Song Name: "My Lai Mama"
Beginning Appears On:
- Booji Boy's Basement discs A001, A027 (same recording)
Run Time: unknown
- Year Written: by 1972
Year Demo Recorded: Unknown, if at all
Year Released: Never
Years Performed: 1974
Writing Credits: Unknown
Sung By: Gerald Casale
- Jim Mothersbaugh (percussion), Bob Mothersbaugh (guitar), Mark Mothersbaugh (synthesizer),
- Gerald Casale (bass, also on original demo), Bob Lewis (slide guitar on original demo), Peter Gregg (lead guitar on original demo)
Demo Versions: 1972
Song Connections: 1974 live version segues from "(She Didn't Know I Was A) Midget"
- This song has never been released in its entirety. There are no recordings of the whole song known to be in circulation.
- It only is available as a fragment at the end of Booji Boy's Basement recording A027, right before the tape cuts off.
Onstage Behavior: Unknown
- Mỹ Lai mama, don't you lie to me
- You're gonna tell me your tale of misery
- (unknown past this point)
- Fan upload: Devo- Midget/My Lai Mama (Cut) (Live In Akron 1974) YouTube.
- The Mỹ Lai Massacre (Thảm sát Mỹ Lai) occurred March 16 1968, during the Vietnam War.
- Bob Lewis says de-evolution's "raison d'etre was a desire to create a universe of discourse that would be both an aesthetic capable of critical analysis and a tool for social justice..."
- ↑ Bluesy's Blues (Cardiff City, Wales & More) [blog]. Repost of "DEVO - The first Post-Modern Band" by Robert Lewis. ...Early Devo was a child of dada, the theater of the absurd, the blackest of black humor and rabid political backlash against the Establishment. People were pissed off, and early Devo is full of political anger and comment: My Lai Mama, I Been Refused, All of Us, Auto Mowdown. The songs not only presented a hunkered down aesthetic, but they were political songs in quite specific ways.