Personalities | Devo | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1977–90)

This arty new wave outfit from Akron, Ohio, comprised Mark Mothersbaugh (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Bob Mothersbaugh (guitar, vocals), Bob Casale (guitar, vocals), Gerald Casale (bass, vocals) and Alan Myers (drums). Devo’s influential electronic music embraced robotic and mechanical elements and is heard at its most potent on the debut album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) and at its most daring on their deconstruction of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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