#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, February 18th, 2014 13:35
#2 By: Justin L, February 18th, 2014 13:48
He was 61 years old. Not sure where you got 73
#3 By: just_ok, February 18th, 2014 13:48
Don't think he got older after he died. Most reports have him at 61 not 73.
#4 By: Dabidoh Sambone, February 18th, 2014 13:51
If you actually liked Devo, you'd know his age.
#5 By: bobo, February 18th, 2014 13:53
I thought I would treat myself today and pull up boingboing on my work pc instead of on my mobile which is what I usually use to avoid NSFW material being seen by my coworkers.
OH SON OF A ....!
#6 By: just_ok, February 18th, 2014 13:55
Prolly from 1973
Bob Casale co-founded Devo in 1973. He died yesterday. He was 73.
#7 By: just_ok, February 18th, 2014 13:58
I dream of a day where a musician is judged not by the age of their body but by the less-capricious whims of an enlightened society.
#8 By: MichaelPaulukonis, February 18th, 2014 14:04
If Mark had really liked Devo, he would have stopped listening to them to properly research type and proofread his post like a TRUFAN! And set it up for proper SEO, and included some listicles, for correct DEVOISM. And not push it out to an unforgiving world rife with errors displaying his deep-down DEVOHATRED.
NB: Devo Guitar Guide
Here's a google-search on BoingBoing posts by (or referencing) Mark and mentioning Devo. Doesn't mean he really liked them, though.
#9 By: knoxblox, February 18th, 2014 14:16
Meanwhile, (insert your most hated musical offender) lives on.
#10 By: Peter Huestis, February 18th, 2014 14:16
Ahhh, poor Bob. I believe he was the Devo member with the worst substance-abuse problems. He was an awesome guitarist. Someone close to Devo once told me that the only reason there were ever Devo reunions was to help out the Bobs.
#11 By: crabus, February 18th, 2014 14:23
I think you might be confusing him with Bob1 who had an awful battle v.s. cocaine.
The truth about De-evolution rages on right here, in the best Devo style. Misinformation about ages ! Speculation ! Assumptions and confusion !
Now It Can Be Told.
Sorry to see you go, Bob2. Condolences to your family loved ones, and brother Jerry.
#12 By: Peter Huestis, February 18th, 2014 14:42
Oh, was I blurring my Bobs? Hard to keep them straight!
#13 By: T180_CAIDIS, February 18th, 2014 15:09
(enforced character count amount to post‽ pfffft, whatevssefjio4tjioegkerg!)
#14 By: Bruce Bordner, February 18th, 2014 15:24
..and their (younger) drummer died recently... could it be a conspiracy?!!
Just when they were getting great again - "Something for Everybody" is rocking amazing. Try to play the cut "Human Rocket" in your car, but DO NOT have anyone in front of you... whee!
He had his fun, and one last great album. Beats me.
#15 By: HiphoP Lovecraft, February 18th, 2014 15:32
A couple of DEVO interviews from Wisconsin Public Radio's/Public Radio International's "To The Best of Our Knowledge" program:
#16 By: Thorzdad, February 18th, 2014 15:36
#17 By: Eksrae, February 18th, 2014 16:00
I can still remember the time I "discovered" them on Saturday Night Live. They were more than just a bunch of clowns acting different, they knew their craft. It wasn't until years later that I found out how many big-time rock bands admired their work.
#18 By: deanv, February 18th, 2014 16:47
it should be noted that the late Bob Casale is second from left in the photo above. the third from left is Bob Mothersbaugh.
#19 By: pjcamp, February 18th, 2014 21:33
Well there you go! Your birth year is your age when you die.
Man, century babies must be hating on that!
#20 By: Mindy Clegg, February 19th, 2014 00:04
RIP, Bob! This was a depressing day, too. Now more so.
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