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Bob Casale of Devo. Born: July 14th, 1952 . Deceased: February 17th, 2014

As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning. He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got. He was excited about the possibility of Mark Mothersbaugh allowing Devo to play shows again. His sudden death from conditions that lead to heart failure came as a total shock to us all.  — Gerald Casale, Devo founder.

A message from Lisa Casale (Bob’s wife):

Thanks to all of you who have been there for Alex, Sam, and I during this difficult time.

Bob’s sudden passing was a shock to us all, but your love, prayers,and generous donations have helped us push forward. Although the last few weeks have been very difficult for us, our spirits were lifted when we saw so many wonderful online posts and emails from fans who have interacted with Bob in some way over the years, and who all remembered the same qualities about him: Warm & Friendly. Just wanted to finally reach out to you all. Thank you, Thank you! — Love, Lisa, Alex, and Samantha / The Casale Family

To donate to The Casale Family in their time of need please visit:


Photo of Bob2 circa 1980 by Jules Bates/Artrouble




11/15/77: Max’s Kansas City – David Bowie is backstage with the 5 self proclaimed ‘spudboys’ from Akron waiting for his cue to introduce the band who, in his words were, “The band of the future!”. As time went on it became clear that the future is still waiting to catch up with DEVO.

Working closely with the band and those who were there that night, Jackpot Records brings you this audio time capsule that catapulted DEVO from strange, musical hillbillies toinnovative pioneers overnight.

Now the truth can be told! Available for the first time on vinyl the entire performance, complete with rare, unearthed audio of David Bowie.

With liner notes written by DEVO Co-founder Gerald V. Casale specifically for this release (which also includes a reproduced early DEVO press bio sheet from 1976), this record will be the perfect compliment for hardcore DEVO collectors, music fans and those who are new to the game.

Limited to 2000 copies worldwide!

Available only at record stores on 4/19/14!

Info at JackPotRecords.com

Complete Truth About Devolution DVD – Feb. 11th!

This DEVO DVD contains DEVO’s classic music videos, rare performance footage and tons of extras!

Now, the complete truth can be told. DEVO, the seminal new wave audio-visual concept band, made a career out of setting to music video their dada-gone-camp theory of De-Evolution and its rebuke of corporate culture. Includes 20 music videos, rare performance footage, tons of extras and more!

Featured Songs:
– Devo Corporate Anthem
– Secret Agent Man
– Jocko Homo
– (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
– Come Back Jonee
– The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprise
– Worried Man
– Whip It
– Girl U Want
– Freedom Of Choice
– Through Being Cool
– Love Without Anger
– Beautiful World
– Time Out For Fun
– Peek-A-Boo
– That’s Good
– Theme From Dr Detroit
– Disco Dancer
– Post-Post Modern Man
– Post-Post Modern Man (Rock Schenck Remix)

– Early Live Gigs
– Gates of Steel (Live 1980 DVD)
– Uncontrollable Urge (Live in the Land of the Rising Sun DVD)
– Mongoloid (Sundance 1996)

Bonus Materials:
– Devo Photos & Releases AND MORE
– Commentary with Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale
– Interview with Director Chuck Statler
– Mongoloid, a film by Bruce Conner + even more!

PRE-ORDER at the See Of Sound Site!
Ships starting Feb. 11th!

Natalia Brożyńska’s Animation Uses DEVO Music

DEVO allowed Natalia Brożyńska, a young film student in Poland, to use the demo version of “Blockhead” in a short movie she created called “Searching For DEVO” as part of her film school studies. She hand-crafted all the puppets & set design herself. Gerald Casale of DEVO said this after view Natalia’s movie: “This sincere, labor-intensive, retro stop-action animation piece from a young girl in Poland is the latest proof that music is indeed the universal language. I felt like Devo were anthropomorphized bacteria performing sonic surgery in a Blockhead’s colon.” We are told that the film will be making an appearance at a film fest or two in Europe. Good luck, Natalia…and GREAT JOB on the movie! Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxFylxahnkk

DEVO: Something ELSE For Everybody

Here they are…the demos from DEVO’s Something For Everybody album…being released digitally in conjuction with digital versions of DEVO Hardcore and DEVO Live 1981 Seattle.

Something ELSE for Everybody is a compilation of early DEVO demos and focus group rejects written between 2006 and 2009. They were relegated to bin 86 for various inexplicable reasons. You sniffed the Wheat in 2010 now lick the chaff aged to perfection.

Track List:

1. Monsterman
2. On the Inside
3. Should-a Said Yes
4. Think Fast
5. Raise Your Hands
6. Message of Hope
7. Big Dog
8. Can U Juggle?
9. Throw Money at the Problem
10. I Luv Ur Gun
11. Don’t Shoot (I’m a Man) [Polysics Remix]

Download this DIGITAL ONLY album NOW at http://devohardcore.com

DEVO Mourns Passing of Alan Myers

DEVO mourns the passing of our friend Alan Myers, DEVO’s most well-known drummer who died June 24, 2013 after his battle with cancer.
Photo by Anastasia Pantsios 1978

Hardcore DEVO Re-Issued On Vinyl and CD!

ATTN: DEVO re-issues Hardcore Volumes 1 & 2 via Superior Viaduct!
Vinyl Vol. 1 and Vinyl Vol. 2, as well as the CD, are available NOW at ClubDevo.com!


– First time reissue of archival material from the mid 70’s
– Initial release in the early 90’s long out of print
– Original versions of classic DEVO songs “Mongoloid” and “Jocko Homo”
– 4 previously unreleased Hardcore-era bonus tracks are included in Vol. 2!
– Lovingly packaged with Moshe Brakha’s stunning cover photography

Hardcore documents DEVO’s beginning as pre-punk outcasts in the fertile Akron, Ohio underground rock scene. Spawned at the nearby college of Kent State, site of the infamous May 4 Massacre, DEVO formed as a conceptual art project armed with a radical philosophy of de-evolution. Brothers Mothersbaugh (Mark and Bob) and Brothers Casale (Jerry and Bob) along with drummer Alan Myers soon whipped-up an otherworldly brand of “devolved blues” that could hold its own alongside the beatnik groove of 15-60-75 (aka The Numbers Band) or the primal rock poetry of the Bizarros.

Recorded on various 4-track machines and in tiny studios, basements, and garages between 1974-1977, Hardcore reveals their strikingly clear vision: rock n’ roll stripped bare of its collective cool and jerked back into propaganda fit for post-modern man. Threaded beneath it all are lyrical themes of post-McCarthy paranoia, middle-class ephemera, and DEVO’s long-running topic of choice: sex, or lack thereof.



New BOB1 DEVO T-Shirt!

New DEVO T-Shirt featuring huge photo of Robert “Bob1” Mothersbaugh in concert circa 1970s. Logo & signature on back. Order yours at ClubDevo.com!

DEVO 2013 Tour Tees Available Now!

DEVO’s 2013 Tour T-Shirt features silhouette of band on front with “D-E-V-O” in Energy Domes on back. Sold at DEVO’s 2013 concerts, and now available at ClubDevo.com. Available in both Men’s & Women’s styles!

DEVObots App for iPhone

DEVOtee makes DEVObots App for iPhones!

Booji Boy says, “They got these things called Apps now. Magic phone toys! Fun! DEVO’s got an App for iPhone now, created by a DEVOtee pal of ours, and I’ve been makin’ sounds and building DEVObots with it since General Boy left his iPhone unattended. Check it out, Spuds!”
The App’s creator says, “The App is an audio loop generator featuring unreleased DEVO loops from the 1980s that you can mix together and make your own music or sounds. It is also an Art creation Kit where you can decorate your own photos and make new characters from DEVObots assets or stickers in the App.”

Click Here to see a DEVObot image created on iPhone by Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO.


DEVO Live 1981 Seattle on CD!

DEVO released “Live 1981 Seattle” as a 2LP vinyl set last year as part of Record Store Day, and it sold out quickly. This year we offer it to you on CD in a beautiful digipack with 2 bonus tracks, plus a booklet featuring rare 1981/82 tour photos!

From Press Release: A rare recording of DEVO live in concert during their 1981 New Traditionalists tour, extracted from DEVO’s archives. This CD was cut from a cassette recording of DEVO’s show in Seattle, WA show in November ‘81. DEVO archivist Michael Pilmer (aka Devo-Obsesso), found the tape in a shoebox full of cassettes in Bob No 2’s home fifteen years ago, which he immediately transferred it to DAT. Afterward it promptly disappeared in the flotsam of DEVO history. Here resurrected it stands as a testament to Prince’s claim “DEVO, you guys are crazy!” Yes, crazy tight and relentless like Caucasian James Browns on marching powder.


…and check out this NEW TRADITIONALISTS ASTRONAUT TEE we made in honor of this CD release!

Australia/New Zealand 2012 Tour Tees

We’ve re-printed a limited quantity of these 2012 Australia/New Zealand DEVO tour shirts for those of you who weren’t able to pick one up during our shows down under last year. Features 40 years of DEVO logos on one Tee, plus tour dates on the back. Get yours now ‘cuz once they’re gone, they’re gone!

DiscLive to Record/Release DEVO Australia Shows!

Great news for DEVO fans Down Under (and round the world!)

DISCLIVE will be recording the upcoming DEVO shows in Australia, and will also be recording Simple Minds! As with our last offering, the DEVO disc includes both the live show, and the never-before-released concert from 1978! These will be individually numbered and will not last long. And if you are a fan of BOTH bands you can order BOTH CDs and receive a discount off of the regular post show price!

You may order your DEVO CD by going HERE.

If you want the Devo & Simple Minds BUNDLE deal, just go HERE.

Don’t wait! History has shown that products like these sell out FAST in Australia!