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It's still your freedom of choice: Is Devo lost or found?



It’s 2013 and the sad, but true, fact is that many so called ‘80s music fans only know Devo for Whip It.

Long touted by many of the SIT80s faithful, including Douglas "The General" Arthur, Devo christened the ‘80s in fine fashion with their 1980 album Freedom of Choice. The album spawned four singles, including Devo’s only Top 40 hit, the iconic Whip It. The title cut, Freedom of Choice, only made it as far as No. 104 on the singles chart.

The band from Kent State University started off their career as performance artists, so its no surprise that Devo’s videos were wonderfully weird as exhibited by seemless flow of skateboarding, aliens, donuts and the Roman Empire in the video for Freedom of Choice.

Devo is still very active releasing records and promoting the Duty Now way of life. You can support the Devo cause by visiting their website to buy standard Devo gear like the Energy Dome, Yellow Suit or Action Figures.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 8:43am]


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