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Q: Are We Not Men A: We Are Devo Original recording remastered


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"Thirty years ago, people said that we were cynical, that we had a bad attitude," says Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh. "But now, when you ask people if de-evolution is real, they understand that there was something to what we were saying. It’s not the kind of thing you want to see proven right, but it does make it easier to talk about."

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  • Audio CD (3 Nov. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp
  • ASIN: B002RBNNS6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,940 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
An American 1970s renaissance incorporates Devo, Pere Ubu, Chrome, Residents, Tuxedomoon, hitching their collective wagons to journey unknown. Sound pioneers of 1960's experimentation ripened with these sleek rockets blasting into view in the 70's.

American equivalent of the German year zero experimenting with means of expression following belief collapse after new dreams faded. In Germany Neu, Cluster, Kraufterk, Faust, Amon Duul and Tangerine Dream built new soni templates, a reaction to kitsch schalgermuzik.

Eno was the missing link, building the bridge between Germany and America. Bowie and Iggy cemented the connection. The punk explosion created the chasm allowing new forms of non linear music to emerge from the silos to garner an audience.

Devo/Eno take the clumsy industrial machine based jerk rhythm. The opposite to sexual sleek, these tempos mimic factory production, the life of the populace and their waking days. Decrying the banal, sanatised monotony of advertised and packaged dream achievement, was a hysterical lecturn rant. "Are we not men"? the CEO in the pulpit demanding company loyalty cries. The new Scopes Law of the 70's.

Uncontrolable Urge, now self explanatory in a less regulated era, a precursor to Whip it off. No Satisfaction srips the original, in a pre Laibach era, lays it bare and then carefully reassembles. Devo wrote the template for all true cover versions as opposed to gushing tributes. Covers are from artists, tributes from sycophants. Honky tonk replaced with Germanic/Devo ice and jerk. Alienation embeded in onanism and consumerism. Two acts undertaken without company. Desire warps into buying needs, the America dystopia. Music and lyrics in perfect roboto unison warp worlds and realities.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Andy Alexander on 25 Sept. 2002
Format: Audio CD
As the title suggests, 'Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" was an off-beat and energetic debut from four men from Akron, Ohio blended with the production of an on-form Brian Eno.
While demanding on first play, this album is hugely rewarding and immense fun. The opening track, 'Uncontrollable Urge', sets a fast tempo, with tight drums, a contagious riff and delightfully incoherent vocals. "Uncontrollable urge, wanna tell you all about it," sings Mothersbaugh, his voice sounding nasal, synthetic and fresh, and that's about as far as the lyrics get. Punchy call and response vocals during the chorus, between lead and backing vocals and synth supporting the rhythm give the track a hugely disctinctive feel and also set the tone for the remainder of the album.
Immediately following 'Uncontrollable Urge' is Devo's cover of 'I Can't Get No) Satisfaction', which brings an ironic minimalism to the well known Rolling Stones track. Edgy guitars and a feeling of compression make this track almost unrecognisable from the original, freakish and relentless by comparison.
This cover clearly shows the disaffectation and social comment that characterises the album, both in the lyrics and in the angular, discordant music and unusual time signatures. This strike against conformity is seen in the vocals to 'Praying Hands', with the lyric "wash your hands three times a day, always do what your mother can say" in the swipe at fast food culture in the two minute blast of 'Too Much Paranoias', and the bizarre vocals for 'Mongoloid'.
With a powerful bass line and a wavering synth lead, 'Mongoloid' is a jittery song, fusing punk and new wave, and is as fun as it is incomprehensible.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim on 10 Aug. 2012
Format: Audio CD
It all started here - DEVO's debut and undoutedly their most critically acclaimed album. It's the only studio LP in their back-catalogue that could be described as 'rock', as the synth sounds are mostly ornamental and don't drive the songs. 34 years on, most of these songs still dominate DEVO's live set, from the statement of intent Jock Homo (the "are we not men? We are DEVO" song), the bizarre robotic cover of the Rolling Stones' Satisfaction and the tense Gut Feeling. It's hard to comprehend how unique and innovative this LP would have sounded back in 1978, as it's proved to be very influential on future post-punk, new wave and alternative rock movements. Classic and essential.
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Being a bit of a maverick I finally decided to give this 5 stars due to the utter lunacy. Often (and unfairly) derided by the critics I maintain that Devo were in fact simply misunderstood. In my opinion they were just too far ahead of the time and arguably still are. I have never quite understood the 'industrial music' tag often used either! That said 'Are we not men?' (the album) was initially purchased after seeing the video for 'Jocko-Homo' on the tele around the time of release simply due to the fact that I had never heard or seen anything like it/them before and probably never will again. Took a few listens to prevent it ending up in the bin but eventually became hooked and literally played it to death. Eno's influence as producer (Here Come the Warm Jets/Taking Tiger Mountain era in particular) is obvious. Thanks to the CD it is now possible to listen to approx 35 mins of madness in one sitting but I have yet to decide if this is a good or bad thing! The songs get into your head and tend to stay there, especially what must be one of the oddest covers of all time - 'Satisfaction' (Rolling Stones). The only tip I can give is to play it loud and with an open mind, it is definitely a grower. Go on buy it I dare you!
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