Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology


Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology by WARNER at Your Free Album. MPN: R2 75967. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Brand new This is it? Just two CDs devoted (snicker) to one of the great American bands? With the one-two punch of their mission statements ''Jocko Homo'' and ''Mongoloid'' from the early 70's, it's clear that Devo had it all figured out from the beginning. Theirs was a fight against the increasingly alienating modern world, a sort of ''if you can't beat it, join it'' idea. Devo would find more honest humanity by becoming less human. ''Are we not men? We are Devo!'' was their declaration, echoin


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Brand new This is it? Just two CDs devoted (snicker) to one of the great American bands? With the one-two punch of their mission statements "Jocko Homo" and "Mongoloid" from the early 70's, it's clear that Devo had it all figured out from the beginning. Theirs was a fight against the increasingly alienating modern world, a sort of "if you can't beat it, join it" idea. Devo would find more honest humanity by becoming less human. "Are we not men? We are Devo!" was their declaration, echoing the man-beast experiments in H.G. Wells's Island of Dr. Moreau. Devo were not just academic philosophers, or simple clowns. They could rock! Disjointed beats, Beefheart-worthy rhythms, and strange sounds combined with general outrageousness resulted in a great rock & roll band, and even a hit or two on the pop charts like 1980's "Whip It." The first of the two CDs on the Rhino compilation Pioneers Who Got Scalped goes down like butter, every song a classic. Two or three more CDs could have easily been culled from these same fertile years between their debut album and 1981's New Traditionalists. The second CD starts to lose the plot a bit as the members of Devo started going in different directions, primarily Mark Mothersbaugh's developing interest in movie soundtracks and scoring. But it does still paint the picture of Devo and where they were during what Jerry Casale, Mothersbaugh's writing partner, refers to as "the enigmatic years." Until someone steps up and releases the entire Devo recordings and videos together in one big box, this will have to do. And too many great things cannot be said about the 52-page booklet filled to the gills with info and photos. While completists will still be left wanting, this'll keep most spud boys and girls pogo-ing contentedly. --Steve Turner

Features & Highlights

  • 2xCD
  • released 2000 in Europe by Warner Archives (R2 75967)
  • Genre: New Wave / 1980s Pop

Additional Information

Brand:
WARNER
Manufacturer:
Rhino Records / Warner Archives
Category:
American Punk
MPN:
R2 75967
Release Date:
2000-05-16
UPC:
081227596729
Part Number:
R2 75967
Artist:
Devo
Publisher:
Rhino Records / Warner Archives
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Format:
CD
Publication Date:
2000-05-16
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.5 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 1 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.4 pounds
Package Size:
4.88 x 0.94 x 5.59 inches

 


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