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Devo on SNL
« on: January 09, 2010, 10:21:12 AM »
I was never crazy about this cover as recorded, but I really dug this live version:

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-2110179937439330768&hl=en&fs=true style=width:400px;height:326px allowFullScreen=true allowScriptAccess=always type=application/x-shockwave-flash

Hey guitar guys, have you ever seen someone tape their pedals all over their guitar like that?
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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 03:10:30 PM »
That drumbeat is one of the all-time greatest beats ever.
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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 08:09:48 PM »
damn
excellent showmanship

way ahead of their time.

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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010, 09:48:14 PM »
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That video was before Jerry started foggin'.
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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 01:20:38 AM »
I was never crazy about this cover as recorded, but I really dug this live version:

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-2110179937439330768&hl=en&fs=true style=width:400px;height:326px allowFullScreen=true allowScriptAccess=always type=application/x-shockwave-flash

Hey guitar guys, have you ever seen someone tape their pedals all over their guitar like that?

Really ive always thought this was one of the great covers of any song.

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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2010, 07:33:47 PM »
That's pretty awesome, both the musical performance and the "choreography". I remember hearing a live album of theirs years ago (wish I could remember which one) and being blown away by how good it was.

I also had no idea that Fred Willard hosted SNL.
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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 11:21:29 PM »

Really ive always thought this was one of the great covers of any song.

Yah, for some reason this cover just did not speak to me, but I was an insane Stones fan for a very long time, and even though I really love Devo too, well ... I just decided to not acknowledge this song.
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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2010, 02:14:45 PM »
Here's Devo performing "Through Being Cool" on the show Friday's. They really do blur the line between concerts and performance art.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxC9wm9oQp4[/youtube]

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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2010, 04:34:29 PM »
I love Devo, love that cover.

As far as guitars/pedals, there was a band in Bloomington in the 90s called El Nino (not the other El Nino) which used a lot of noisy, heavily pedalled up guitar in their sound, and the guitarist essentially covered the guitar with effects pedals he had taped on. I don't know if that was a Devo influenced move or not.

I was never crazy about this cover as recorded, but I really dug this live version:

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-2110179937439330768&hl=en&fs=true style=width:400px;height:326px allowFullScreen=true allowScriptAccess=always type=application/x-shockwave-flash

Hey guitar guys, have you ever seen someone tape their pedals all over their guitar like that?

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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010, 04:39:43 PM »
I remember my father complaining about that SNL performance. He really hated them.

No where near as progressive as Manhattan Transfer, but what are you going to do?

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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2010, 05:22:57 PM »
Thumbs up for Devo, the cover and the performance.

And thumbs up to Pat K:

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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2010, 09:34:45 PM »
Man. I never realized Devo had a triple guitar attack. Gnarly video though.

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Re: Devo on SNL
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2010, 01:16:06 AM »
The band member on the far right looks a heck of a lot like Fred Armisen.
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