Devo-Behind Studio

Devo pose on a loading dock behind their rehearsal studio in Southern California in 1980. (ELISA LEONELLI/CLUBDEVO.COM)

With everything going on right now, including the pandemic and the last week of protests and violence in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd, who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer, it feels inappropriate to write about entertainment.

And, yet, my mind keeps wandering to the band Devo, as the group’s music is basically providing the soundtrack to what is feeling increasingly like the worst timeline.

Devo-New Traditionalists

Devo wearing “New Traditionalists” plastic hair pomps in a promotional photo from 1981. (ROBERT MATHEU/CLUBDEVO.COM)

Devo-Floating Spuds

Devo as floating spuds in a promotional photo from the album “Oh, No! It’s Devo." (COURTESY OF CLUBDEVO.COM)

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