From the official Devo website: McDonald’s & American Idol Go LowBy Co-Opting DEVO’s Energy Dome We recently discovered that DEVO has once again unwittingly intersected with mainstream pop culture. McDonald’s fast food restaurants are offering a series of American Idol TV show themed toys in their children’s Happy Meals. One of the toys is named … Read more Are We McDevo? (updated)
Mike Goldstein of RockPoP Gallery (rockpopgallery.com) just tipped us off about an interesting Devo video now on YouTube. Created by Mr. Bonzai, the video was shot during a 2002 rehearsal and features “all the hits in less than 7 minutes.” It also includes an interview with Mark Mothersbaugh. The YouTube settings for the clip prevent … Read more Interesting DEVO Video On YouTube
On March 17, Devo will be releasing “Devo 2.0,” a collection of their songs sung by a quintet of kids. The group re-recorded some of its best-known tracks for the release, and also created some new material. There will also be a companion DVD featuring videos directed by bassist Gerry Casale. Walt Disney Records just … Read more DEVO : The Next Generation
We’ve seen toys of everyone from Kiss to Jim Morrison, but one obvious choice has been so far missing from the world of action figures. In early 2006 that will change with the introduction of the Devo action figure! The 9 inch figure features the classic yellow jumpsuit, Energy Dome Hat and bullwhip and also … Read more DEVO action figures!
The story goes that in 1966 future members of Devo formed a highly influential surf band called The Wipeouters. So pioneering were they that some people question whether such acts as The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, and Dick Dale could have possibly accomplished what they did without The Wipeouters paving the way. But as … Read more Mark Mothersbaugh talks about Devo and the Wipeouters side project