Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Curtain Call: Devo From '80

You're going to have a heck of a time keeping your energy dome on the ol' noggin while listening to this corker (as my pal the Vinyl Villain would say). The following is taken from a live six-song EP recorded at San Francisco's Fox Warfield Theatre on Aug. 16, 1980. Nineteen years later, Rhino would release the show -- almost in full -- with the same cover as the EP. It appears to be physically out of print but still available as a download.

Here's a surprising bit of trivia for you. One year after this show, for three weeks, the 'DEV-O Live' EP would be a No. 1 hit on the Australian singles chart.

I made the editorial decision to combine "Freedom of Choice Theme Song" and "Whip It" into one file because they run together on my vinyl. The break would be too abrupt.

Devo - Freedom of Choice Theme Song/Whip It (Live) (mp3)

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