Rev. Richard Skull
2006-02-26 00:49:18 UTC
I do remember DEVO always getting the shaft from all the "Critics" of
their era. Always panning them as some kind of novelty act.
I was wondering, how many of the 'big Gun Bands" of the 1980's who got
ALL the critical acclaim in those days can match DEVO in their present
How many of them can tour today hand have both Parents & their kids
stand in line in the 90+ degree heat of Downtown Washington DC?
How many can release 3 Live DVDs in the past 5 years (two of which are
essentially the same song set) and have them all sell?
How many of them can get people like Kurt Cobain to claim them as the
most subversive band ever?
Well? How many?
Foreigner? Blue Oyster Cult? Bee Gees (They were OK before they went
Disco), Olivia Newton John?
No my friends, not one. The ones that are still around are touring on
the Nostalgia Circuit. Playing to the same people who watched them back
when they were "cool"
Only DEVO can claim to have won Oscars! To hell w/Grammys!
Yes! today we can wear our DEVO T-Shirts to the Doctor as he treats us
for Kidney Stones with our head held high!
Only DEVO can claim to have beat "the system" at its own game!