Did anyone here go to the gig at the Fourm? it was intense.
― Dwight Yorke, Tuesday, 23 February 2010 20:38 (4 years ago) Permalink
The new songs are actually not bad in my opinion. I mean, who really gives a shit about new Devo material at this point anyway, but they are better than 95% of the last two albums. I really think that production is their main focus now. They have become masters of the ultraslick movie soundtrack whooshiness thing but I wish they would think about getting a cool, creative producer to work with them instead of doing it themselves. That would perhaps put their creativity back into the songwriting, arrangements and so on. Their best stuff was always done with big-name producers with lots of ideas and their own sound.
― everything, Tuesday, 23 February 2010 21:56 (4 years ago) Permalink
The best song they have recorded in the last 20 years was Huboon Stomp from the South Park Chef Aid disc - but that was an old song, written in the mid-70s. And it is really mad. These new songs are quite sedate in comparison. They try to make them as exciting as possible by polishing them to perfection, but it's the lacklustre songwriting that causes them to fall short.
Still like them though.
― everything, Tuesday, 23 February 2010 22:04 (4 years ago) Permalink
Voting starts tomorrow on the twelve songs that will make the upcoming album:
― Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 7 April 2010 23:50 (3 years ago) Permalink
― Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 7 April 2010 23:51 (3 years ago) Permalink
Ugh. Auto-tuned DEVO is not what I was hoping for. I'm doing the study now and so far I've heard one song I like out of sixteen.
― Nate Carson, Thursday, 8 April 2010 21:02 (3 years ago) Permalink
My favorite was Sumthin, but there were at least ten I honestly felt good voting for. And then another two that would be my preferred filler.
― Johnny Fever, Thursday, 8 April 2010 21:04 (3 years ago) Permalink
I'm a big fan, but this is an over-produced post-Shout parody of themselves. Bummer.
― Nate Carson, Thursday, 8 April 2010 21:05 (3 years ago) Permalink
Fresh was my favorite. Sumthin starts with the Whip It beat :(
I'm a big fan too, but I guess I'm too generous.
― Johnny Fever, Thursday, 8 April 2010 21:06 (3 years ago) Permalink
― Johnny Fever, Thursday, 8 April 2010 21:07 (3 years ago) Permalink
I think these may be the worst words in the English language (and also why I am not going to hit "play")
― falling while carrying an owl (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 8 April 2010 22:08 (3 years ago) Permalink
Sorry to be a spoiler Spacecadet. It's not criminal over-use of auto-tuner. But it is there...
― Nate Carson, Friday, 9 April 2010 19:20 (3 years ago) Permalink