Coffee Fueled Morning with DEVO

It’s amazing what difference 15 minutes and hot cup of coffee can make in the morning. I normally set my coffee maker at night to make me my sweet nectar of life in the morning, but failed to last night. When I realized that I was still in bed and my ride would be showing up in 5 minutes, the harsh reality set in that I would be waiting until I got to work before I could enjoy my first cup. So here I am. 20 minutes ago I could barely get the key in my office door without falling over and now I’m a happy little hyper worker bee…

So here I sit, listening to DEVO. Yes, I recently realized that ALL of my DEVO music was on LP, and since my turntable has been unusable for years, I haven’t listened to them in a while. I immediately turned to Amazon and purchased their first 6 albums.

I know that most of you probably only know of their song “Whip It” if you’ve heard of them at all. Most folks who do know of them see them as a one-hit wonder band from the 80’s. They’ve actually been playing their wonderfully enigmatic music since the mid 70’s. They were well ahead of their time and it’s a crime that they never had more monetary success. Many bands have recognized how great their songs are and have covered some such as Nirvana (Turn Around) and Soundgarden (A Girl You Want).

Where am I going with this? I don’t know! Like I said, I’m on a bit of a caffeine buzz right now…

One comment to “Coffee Fueled Morning with DEVO”
  1. Funny how Devo is thought of as a 1 hit wonder band. But always a different song for different people, “babydoll” is a dance hit, “satisfaction” is yer talking heads, new wave one hit wonder. I think of them in the same category as Sparks, a great band that never got past niche status but left a wonderful legacy of interesting and different music. No one else could have written Devo’s stuff or Sparks.

    Mark Mothersbaugh has went on to many a film & television score – so many people have heard his music without knowing it.

    BTW a USB turntable would allow you to digitize all your vinyl for about the price of 6 or 7 cds. The later lps from the late 70’s and especially the 80’s stuff digitized quite nicely, the dynamics aren’t quite cd but the noise floor is pretty low and the mastering was top notch. I’m slowly working my way thru mine, with an emphasis on those that don’t exist on CD and probably never will.

    cool blog, came looking for Milla – what a voice!!!

    Funny how Devo is thought of as a 1 hit wonder band. But always a different song for different people, “babydoll” is a dance hit, “satisfaction” is yer talking heads, new wave one hit wonder. I think of them in the same category as Sparks, a great band that never got past niche status but left a wonderful legacy of interesting and different music. No one else could have written Devo’s stuff or Sparks. Mark Mothersbaugh has went on to many a film & television score – so many people have heard his music without knowing it. BTW a USB turntable would allow you to digitize all your vinyl for about the price of 6 or 7 cds. The later lps from the late 70’s and especially the 80’s stuff digitized quite nicely, the dynamics aren’t quite cd but the noise floor is pretty low and the mastering was top notch. I’m slowly working my way thru mine, with an emphasis on those that don’t exist on CD and probably never will. cool blog, came looking for Milla – what a voice!!!

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