See the psychotronic insanity of DEVO's first music video


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Flashbacks, acid flashbacks.


#3

Whoa, Frank is real! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1605717


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That’s odd. I remember the B part clearly, but I don’t recall ever seeing the A part before. I wonder if they were released separately?


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The latter part got split off into a video that had pretty good MTV rotation back in the early days.


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Including the dialog with Booji Boy? I also don’t remember hearing “Because” at the end.


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The dialogue was included, and the end cut at the fade after 8:42, making it pretty much a 4 minute clip. A lot of the early MTV fare was made of promo videos originally meant to be viewed by record execs and promoters.


#8

General Boy sounds more like David Lynch than Mark Mothersbaugh.


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Also worth checking out is this insane 7-minute live version of Jocko Homo from 1977, where they even chant “One of us!” at one point:


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In related news, The 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival starts this Tuesday, March 15th.

Love DEVO, got to see them at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival a few years back. Won free tickets from the mighty WCBN FM 88.3 - picked 'em up from will call and when we got in there the usher looked at our tickets and said: “The Band has requested we offer ear plugs for people in this section.” We were in the front row!


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great band, creative, artistic, and LOVE the fact that MarkM is teaching drawing on Yo Gabba Gabba! :slight_smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciTnMCOrMJg


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Important deconstruction from Weird Al: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMhwddNQSWQ


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