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Devolution (dev2.0)

By • Mar 21st, 2006 • Category: Music

I’m not a superfan or anything, but Devo will always be one of my faves. Mark Mothersbaugh gets a little closer to J.R. “Bob” Dobbs with dev2.0, a revamp of old Devo tracks for kids.

The first I heard of this in Billboard, it seemed like it could be okay (ala: TMBG’s latest thing for the Disney). I apparently scanned over the key phrase in the article…“with vocals provided by a quintet of kids.” oops.

I’ll give the pudgy, aging Devo guys the benefit of the doubt regarding whether this is just some easy bucks or getting some money from Disney while delivering the ultimate irony. Devo was all about the ironic subversion, remember? They haven’t done anything as Devo that didn’t suck in 20 years anyway. So, good for them.

What really irritates the hell out of me is how the child actors that are the face of dev2.0 weren’t told that these ain’t bottom-lip-bitin’, fist-pumpin’ rock out songs.

When a problem comes along, I must Swiff it.

[tags]devo, dev2.0, music[/tags]

is a post-hardcore rock'n'roller, graphic designer, amateur chef, typography nerd, coffee connoisseur, radio guy, motorcyclist, skateboard commuter, and a reluctant adult. He lives in Portland's Old Town area with the lovely Dr. Adrienne and Rocco the Dog.
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