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Song Sharing 4/15/16

Kosha

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Ah Devo, one of my favorite bands. I love the false optimism of the song. I know false optimism is not an original concept in music, but this has to be the catchiest song to use it.

 

I love hard psych rock like this. Especially love the guitar riffs. Not much I have to say about this.

 

I'm not a huge fan of 80's pop, personally. However, if I had to name my favorite pop band of the 80's, it'd be Tears for Fears. I've had this song stuck in my head for the past couple days. What I like most about it is the song's piano (I don't know the correct terminology for this) and it's lyrics.

 

I have an obsession for songs like this, but I don't know what they're called. The nice swinging bassline. The rockabilly-esque singing. I call it Greaser-core since it reminds me of 50's Greasers. This is the type of music bikers would listen to while beating each other up. Also, how could you hate a song with a random toilet flushing sound effect.

 

Another song I've had stuck in my head for a while. I like it's choice of samples. Who would have known computer startup soundeffects would have made for a good song.



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18 minutes ago, Endless/Nameless said:

I really should get some more Devo eventually.

What albums have you listened to by them?

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Just now, Kosha said:

What albums have you listened to by them?

I only have "Whip It". I don't know a lot of their other stuff. What i've heard is good tho.

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2 minutes ago, Endless/Nameless said:

I only have "Whip It". I don't know a lot of their other stuff. What i've heard is good tho.

I assume you either mean the Whip It single or Freedom of Choice. Either is pretty good. The best place to start is Freedom of Choice (the one everyone remembers them for) and Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (which was essentially punk with synthesizers.) My personal favorite is Oh No! It's Devo. The idea behind the album is that Rolling Stone called them "fascist clowns" so Devo got back at them by making an album that sounded like it was made by actual fascist clowns. What results is an album with damn catchy songs that are still stuck in my head. I should also note that the album got critically panned. At this point in their career they decided to move from rock to full on synthpop, which critics didn't like. However, it seems that consumers like the album since it got 4/5 stars on a lot of public-driven music sites.

As for other albums by Devo: I have New Traditionalists but I haven't listened to it yet. Duty Now for the Future usually gets called their most underrated album, but I don't own it nor have I listened to it or any songs off of it. Shout and any album following gets a lot of hate, so I'd steer clear from any of them (although some people call Shout a guilty pleasure.) Their comeback album I've heard is pretty decent. The only song I've listened off of it is Fresh, which is pretty good.

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I'll mark some of those down.

2 minutes ago, Kosha said:

Rolling Stone called them "fascist clowns" so Devo got back at them by making an album that sounded like it was made by actual fascist clowns

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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13 minutes ago, Endless/Nameless said:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Quote from Gerald Casale:

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"Rolling Stone, I remember, they wrote us off as, ‘They don’t even have a guitar on every single song. How can they be a rock band?’ Or, ‘They used a drum machine on one of their songs. How could you even do that?’ And they called us ‘fascists.’ They called us ‘clowns’ in another. Mark and I went, ‘Fascist clowns?’ It was a whole idea for another record, Oh No! It’s Devo.” (source)

 

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