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DEVO - The BEST Band of the 80's, PERIOD.

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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by dbates
When you're talking 80's Devo is hard to top. They really defined the era. What song is more 80's than "Whip It"?


Moz was crowned "the voice of the 80's"


in their peak in '88, though... no band matched the 80's synth sound as Depeche Mode, which of course was used amazingly in the early 80's by Devo but when Depeche Mode took the reins .... it was a done deal for a lot of people that the 80's title belonged to Depeche Mode, respectively.









posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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Not a single rocker on your list.
Mostly poseurs.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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Yep, you brought the real rockers to the table.
Way to go man.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 06:13 PM
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Modern rockers that can mop the floor with 80's keybord poseurs.












posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
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Modern rockers that can mop the floor with 80's keybord poseurs.



I don't doubt their janitorial skills....




posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by ColoradoJens

In later years, Neil Young would ask the band to work with him, while Kurt Cobain said: “Of all the bands who came from the underground and actually made it in the mainstream, Devo are the most challenging and subversive of all.”


Most subversive? I guess he had never heard of Crass?

They were the real deal, created their own record label. They ignored the mainstream music business. Never played at commercial venues, and didn't charge a performance fee. Set the price for their records lower than the norm, pay no more than 40p. All money they made went into other projects, like releasing records of other bands. Their records sold in the thousands, but were never recognised in the mainstream charts.

They also worked outside of music and were responsible for organising the Stop the city protests in London. They produced a fake tape that caused quite a stir, that even got them on breakfast TV...

Thatchergate

They weren't about music, but spreading information.

Warning for language in vid...



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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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Watching it right now - love it 5 minutes in - new to Crass and yes, they are in a league of their own - awesome and thanks for posting.


ETA: lol Thatchergate...that is incredible...


CJ
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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Awesome, glad you like it.

Crass showed that we can live outside the system.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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I feel so small right now. 22 minutes in and I have a new favorite band. Steve Ignorant had great lyrics.

Thank you thank you thank you...

CJ



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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Didn't mean to make you feel small lol, I was expecting flames...

You might like this documentary.




posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by MikhailBakunin

Originally posted by groingrinder
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Modern rockers that can mop the floor with 80's keyboard poseurs.



I don't doubt their janitorial skills....



The perfect come back. Flag!



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Prince was the best artist of the 80s.





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