Discussion:
Studio Albums
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Ian Petts
2005-10-18 07:52:05 UTC
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I'm a long-time Devo fan who had a bit of a break from the band after
"Oh, No!" came out and have been getting back into them lately since my
wife gave me "The Complete Truth/Live" DVD set.

I want to get my collection up to date and get all the studio albums
first, then probably go through the live albums later.

I am quite amazed at the number of albums they have out now, although it
seems that the bulk of them are live and best-of's. I've picked up Shout
and Total Devo but I'm not sure what to get next.

Looking at the track lists, "Pioneers WGS" has some songs on it that
don't look familiar, so I'll probably grab that, but I also don't want
to miss out on alternate versions of my old favorites.

I have all the albums from "AWNM?" to "Oh, No!" plus "Shout" and
"Total", but what else do I need to get in order to have all their
studio tracks?

TIA,
Ian.
b***@devodude.com
2005-10-18 08:52:15 UTC
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The only other 'studio' album you have left to get is Smooth Noodle
Maps--which is actually a pretty hard to find cd, and even harder to
find lp. Not the band's greatest offering (in my opinion), but
necessary to complete your studio collection.

And you should most definitely pick up Pioneers!

Bruce
www.devodude.com
Gary Childs
2005-10-18 13:28:16 UTC
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Post by b***@devodude.com
The only other 'studio' album you have left to get is Smooth Noodle
Maps--which is actually a pretty hard to find cd
There's 4 on Amazon.com

, and even harder to
Post by b***@devodude.com
find lp.
Yeah, I've never seen one, except on eBay once.
JonYo
2005-10-18 09:05:38 UTC
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Post by Ian Petts
I'm a long-time Devo fan who had a bit of a break from the band after
"Oh, No!" came out and have been getting back into them lately since my
wife gave me "The Complete Truth/Live" DVD set.
I want to get my collection up to date and get all the studio albums
first, then probably go through the live albums later.
I am quite amazed at the number of albums they have out now, although it
seems that the bulk of them are live and best-of's. I've picked up Shout
and Total Devo but I'm not sure what to get next.
Looking at the track lists, "Pioneers WGS" has some songs on it that
don't look familiar, so I'll probably grab that, but I also don't want
to miss out on alternate versions of my old favorites.
I have all the albums from "AWNM?" to "Oh, No!" plus "Shout" and
"Total", but what else do I need to get in order to have all their
studio tracks?
TIA,
Ian.
Well, in 1990 they had their last "proper" studio album,
SmoothNoodleMaps. By "proper" I mean, all new songs written and
recorded in one narrow time period, specifically for album release in
that same period. Even though it was on the Enigma label that died off,
like the TotalDevo album, it's not too hard to find. Many would
consider Hardcore Devo Vol 1 and 2 (released around 1992-1993 I think)
to be pretty necessary for a Devo collection. It's old 4-track stuff,
all recorded pre-Q?A!, and not tyical "albums", but they're both
album-length and full of non-live stuff you won't find elsewhere. Most
(but not all) of the tracks on Hardcore 1&2 are NOT songs later
rerecorded for album releases, and so can only be found here.
Unfortunately, they're both out of print and go for quite a bit on eBay
these days. Other stuff...ummm, well, like you said, there are some
more compilations and live stuff. Recombo DNA is a 2 disc set from
rykohandmade.com that is mostly demos and stuff like that. Great stuff.
There were some one off new original tracks on some soundtracks here and
there, like Are You Ready?! and That's What He Said.

I guess the short version is that if you're looking to get a complete
Devo album collection, and not necessarily a totally complete
gotta-have-every-last-thing collection, and you already have Q?A!
through TotalDevo, all you need is SmoothNoodleMaps and hardcore vol 1
and 2 and you're set.

devodevodevodutynow!
- JonYo
Gary Childs
2005-10-18 13:26:13 UTC
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Post by Ian Petts
I am quite amazed at the number of albums they have out now, although it
seems that the bulk of them are live and best-of's. I've picked up Shout
and Total Devo but I'm not sure what to get next.
Smooth Noodle Maps
Now It Can Be Told
Recombo DNA
The 4 released by Rycodisc which are:
Hardcore Devo 1
Hardcore Devo 2
Easy Listening Disc
Live: The Mongoloid Years
(Those might br tougher to find)
Ian Petts
2005-10-19 01:33:19 UTC
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Ok, I've seen some of these at the local music shop so will wander down
and see what I can get. I'll hit Amazon and eBay for the rest. I'll
probably end up with everything eventually anyway, but it's nice to have
a bit of direction :-)

Thanks everyone!

Regards,
Ian.
Dr. Zontar
2005-10-20 17:36:59 UTC
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Also see if Rhino is still selling "Recombo DNA". It's a collection of
demo versions of classic songs and assorted rarities. I highly
recommend it. No Devo collection should be without it (IMHO).

It came from the "Rhino Handmade" label and was limited to only 5000
copies, but I got one from their website last Xmas.

- Rich
Gary Childs
2005-10-20 19:42:21 UTC
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Post by Dr. Zontar
Also see if Rhino is still selling "Recombo DNA".
It's still available:
http://www.rhinohandmade.com/browse/ProductLink.lasso?Number=7718

It's hard to believe that there aren't 5000 Devo fans to buy it.
The foldout mini-poster with Mark's doodles on the tape boxes is
fascinating.
Dr. Zontar
2005-10-20 21:27:44 UTC
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Post by Gary Childs
Post by Dr. Zontar
Also see if Rhino is still selling "Recombo DNA".
http://www.rhinohandmade.com/browse/ProductLink.lasso?Number=7718
It's hard to believe that there aren't 5000 Devo fans to buy it.
It makes you wonder if the whole "limited edition" thing isn't a con.
There has to be at least 5000 Devo fans out there.
Post by Gary Childs
The foldout mini-poster with Mark's doodles on the tape boxes is
fascinating.
Agreed.

- Rich
Gary Childs
2005-10-21 13:14:15 UTC
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Post by Dr. Zontar
It makes you wonder if the whole "limited edition" thing isn't a con.
There has to be at least 5000 Devo fans out there.
Well, "Mark Mothersbaugh - Joyeux Mutato" sold out it's 3000-copy run. So,
there are 3000 Mothersbaugh fans out there. I think the fact that these
discs are available only on the internet hurts them. Some people don't use
the internet, some people don't use credit cards, and some people just don't
know about the set's existence. It wasn't heavily promoted. I think if
stores had had it available, it would be long gone.
ƒ®∂nk p∂ⁿuCĉI
2005-10-21 15:18:39 UTC
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Post by Gary Childs
Well, "Mark Mothersbaugh - Joyeux Mutato" sold out it's 3000-copy run. So,
there are 3000 Mothersbaugh fans out there. I think the fact that these
discs are available only on the internet hurts them. Some people don't use
the internet, some people don't use credit cards, and some people just don't
know about the set's existence. It wasn't heavily promoted. I think if
stores had had it available, it would be long gone.
I betcha MM cleared more money from the unpromoted 3000-disc JOYO
sellout than he would have from that same CD given typical label-style
promotion and distribution in those old-fashioned "store" things. I
ain't good with numbers, so you do the conjectural a-wreath-my-deek.


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m***@yahoo.com
2005-10-24 19:10:40 UTC
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FWIW Amoeba Music in the Bay Area carries Rhino Handmade releases
in-store. I've seen a copy of Recombo DNA there.

Doug
JonYo
2005-10-25 06:32:38 UTC
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Post by m***@yahoo.com
FWIW Amoeba Music in the Bay Area carries Rhino Handmade releases
in-store. I've seen a copy of Recombo DNA there.
Doug
That's true, I've seen them there too. However, when they've had Rhino
Handmade stuff there in the past, they wree still numbered just like
when you buy them direct from Rhino. They're also always
RE-shrink-wrapped, making me think they were purchased retail rather
than wholesale from Rhino, and then put out for resale. I've noticed in
the past that Amoeba's prices on Rhino Handmade's ReCombo DNA and Dev-O
Live are noticeably higher than Rhino Handmade's own retail mail order
price. I haven't checked the Devo slot at Amoeba in a long while
though, so I can't be sure what they go for right now.

Regardless of price and where you obtain them, the Rhino Handmade Devo
releases are sooooo worth getting.

- JonYo

Pink Pussycat
2005-10-20 21:06:28 UTC
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Post by Gary Childs
It's hard to believe that there aren't 5000 Devo fans to buy it.
The foldout mini-poster with Mark's doodles on the tape boxes is
fascinating.
One of these days, when I actually have disposable income,
I'm going to buy my own copy of Recombo DNA*, just for that
mini poster.

BTW, Mark knows how to draw the female anatomy quite well.
I was impressed with the detail in some of those drawings.;-)

~Pink
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*I borrowed a friend's copy to put into my iPod.

"The enemy is at the gate. And the enemy is the human mind
itself - or lack of it - on this planet." - General Boy
Ian Petts
2005-10-20 22:09:30 UTC
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Post by Gary Childs
http://www.rhinohandmade.com/browse/ProductLink.lasso?Number=7718
Ordered!

Thanks everyone for the recommendation.

Regards,
Ian.
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