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Submitted by admin on June 28, 2010 – 12:03 pm2 Comments
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Devo has always been one of those bands I am supremely jealous that I did not have the good fortune to grow up listening to. Though they’ve been active since they reformed in 96 I barely knew it until the release of their latest album just a week ago. Their novel take on consumerism, conformity, and the workaday world is still just as clever as it was in the 80s if not sharper in their latest offering Something for Everybody. Watch this hilariously deadpan, pre-release address, by band member Jerry Casale on the content of Something

I’m very happy about the album’s sound and instrumentation which sounds fairly consistent with their earlier stuff, albeit a little more polished. Jerry even benefits from some autotuning on my favorite track “Human Rocket” while still keeping that satisfying electro 80’s timbre instead of turning into a New Wave T Pain. Production here was key for me because it’s hard to get into newer music from an older band when production is jarringly dissimilar from earlier work. Other great tracks include “Sumthin’”, “Don’t Shoot”, Fresh”, and “Please Baby Please”. New fans or old fans will love Something for Everybody. While Devo aren’t from Houston, or even Texas for that matter, they’re an American treasure and a band that continues to make me proud of our nation’s rich musical heritage.

-Jack Daniel Betz

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  • jake the snake says:

    The electric attitude “review” on there headlining nite with opener bj wesley. The guy had 4 ppl in his crowd. He knows how to use a loop station. Wow. Electric attitude had the whole place grinding. There music was polished and there stage show was great. It looked like they have yet another drummer, which actually was better than the rest they’ve had. I read yous guys stuff all the time. I’m a fan of y’all, but I think you guys favor too many crap musicians. Its annoying at times. But $ rules.
    Later d bags

  • admin says:

    I like Wesley a lot and personally I wasn’t all that blown away by electric attitude. They weren’t terrible but they didn’t do a lot for me that night. Start your own blog if we favor so many “crap musicians”. He was OPENING! This size of his crowd doesn’t mean a damn thing. It’s like saying that since Britney Spears gets more radio play than Pink Floyd that she’s better than they are.

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