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Devo

American rock band

Devo

American rock band
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Biography

Devo (, originally ) is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio, formed in 1973. Their classic lineup consisted of two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs (Mark and Bob) and the Casales (Gerald and Bob), along with Alan Myers. The band had a No. 14 Billboard chart hit in 1980 with the single “Whip It”, the song that gave the band mainstream popularity.
Devo is known for their music and stage shows mingling kitsch science fiction themes, deadpan surrealist humor and mordantly satirical social commentary. Their early, pre-Warner Bros. dissonant songs use synthetic instrumentation and time signatures proven influential on subsequent popular music, particularly new wave, industrial, and alternative rock artists. Devo (most enthusiastically Gerald Casale) was also a pioneer of the music video, creating clips for the LaserDisc format, with “Whip It” getting heavy airplay in the early days of MTV.

Associated Acts

The Wipeouters Devo 2.0 Jihad Jerry & the Evildoers Toni Basil Neil Young

Genres

New wave synth-pop art punk post-punk art pop electronic rock geek rock

Labels

Warner Bros. Virgin Enigma Rykodisc Stiff Restless

Origin

Akron, Ohio, U.S.

Website
Years Active

1973 1991 1996 present

Name

Devo

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