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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Devo Makes Music for Kids

Following in the footsteps of They Might Be Giants and borrowing a trick or two from the Kidz Bop playbook, Devo has decided to make music for children. As with They Might Be Giants' Here Come the ABCs, a DVD featuring videos of all the songs on Devo 2.0 will be available. The album will be released on March 17 by Disney Sound (which also released They Might Be Giants' Here Come the ABCs).

Devo 2.0 will feature a couple of new Devo songs, "Cyclops" and "The Winner". According to Billboard, "all five members of Devo regrouped to re-record some of its best known songs, including the 1980 hit 'Whip It!' with vocals provided by a quintet of kids." I'm not sure from the phrasing whether just "Whip It" is going to be given the Kidz Bop treatment or whether they're doing... that to a whole mess of Devo songs. Here's hoping they know what they're doing.

Devo - Whip It (Live) (from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo/DEV-O Live)

Devo - Uncontrollable Urge (from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo/DEV-O Live, etc.)

Devo - Jocko Homo (from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo/DEV-O Live, etc.)

They Might Be Giants - Go For G! (from Here Come the ABCs)

They Might Be Giants - Alphabet Lost and Found (from Here Come the ABCs)


Blogger Carmen said...

VERY cool! I still remember Devo scaring the daylights out of me when I was a kid. One of the first MTV videos was their song "Peek a boo" with the clowns...I can STILL see those clowns and how scary they were...glad to see they are coming back doing something FOR kids intstead of scaring them half to death...hahaha. :)

10:03 AM  
Blogger trill42 said...

Oh, dear; that's awful. I don't remember the video but little is scarier than a clown let alone a bunch of them. I hope the project will be hip, a little subversive, and not scary for kids or adults! That part about a bunch of kids singing old Devo songs just freaks me out though. *Shudder*

10:27 PM  

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