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First Released: July, 1978
Recorded: 1977-1978
Tracks: 11
Label: US: Warner Brothers / UK: Virgin

Track listingEdit

  1. Uncontrollable Urge (3:08)
  2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (2:38)
  3. Praying Hands (2:47)
  4. Space Junk (2:13)
  5. Mongoloid (3:42)
  6. Jocko Homo (3:38)
  7. Too Much Paranoias (1:56)
  8. Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) (4:54)
  9. Come Back Jonee (3:46)
  10. Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin') (2:37)
  11. Shrivel Up (3:05)

(Track timings from US Warner Brothers CD release)

1979 Virgin UK reissue adds:

  • (Picture disc LP and a letter from the desk of General Boy)

2009 Warner Brothers remastered reissue adds:

  • DEVO live at The London HMV Forum, London, England, May 6, 2009.
A special concert performance of Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
  1. Uncontrollable Urge (Live) (3:26)
  2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Live) (3:07)
  3. Praying Hands (Live) (2:48)
  4. Space Junk (Live) (2:17)
  5. Mongoloid (Live) (3:38)
  6. Jocko Homo (Live) (4:32)
  7. Too Much Paranoias (Live) (2:26)
  8. Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) (Live) (4:19)
  9. Come Back Jonee (Live) (4:21)
  10. Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin') (Live) (2:25)
  11. Shrivel Up (Live) (3:05)

PersonnelEdit

DEVOEdit

ProductionEdit

Album Art and DesignEdit

TriviaEdit

  • DEVO, especially G.V.C. , were involved with the production, mixing, and album art

Tour SetlistEdit

  1. Wiggly World
  2. Secret Agent Man (Q/A Japan shows, then DNFTF tour*)
  3. Pink Pussycat
  4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  5. Too Much Paranoias
  6. Praying Hands
  7. Uncontrollable Urge
  8. Mongoloid
  9. Jocko Homo
  10. Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA
  11. Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin')
  12. Come Back Jonee
  13. Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy)
  14. DEVO Corporate Anthem (tape playback)
  15. Red Eye Express (vocals by Booji Boy)
  16. The Words Get Stuck In My Throat (vocals by Booji Boy)

Live TriviaEdit

Live BehaviorEdit

See article "Outfits: 1978."
Yellowsuits

Original Q/A Yellow Suits and 3D Glasses

Yellow protective suits (with the word "DEVO" on breast) worn with 3D glasses
The yellow suits were taken off during Jocko Homo (in some instances pants were removed during Uncontrollable Urge), revealing the black shorts, socks, knee/elbow pads, and T-shirts (also emblazoned with "DEVO")
Red helmets were added after the song ended. Mark as Booji Boy wore the latex head mask and the black undersuit

ChartsEdit

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1978 Pop Albums 78

External Links:Edit


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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