Is there any question that de-evolution is real?
“Don’t be surprised to see us on tour in our iconic red “Energy Domes” as we careen toward another presidential election. Speaking truth to power is a never-ending battle. It’s what we do.” – Gerald V. Casale of DEVO
See full article in The Boston Globe.
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
Heads up, Spuds: “It’s All DEVO” by Gerald V. Casale & Phunk Investigation will be released on Picture Disc Vinyl November 9th!
Limited Edition of only 500.
HEADS UP, SPUDS! Want Devo? If so, ROG will create a brand new collection of rare & unique B-Sides with cool new packaging from the band’s golden period; many of which will be making their debut on wax: Turn Around: The Warner Bros B-Sides Collection 1978-1984.
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.
The Official report from the annual DEVOtee gathering, DEVOtional 2018, is now online at Devo-Obsesso.com. Over 100 photos, a bunch of videos, and devolved stories from last month’s beautifully mutated weekend in Ohio. Includes live bands, special guests, lotsa spuds, and the 2nd annual 5K DEVO Run/Walk. Thanks to everyone who makes this event possible, and to everyone who attends or supports it in any way.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
(Photo of DEVOmatix live by Dan Mogzai)
Thanks to all the DEVOtees who attended the DEVOtional 2018 events in Ohio last weekend, and to all who worked so hard to make it happen. It was the most highly attended DEVOtional to date, and the 2nd annual 5K DEVO Run/Walk was a huge success again. The official DEVOtional event report is coming soon to Devo-Obsesso.com.
Here’s a photo of some of the limited edition TURKEY MONKEY PIGGY BANKS that the 1st 100 ticket buyers received at the event.
DON’T MISS OUT ON NEXT YEAR’S GIFT!