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Song Name: Mr. B's Ballroom

Artist: DEVO

Appears On: Freedom of Choice, Pioneers Who Got Scalped

Run Time: 2:45  (Album Version)

Year Released: 1980

Years Performed: [1] 2009 (Freedom of Choice shows only)

Writing Credits: Mark Mothersbaugh

Sung By: Mark Mothersbaugh

Alternate Versions: None

Demo Versions: Luv & Such

Song Connections: None

Trivia / Info:Edit

  • Originally written as Luv & Such.
  • Mr. B's Ballroom was a real place out here in L.A. and it was spooky says Jerry, Lets just say it was an alternative lifestyle club. You know, seedy and nasty... [2]

Onstage Behavior:

Bob2 points to the crowd and says "freeze! you ain't goin' nowhere" as the lights go out and a spotlight shines on him. Devo tap a leg to the rhythm during this song.

Lyrics: Mr. B's Ballroom - LyricWikia

References:

  1. DEVO Live Guide. Website keyword search for "mr. b's ballroom".
  2. "Freedom Of Choice" by Evie Nagy (2015). Gerald V. Casale quoted in chapter "Mr. B's Ballroom." A 33 1/3 series book authorized by Devo.

External Links:

Mr. B's Ballroom (recording) MusicBrainz


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)
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