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Hot Potatoes: The Best Of Devo [Extra tracks]

Devo Audio CD
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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 (31 Aug 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000006Y6Q
  • 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: 46,081 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Jocko Homo 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Mongoloid 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. (I Can't Get Me No) Satisfaction 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Whip It 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Girl U Want 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Freedom Of Choice 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Peek-a-boo 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Through Being Cool 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. That's Good 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Working In A Coal Mine 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Devo Corporate Anthem 1:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Be Stiff 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Gates Of Steel 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Come Back Jonee 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Secret Agent Man 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Beautiful World 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Big Mess 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Whip It (HMS & M Remix) 7:410.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

CD Virgin, CDVM 9016, 1993 19 Track

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ought to be in every record collection 27 May 2011
By tallmanbaby TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Mark Mothersbaugh does the music for the Rugrats cartoon, but Devo remains his finest moment. Part of the late 70's art-punk movement they seemed distinctly edgy and slightly unsettling at the time with their notions of de-evolving. Now however their songs sound remarkable fresh and accessible, Whip It being used to good effect in the recent Drew Barrymore film.

This is a good selection of tracks, and I suspect that most folk would find them pretty catchy, if a little odd at times.

Probably the best group ever to wear flowerpots on their heads, and the best album featuring five identical potatoes on the cover, what more reason could anyone need to buy it?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shedmusic and not a bad song in evidence 30 Jan 2001
By Rawse
Format:Audio CD
Having checked out Devo as a result of reading a certain Seattle band's biography I couldn't believe how relatively unknown they were. This is the ideal starting point for a beginner, as it contains the singles plus songs that could easily have been singles. Their sound is late-seventies/early eighties new-wave but has not dated as much as some electronic pop from that time. The tunes are creamy and the sound is pristine, combining punk guitars with disco beats, strange bleeps and mechanical vocals. This sound has never really been duplicated in terms of attitude or anti-style. The lyrics deal with themes of love and sex, political rantings and proclamations of strangeness, and there are three cover versions which are top. There's a lot here to entertain; it's unlikely you'll get peeved with it. You may even whirl like a dervish!

p.s. the Crash Bandicoot series of Playstation games has music composed by Mark Mothersbaugh, one of the primary songwriters in the band. It's obvious after hearing Hot Potatoes!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A mostly brilliant greatest hits 2 Nov 2005
Format:Audio CD
I came to Devo only recently, through the work of Mark Mothersbaugh in Wes Anderson's movies, it was upon hearing Gut Feeling during the movie 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizzou' that I finally sought out Devo, I'm very happy I did.

Devo released albums between 1978 and 1990, this compilation chooses only to showcase the period '78-'83, which is considered their prime. the album is not chronological but it does generally put songs of the same time period together, this is a smart move since the earliest material is close to punk and their later exploits are new-wave bordering on electro.

For newcomers the CD is excellent covering all of their most popular recordings, in fact most of these were singles, in no particular order the best moments are 'Jocko Homo', 'Mongoloid', 'Girl U Want', 'Freedom of Choice', 'Be Stiff', 'That's Good'.

However, dig a little below the surface and you'll see that this CD isn't all it's cracked up to be. Foremost, the band's second album is hardly featured and a worthless remix of 'Whip It' appears to have been tacked on at the end. The new mix isn't just boring it also ditches the original track's disco drum beat in favour of a dull drum pattern serving a bunch of effect-treated vocals. Had different track listing choices been made this CD would have been a perfect platform to show Devo's experimental side, 'Smart Patrol/Mr DNA' from the group's second album is quite possibly their best song and a fan favourite, while the aforementioned 'Gut Feeling' is as good or better than anything on this disc.

Ultimately a better single disc of Devo could be made, but as an introduction this is a good place to start.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Devos Best 13 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
All the old favourites are here..from Whip It , Joko Homo , and Mongoloid.. all remind us that there was some very original music coming from America when Devo came on the music scene. ( us Brits are not the only innovators in music ). I am now 50 , and showed a pal ( some 16 years younger than myself ) the Whip It video ( when it was available on YouTube ) , and he was blown away at the querky music of Devo...he was obviously too young to have known their music/presentation when they were originally issued ). He is now a fan , as is my 20 year old son ( he bought me the Devo Figurenes - complete with changable heads etc., - for my birthday ). Anyone looking into the different styles of music should have some Devo..and this album is a great start
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Compilation! 27 April 2014
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All the Greatest Hits Are Here! Great Sound! Two LPs in One Cover! A Trip to the 80s! Buy it!
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