Thursday, January 10, 2008

Devo - Be Stiff



Looooong before Nickelodeon's Rugrats there was Devo.

Progressive? Punk? New wave? new traditionalists? all of the above?

This is devo's 3rd single & was produced by Brian Eno in 1978 on Stiff records. i was 12 and listening to kiss... when i heard these guys for the first time i thought "what is this strange music?" kind of like when i first saw captain beefheart and i was never the same again...

Of course i dig on all the early devo but i have a fondness for this cut because of the sharp cutting & angular guitar.

I highly doubt that there is anything to add that has not been written about these Akron Ohio misfits of De-Evolution so if your not familiar or even if you are, i'm sure its been a while so dig in and be stiff!!!

dk said...

As always, fully righteous! Thanks for yet another great track...

eyeeatmusic said...

I love this Cut. Makes me Smile when it comes up on the Fancy IPod

Anonymous said...

Wow! Good spaghetti monster that's a great track!