SURE you get the size you need, ORDER NOW! If you arrive at the event and your shirt size is already sold out, there probably will not be another opportunity to purchase this limited edition event tee in the future.
Our annual DEVOtional fan gathering for 2019 (and our 3rd annual 5K DEVO Race) is set for July 26/27/28. DEVOtional dates are 26th & 27th at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH. 5K DEVO race date is July 28th in downtown Akron.
BUY TICKETS & PRE-ORDER TEES NOW AT DEVO-OBSESSO.COM!
Devo ’Smooth Noodle Maps’ Deluxe limited edition sets! This 2xLP release contains a die-cut sleeve, unheard tracks, remixes, huge poster, liner notes, cut-out finger spinners and the choice of three limited vinyl colours, 2xCD also available. Ultra limited sets come with a squishy Smooth Noodle Brain! PRE-ORDER NOW at store.futurismoinc.com.
AGGRONAUTIX & DEVO, INC. PRESENT:
Limited Edition BOB 2 Bobblin’ Throbblehead Figure
Bob Casale, one of the 5 essential gears in the original DEVO Fab 5, gets
honored posthumously with this hand-numbered, limited edition, 7″ sculpted
figure of 1,000 units. Bob is outfitted for devolved action with his “Duty
Now for the Future” era helmet and protective pads circa 1979 and his
classic DEVO Tee and 3-D glasses. This year marks legendary Devo’s 40th
anniversary release of our iconic debut record, “Are We Not Men?, We Are
DEVO!” Commemorate Bob 2 (and his famous facial mole) by stepping up and
becoming one of the few Throbblehead owning members of the Devolutionary
We kicked off the New Traditionalists tour in the Fall of 1981 there in St. Paul, MN. We were experimenting with press conferences as if we were a political activist group in order to re-frame our music and visuals beyond a trivializing Rock n’ Roll press mentality. It was gratifying to hear from the fans who would show up. They understood that life under President Reagan was stultifying. Reagan and his anti-diversity and inclusion policies were empowering the barrage of attacks on basic First Amendment freedoms from the Evangelical, religious right. Reagan was evoking the fantasy of 1950’s, Mom and Apple Pie, white bread America that defied the real forces of international discord and looming environmental disaster facing all people. Once again de-evolution seemed to win out over rational thought and forward looking ideas. We did what we could to humorously fight back. We posited New Traditions to replace the stale, punishing traditions holding people down. – Jerry Casale/DEVO
Go to THIS LINK to see full video.
Who was responsible for having “Q: Are we not men?” and “A: We are DEVO” on the vinyl LP of the debut? Did the band request this, or was this done independently?
Who were the robotic dancers in the Girl You Want video? We did our best to learn it just from their moments