Sunday, 12 August 2012 06:43
While blundering through a record shop today , I ran across a DEVO related item , I've never seen before! I've never seen anyone even admit having it! ( Maybe owing to the embarassment factor...but then a lotta DEVO-tees bought "Weird Al" so... )
"Chipmunk Rock" , yeah , Alvin,Simon,Theodore , released in 1982 by RCA. I found this item on vinyl - so I've no clue if it got upgraded to C.D. status. It does indeed feature them covering...you guessed it... "Whip It!". Complete with a one word lyric change! ( "Break" becomes "Scratch Your Mama's Back"... which frankly sounds a bit...uh... kinky.). But even better still...it has a gatefold sleeve with images representing all the songs...The Chimpmunks in Red Domes , spraying whip cream on their dessert , while apparently dining in a space station!
Happy Hunting Spuds!
Friday, 10 August 2012 18:53
Sorry to add to the clutter...apparently I can't reply to posts - while logged in - but I can add to the maelstrom of repetitiveness.
Yes! Apparently the DEVO vinyl on Amazon is a NEW (July) 2012 Re-Issue with Bonus Tracks!
( For the most part it's the cassette & 12" material. )
( And Mercifully only ONE re-mix of "Baby Doll"! )
Friday, 15 June 2012 16:39
Thursday, 14 June 2012 02:44
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:57
Okay , not to be a complainy Spud , but methinks the new release is slightly hinky!
Don't get me wrong - love it - but I believe at least one song is missing!
Where is: "Working In A Coal Mine" ? They promoted the hell out of that song in 1981!
( Bonus vinyl single with the album , appearing on the "Heavy Metal" Soundtrack album , released as a "tie-in" single for the film , performed on "Fridays". )
So...did they not play it in Seattle ? Was the recordist flipping the cassette over during that song? Copyright problems?
I'd love to say my brain was pin-point accurate , and I remembered the complete set , as it was performed in Santa Rosa , California , in December of 1981 , but I do remember them playing , "Working In A Coalmine" ! ( And now I'm beginning to wonder if I'm forgetting any other songs , from that tour. ) Anybody else recall it better?
And...my copy of the album(s) , didn't have the "official" Record Store Day sticker on it - does that make it a collectors item? ( Haw Haw Haw Haw! )
Thursday, 19 April 2012 02:04
Okay...no posts on it so far...but tickets are "On Sale" ( as the kids say ) , for a DEVO / BLONDIE show on September 11, 2012 at The Saratoga Winery in Calistoga , California!
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