33 1/3 #104
Girl u want -- It's not right -- Whip it -- Snowball -- Ton o' luv -- Freedom of choice -- Gates of steel -- Cold war -- Don't you know -- That's pep! -- Mr. B's ballroom -- Planet Earth
Before an artistic and commercial decline that resulted in a 20-year gap between Devo's last two studio records, "Freedom of Choice" made them curious, insurgent superstars, vindicated but ultimately betrayed by the birth of MTV. Their only platinum album represented the best of their unreplicable code: dead-serious tricksters, embracing conformity in order to destroy it with bullet-proof pop sensibility. Through first-hand accounts from the band and musical analysis set against an examination of new wave's emergence, the first-ever authorized book about Devo (with a foreword by "Portlandia's" Fred Armisen) explores the group's peak of success, when their hermetic seal cracked open to let in mainstream attention, a legion of new Devotees, and plenty of misunderstandings
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