Devolutionary Army Alert!
46 years ago General Boy sounded the alarm when he appeared on screen in Devo’s debut film short, “The Beginning Was The End: The Truth about De-evolution” and proclaimed “In the past this information has been suppressed but now it can be told. Every man, woman and mutant on this planet shall know the truth about De-evolution!” Our small, rag tag army of early adaptors duly absorbed his revolutionary declaration. Given the ensuing glut of historical facts and shocking dissipation of rational discourse and critical thought in America its almost impossible to believe that the idea that humans are devolving still meets with strong resistance. However, that’s exactly the case! Let me explain.
Australian film maker, Dom Giorgi, and his production team visited Los Angeles in late February of 2020 on the cusp of the Covid 19 Pandemic. Their purpose was simple. Interview Devo focusing solely on the origins of our theory of De-evolution by reflecting on the last 40 years since we wrote and recorded our “line in the sand” song, “Beautiful World”. Theirs was a labor of love and they were spending their own resources to get the film made. They felt “Beautiful World” was the anchor to their inquiry regarding Devo’s prescient theory and if, in fact, it was even a theory or simply a reality at this point in time. To help them on their no-budget effort we even re-recorded “Beautiful World” for their film with real bass and drums as when we play it live in concert. They toiled for a year and hatched “Devolution: A Devo Theory”, a compelling, one-hour deep dive of earnest insights and simple truths.
Their effort was met with capricious indifference, dismissive condescension and general push back from the corporate gatekeepers who distribute visual content in the United States and Europe. In short, this information HAS BEEN SUPPRESSED by those who don’t want viewers to hear our message and consider our thesis to be dangerous rubbish. Given that De-evolution is quite real in 2022 that posture is beyond mind-blowing.
m So, to all of you who have supported our efforts for decades we offer you this streaming link below to the film in question. The more views it garners, the more Dom and his partners have a tiny chance in hell of landing a distributor who will allow their film, and Devo’s point of view, to see the light of day.”
Duty Now For The Future, Gerald V. Casale/DEVO
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DEVO-OBSESSO Presents: Full report from our recent DEVOtional 2021 event in Ohio. The old trusty vintage html site is chocked full of photos, videos & stories from the largest & longest running gathering of DEVOtees in the world. This year broke new attendance records and featured lotsa bands and very special guests. We hope this brings back memories for those who attended, and convinces those who didn’t to join us there next year. DUTY NOW!
DIRECT LINK TO DEVOTIONAL 2021 REPORT
Photo by Scott Orsi
“As we collectively emerge from our respective bunkers with Covid skulking into the shadows it’s time to celebrate this Holiday Season! What better way to declare “We’re All Devo” than donning some limited edition, season-driven Devo fashions for the ages? Look sharp and stay safe with Devo’s 2021 line of fine designs including their bold, block Logo Sweatshirt, fashionably “ugly” Holiday Beanie and Scarf, the sloganized black lightweight bomber jacket/shell and the cool-patterned Energy Dome Pajama set!” – Gerald V. Casale of DEVO
Available Now at DEVO’s official online shop:
DEVO NYC Rescheduled Date Announced! We FINALLY have a rescheduled date for our postponed NYC show! DEVO will perform on The Rooftop at PIER 17 in NYC on May 18, 2022.
Official Public On Sale date: Nov. 19th, 2021 – 10am EST — Ticket Link
SEE YOU THERE, SPUDS!
Full list of confirmed tour dates at ClubDevo.com!
Thanks to all the DEVOtees, spuds & beautiful mutants who attended our DEVOtional 2021 event in Ohio this past weekend. We broke another attendance record, and a good time was had by all. Full report including photos & video coming soon to Devo-Obsesso.com. Pictured here is Gerald V. Casale of DEVO hosting a Q&A during the main event on Saturday.If you have any photos or videos to contribute to our report, please contact Michael Pilmer (aka Devo-Obsesso).
GERALD CASALE of DEVO Discusses TRUST ME x DEVO Potato Vodka LTD EDITION! SEE JERRY’S VIDEO HERE!
Gerald Casale of DEVO discusses a new collaboration between DEVO, Inc. and Trust Me vodka. Made for spuds with spuds! Potato vodka – Gluten Free. A very limited edition package.
SEE Unboxing by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso here.
Get all Vodka details here.
PHOTO: Audience as seen from stage after DEVO’s final 2021 show in Las Vegas at Punk Rock Bowling Festival on September 25th. Photo by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso.
We’ve got a full report at ClubDevo.com from DEVO’s recent US concerts! Includes over 100 photos, video links, etc. See the band, the fans, and the hi-DEVO energy of these recent gigs. Simply go to the EVENTS page at ClubDevo.com, scroll down to “Recent Past Shows”, then click event title to see photos, videos, etc.
Thanks to everyone who attended or supported these shows in any way! DUTY NOW!
ATTN DEVOTEES: New book featuring DEVO photos and limited edition 7″ vinyl!
“HARD + FAST” hardcover book by Blank Records
* First ever photo shoot DEVO did in Los Angeles at Slash offices. These photos caught the eye of Moshe Brakha who later took the latex body bag photos for the Satisfaction Booji Boy single.
* Single features 24 track tape recordings from showcase show for A&M records opening up for an A&M records signed band called Clown! Never released recordings. Photo on cover from said show.
* The record color is random in each set…either pink or green.
FULL DETAILS AT BLANK RECORDS SITE