The fittest shall survive and the unfit may live. Grow big or stay little. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one. Unused organs shall disappear or persist. Win a mate by combat or not. Fight your neighbours or untie them. Location: San Diego, Ca. Mar 29, ET Warner Bros. Both albums have been re-mastered from the original analog recordings and housed in DEVO-luxish packages with a plethora of bonus tracks. Both titles will be released on CD as well as color vinyl album packages and both will include the Bonus Tracks.
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Go to: www. Stay tuned for more details about DEVO's plans for a new album to be released later this year. Until then, contact: Warner Bros. Another missed opportunity!! Location: Los Angeles. Duty Now for the Future found them bringing the keyboards that were used as punctuation on their earlier material into the forefront, adding a new level of irony to their "little minds through big technology" philosophy.
While Devo would later learn to use electronics with confidence and wit, they were still learning how to integrate them into their sound on Duty Now, and the results lacked the strength and coherence of their debut. Of course, it also helped that the first album had better songs; the two instrumentals on side one are merely filler, "Pink Pussycat" and "Clockout" are jokes that just aren't funny, and "Triumph of the Will" embraces fascism as a satirical target without bothering to make it sound as if they disapprove.
DNA" is superbly potent for all their progressive trappings, Devo were formalists enough to know you make a big rock move near the end of side two. Duty Now for the Future is hardly a bad album, but it isn't as strong as what Devo had already brought to the table -- or would offer later on. Five bonus tracks were added for this edition; "Soo Bawls" was from the Duty Now sessions, while "Be Stiff" and "Penetration in the Centerfold" were recorded with Brian Eno while working on their first album.
A live recording of "Secret Agent Man" also appears, as well as "General Boy Meets Apocalypse Now," a witty throwaway in which Devo's spokesman offers another thoughtful message to the troops over a bed of atmospheric synth doodling.
Neither the remastering nor the bonus tracks make this an essential upgrade, but the expanded booklet and improved back cover artwork at least make this package look a lot better, and if you're a fan who never got around to buying Duty Now on CD, this is as good as this album is ever likely to get.
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It's a strange pursuit Darling I'm dazzled but you know I'm too frazzled! It's a strange pursuit Taking my mind apart and lost some of the pieces!
Mark Mothersbaugh — lead and background vocals; keyboards; guitar. The inner sleeve included the lyrics of all the songs printed in a single block of closely printed text. We must Strange Pursuits - Devo - Duty Now For The Future (Vinyl Fight your neighbours or untie them. On this album, we did much more with the guitars, too. David Bowie's Outside signaled the end of him as a slick pop star and his reintroduction as a ragged-edged arty agitator. Location: Portland, OR. Location: Los Angeles.
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