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DEVO Live Guide - 1982,    "DEVO - 10/30/82 - Warner Beverly Hills Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA"


Set One Edit

Set Two Edit


Venue: Warner Beverly Hills Theatre City: Beverly Hills, CA
Date: 1982-10-30 Booji Boy's Basement Release Number: DVD19
Opening Acts: Wall Of Voodoo

Fan Recaps and Comments (and bootleg reviews): Edit


The bootleg of this shoot very muffled and saturated with an annoying buzz. This is all that exists from 1982 in terms of video, though; it's worth it, just for the screen films and the wonderful audience shots (everyone was in some kind of costume.)

This show began without a hitch... until Speed Racer. At the end of the song, the band goes completely out of sync with Alan and Gerry being the only ones in time with the screen. Evidently a delay intended to keep the sound in line with the video was removed, but only from the Bobs and Mark. (At the end of Speed Racer, we can see Gerry stop playing, put his head in his hands, and shake his head in frustration.) Meanwhile, the click track is suddenly played over the PA. Mark runs around trying to fix things as Alan and Gerry play the rhythm section (which is in time with the screen).

The problem is fixed, and the show continues on quite amazingly. Explosions is played for the only time ever as well. During Jocko Homo, a girl comes out with a plate of random objects and during the "call/answer" section Mark comes up to the camera and apologizes for what a terrible idea broadcasting this in 3D was. To make up for it, he says, he's going to show a wide array of 3D effects. However, this "wide array" is simply a hilarious presentation of a bunch of toffee containers with those cloth snakes that pop out of them at the camera. For the encore he sprays fake popcorn, fake mustard (a string), a fake camera with a phallus that sticks out of the "lens", and an extending rack with large underpants on them (dedicated to Mark's mom, "who gave her brain to the lord.")

Booji Boy hates the 3D idea a lot; during Beautiful World he explains they were forced to live in barrels and walk around on all fours to make the project occur. Some confetti is abruptly sprayed on him, which he claims was "not our idea". (Gerry: "There's another stupid idea.")

All in all, an amazing show. I hope one day it comes out officially.

At the end of the concert, Devo plays "Beautiful World" and Booji speaks his mind.
Jerry: Hey Booji, go ahead!
(Booji Boy plays a synth solo while dancing. Then he wipes his brow and speaks:)
You know, tonight was something special. You - along with Devo - were guinea pigs - for a really stupid idea - called "three-dimensional T.V."
But I gotta tell ya, you think ..3D's bad you won't believe what happened to us. They had us "over a barrel" for the longest time. It was painful.
Jerry: Show them the position Booji, show them the position.
Booji: They put us in "doggie submission." (Booji Boy crawls down on "all fours".) And they had us crawling around on all fours because that's what - (Airjets spray out confetti and stuff) - that's what the "big kids" can do to ya'.
Jerry: There's another stupid idea. Let's have it again.
Booji: (Picks up an object off the stage.) Party flavor, hunh? It wasn't our idea!
So, if you disliked this as much as we did, "resist stupidity"! Resist it, ..nked out. Because, we love you! And it is a beautiful world!
(Booji finishes singing "Beautiful World.")

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Jeff Friedl | Josh Hager
Record Labels / Publishers
Booji Boy Records | Warner Brothers | Enigma | Devo, Inc. 
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The Teddybears | Greg Kurstin | Santi White | John King | John Hill | Mark Nishita 
Official Studio Albums
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) | Duty Now For The Future (1979) | Freedom of Choice (1980) | New Traditionalists (1981) | oh, no! it's DEVO (1982) | Shout (1984) | Total DEVO (1988) | SmoothNoodleMaps (1990) | Something for Everybody   (2010)
Other Albums
Be Stiff EP (1977) | E-Z Listening Disc (1987) | Now It Can Be Told: DEVO at the Palace (1989) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 1 74-77 (1990) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 2 1974-1977 (1991) | DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years (1992) | DEV-O Live (1999) | Recombo DNA (2000) | Live In Central Park (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | New Traditionalists: Live 1981 Seattle (2012) | Something ELSE for Everybody  (2013) | Miracle Witness Hour  (2014) | Live at Max's Kansas City - November 15, 1977  (2014) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
The Men Who Make The Music (1981) | Human Highway (1982) | We're All DEVO (1984) | The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) | DEVO Live (2004) | DEVO Live In The Land Of The Rising Sun (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
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