Song Name: "Fraulein"
Artist: Take a wild guess. (Cover.)
Appears On: Hardcore Devo: Volume 2
- On Unofficial Releases:
- Booji Boy's Basement discs A001, A027, A047, A111, D004
Run Time: 3:10
Year Written: 1974
Year Recorded: 1975, 1977
Year Released: 1991
Years Performed: 1974, 1977, 1988, 2014
Writing Credits: Mark Mothersbaugh [- Lyrics / Raymond Scott - Music, Uncredited]
Sung By: Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh
- On All: Bob Mothersbaugh (guitar), Mark Mothersbaugh (synthesizer), Gerald Casale (bass)
- 1974 live, 1975 recording: Jim Mothersbaugh (percussion)
- Gerald did not play bass in the 1974 performance.
- 1977: Bob Casale (rhythm guitar), Alan Myers (percussion)
- 1988: David Kendrick (percussion)
- 2014: Josh Freese (percussion)
- Bob Casale (Bob2) did not play guitar in the 2014 performances. (Deceased Feb. 17, 2014.)
Alternate Versions: Two.
- The 1977 recording is an alternate take that was recorded following the arrival of Alan Myers.
- The 1974 live recording is a very loose and highly mutated version of the song, with absolutely no resemblance to the recording found on Hardcore Devo.
Demo Versions: Exactly.
Trivia / Info:
- Over a period of 40 years, Devo drummers Jim, Alan, Dave and Josh have each performed this song.
Official live video: Fraulein is the 5th track performed on the home video release Devo: Hardcore Live!
Recording (audio): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBlVg8T3kZU
Live (audio): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k95VvHRd4is
Live (2014 video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj1_hXxrIIs Shot by Michael Pilmer.