Myers specialized in jerky and brusk beats, as heard in the band’s classic reconfiguration of The Stones’ “Satisfaction.” Their version moved
it from a sexy rocker to a new wave freak-out. Myers’ beats in hits like “Whip It,” or touchstones like “Girl U Want,” also put the emphasis
in odd places, creating original beats....
Myers left Devo after the 1987 album “Shout,” citing his lack of creative fulfillment. More and more of the band’s beat work was being achieved
by machine. After leaving Devo, Myers recorded a demo with the band Babooshka.
He continued to play in the Los Angeles music scene until his death. Since 2005, his band Skyline Electric played local art galleries and music
clubs.He worked, by day, as an electrician.
Ouch. I love the band and have actually been in contact with one of the members. I have even known people that worked with them. They predated punk
and were one of the first bands signed by STIFF records.
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