audio stream :: DEVO > Hardcore Vols. 1 + 2

Time to talk about another great reissue from the good folks at Superior Viaduct. They have teamed up with Booji Boy Records to release a two volume set of early DEVO recordings entitled, Hardcore.

DEVO started as a conceptual art project preaching the gospel of devolution. Their pre-punk “devolved blues” came forth out of the Akron, Ohio underground rock scene. These songs were recorded on “various 4-track machines and in tiny studios, basements, and garages between 1974-1977”. They are post-modern propaganda in the form of rock ‘n’ roll. The songs jerk back and forth as the lyrics explore post-McCarthy paranoia, middle-class ephemera, and sex (or a lack thereof). Hardcore is set to be released on June 25th.

This is DEVO.


Streamable: Hardcore Vols. 1 + 2 (soundcloud)

There are various preordering options available @, but note the deluxe edition is already SOLD OUT.

Hardcore Volume 1 Tracklisting:

  1. Mechanical Man
  2. Auto Modown
  3. Space Girl Blues
  4. Social Fools
  5. Soo Bawls
  6. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  7. Jocko Homo
  8. Golden Energy
  9. Buttered Beauties
  10. Midget
  11. I’m A Potato
  12. Uglatto
  13. Stop Look And Listen
  14. Ono
  15. Mongoloid

Hardcore Volume 2 Tracklisting:

  1. Booji Boy’s Funeral
  2. Can U Take It?
  3. Bamboo Bimbo
  4. A Plan For U
  5. The Rope Song
  6. Goo Goo Itch
  7. Be Stiff
  8. All Of Us
  9. Baby Talkin’ Bitches
  10. I Need A Chick
  11. U Got Me Bugged
  12. Chango
  13. Fraulein
  14. Dogs Of Democracy
  15. “37”
  16. Bottled Up
  17. Working In The Coal Mine
  18. I Been Refused
  19. Fountain Of Filth
  20. Clockout
  21. Let’s Go
  22. Man From The Past
  23. Doghouse Doghouse
  24. Hubert House
  25. Shimmy Shake

And why not watch some DEVO music videos while you are at it?

Streamable: Jocko Homo (youtube)

Streamable: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (youtube)

DEVO is on the internet
DEVO is on Facebook
DEVO is on Twitter
DEVO is on Wikipedia
DEVO is on Hype Machine
DEVO is on Superior Viaduct
DEVO is on Booji Boy Records
DEVO is on Enigma Records
DEVO is on Restless Records
DEVO is on Warner Bros Records
DEVO is on Stiff Records
DEVO is on Insound
DEVO is on eMusic

Oh, and the Hardcore coverart is what some people would call NSFW, so don’t look at it if you are easily offended, ok?

DEVO Hardcore Vol. 1
DEVO Hardcore Vol. 2
(photography by moshe brakha)

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