Lock your doors and hide your women [and sheep] because the Angelic Upstarts are on their way to the West Coast! One of my personal “Top 5 songs” of all time is their “Woman in Disguise”. The lyrics are what REALLY makes this special. Listen to it and see what life in the U.K. is really like (for some)
I remember thinking to myself, what the hell is this weird crap? I mean this isn’t music! WAY beyond me at that time. But a couple quick years later, while a freshman in high school, I was hanging out with my oldest buddy [since 3rd grade] Glen. Glen had an older brother [always one of those involved in a story like this huh?] who was a big Devo fan. I think it was “Duty Now For The Future” or maybe “Freedom of Choice” that turned me on to Devo. I can still remember being at home listening to Devo full blast, grabbing a pair of scissors while staring at myself in the mirror and cutting, REAL short, just the top of my hair so it would stick up!
Devo was the first band to really “motivate” me and they opened the door to a whole new way of thinking. I can’t thank them enough.
My only Devo regret? NOT going to see them when Glen’s older brother asked us to go see Devo, The Germs and Blondie in Hollywood (I think at The Whiskey). I’m sure I was way too scared but man I regret that!!!
Okay, stay tuned for another “Doc’s Spot [light]” next Friday. And remember, we are ALL Devo!
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When I was 15 years old (1980) I bought one of my first true “punk rock” lp’s; 999’s “The Biggest Prize in Sport”. Every song is great on this! My personal fav’s: “Hollywood” and “Inside Out”. But every song is a classic! If you’re not familiar with 999 kick yourself in the teeth and check out any of these!
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