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Devo 2.0 (also known as DEV2.O) is a quintet, created for Walt Disney Records (with the participation of Devo), of child actors who sing, dance, and (in their music videos and photo shoots) mime playing instruments along to songs re-recorded by some of the original members of Devo. Jerry Casale directed all nine of the DEV2.O videos.

A DVD and CD combo was released March 14, 2006. In the summer of 2006 the band began a limited series of live performances, and also contributed a non-album track, Monkey's Uncle, to a compilation of re-recorded Disney songs called Disneymania, Volume 4.

Altered lyricsEdit

The lyrics to some of the songs they perform have been edited to make them more "family friendly" and remove much of the innuendo and irony typical of Devo songs.

In "Through Being Cool", for instance, the line "Eliminate the ninnies and the twits" is changed to "Eliminate the time you waste in cliques", and the innuendo-filled "Girl U Want" is re-written as "Boy U Want" (although the video version of "Girl U Want" keeps nearly all of the original lyrics intact).

The song "Beautiful World" remains mostly unchanged until the end, where the words, "It's a beautiful world for you/It's not for me" have been changed to, "It's a beautiful world for you/I guess me too".

In "Big Mess" the line "I'm a boy with a gun" became "I'm a girl havin' fun".

The theme of "Uncontrollable Urge" changed from sexual anxiety to craving snack foods, and "Jerkin' Back 'N Forth", a techno dirge with a masturbation double-entendre, is now a perky song about dancing.

Track listingEdit

Audio CD

  1. "That’s Good"
  2. "Peek A Boo"
  3. "Whip It"
  4. "Boy U Want"
  5. "Uncontrollable Urge"
  6. "Cyclops"
  7. "The Winner"
  8. "Big Mess"
  9. "Jerkin Back N Forth"
  10. "Through Being Cool"
  11. "Freedom of Choice"
  12. "Beautiful World"
  13. "Girl U Want" *

DVD

  1. "Thats Good"
  2. "Big Mess"
  3. "Whip It"
  4. "Freedom Of Choice"
  5. "Uncontrollable Urge"
  6. "Peek A Boo"
  7. "Cyclops"
  8. "Beautiful World"
  9. "Boy U Want"
  10. "The Winner" *
  11. "Girl U Want" *

* (Target exclusive)

External linksEdit



DEVO
Mark Mothersbaugh | Gerry Casale | Bob Mothersbaugh
Bob Lewis | Bob Casale | Jim Mothersbaugh | Alan Myers
David Kendrick | Josh Freese & Jeff Friedl | Josh Hager
Record Labels / Publishers
Booji Boy Records | Warner Brothers | Enigma | Devo, Inc. 
Stiff | Virgin | Rykodisk | Infinite Zero | Restless | Discovery | Rhino 
MVD Audio | The Orchard | Superior Viaduct | Futurismo
Production
Brian Eno | Ken Scott | Robert Margouleff | Roy Thomas Baker | DEVO 
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)
Filmography
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)
Related Articles
History | Bootlegs | Booji Boy | Devolution | Influence | The Wipeouters | Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers | Devo 2.0 | Akron, Ohio | Music Videos | Versions | Outfits

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