The latest DEVO related news.
05 August 2014 19:46 by : Michael/Devo-Obsesso
As many of you know we recently played 10 shows during our Hardcore Devo Tour playing the seminal, experimental songs we created in basements and garages in Akron Ohio between 1974 and 1977. We have not played most of these songs that pre-dated any fame or record contracts since that time. In order to honor our fallen comrade, Bob “Bob 2” Casale we decided to follow through on his idea to resurrect the initial creative efforts that brought us all together as a band in time where we came of age and prevailed against all odds.
Click this link to pre-order & be part of the experience:
(and to see a PREVIEW VIDEO TRAILER!!)
It's amazing & true! DEVO have announced more 2014 concerts!
July 30: Shoreline Amp - Mountain View, CA*
Get ticket links and more info
We had a great time on this summer's HARDCORE DEVO TOUR, and we hope a lot of you DEVOtees were able to see this truly special event. Now you can enjoy tons of photos & videos from all 10 concerts by visiting the PHOTOS and VIDEOS pages at ClubDevo.com. You can also post your own! See links below.
Photo of Bob1 above is from the NYC show by Mark Wernham.
Spuds - Here's Part 4 of a 4 part video series in which our pal Booji Boy promotes DEVO's upcoming tour which starts in June. We gave him a microphone and some video toys and this is what happened! Links to the other 3 videos are also posted here. ENJOY!
04 May 2014 00:00 by :
GERALD V. CASALE'S SPEECH at KENT STATE UNIVERSITY (From May 4th, 2010) on the 40th Anniversary of the shootings:
Hello. I'm Gerald Casale, Honors College class of 1970, Kent State Alumni and founder and co-songwriter of the music group, DEVO. I'm honored to be here today to address old friends and acquaintances as well as young people who were not alive when the killing and wounding of students at Kent State occurred 40 years ago.
DEVO 3 - release blitz on Record Store Day 2014! You'll want to do your best to hunt these down on April 19th at your favorite local record store.
No1: DEVO Live at Max's Kansas City (by Jackpot Records)
No2: DEVO / Flaming Lips Split 7" Vinyl (by Warner Bros)
No3: Butch DEVO & The Sundance Gig Pic Disc Vinyl + The Men Who Make The Music DVD (By MVD)
Happy hunting, Spud
HARDCORE DEVO LIVE!
Tickets for all shows are on sale NOW!
June 18- Baltimore, MD - Ramshead
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13 March 2014 17:20
A heartfelt message to the Casale family from Pearl Jam regarding the passing of Devo's Robert "Bob 2" Casale:by : Michael/Devo-Obsesso
At some point many years ago, before I was in a band from Seattle, I worked for free during the days pushing cases and being a crew guy at a place called "the Bachanal" in San Diego.
Devo had never played that club and thankfully would never play that club again. I want to say the year was 1989. I was there for load in and sound check, and was WAY more enthusiastic than usual... This was DEVO… up close. Amazed to watch them work. Life changing.
Everyone was great. Show went good. They used some projection that I was able to assist with. It was legendary to see them in a place so small. By the end of the night it was a full on Devo show, one that everyone in SD would talk about for some time. Seemed the whole music community was there.
There was no way to not see them as heroes. It was great being in their midst, and one gentleman in particular was extremely kind to me. Here I was, some punk kid working crew who looked up to and said hello to 'Bob 2' from Devo. And he was so cool and friendly, and kept referring to me all through the night. He asked if I could look out for a couple of his VIP type friends/family, and they were wonderful as well.
It ended up being a night that was memorable for many great reasons, but the top of the list was his being so respectful to a stranger. And quite seriously, nowadays, when I end up being nice to someone I don't know, it has everything to do with that man Bob I met, all those years ago.
We all send our love to you.
- Ed/Pearl Jam
18 February 2014 17:24 by : Michael/Devo-Obsesso
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):
Photo of Bob2 circa 1980 by Jules Bates/Artrouble
JACKPOT RECORDS PRESENTS – DEVO: LIVE AT MAX’S KANSAS CITY 11/15/77 LP - RSD APRIL 19TH 2014
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