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A double-CD collection of DEVO demos from 1977 to 1987 plus two live songs. It was released in 2000 as a mail-order-only item from Rhino Handmade in a limited edition of 5000. [1]

The record features several songs that were previously unheard, and a decision was made that the record would not repeat material that had previously been bootlegged.

Sequence A (Disc 1)

  1. Recombo DNA (DEMO) (2:06)
  2. The Words Get Stuck In My Throat (LIVE) (5:27)
  3. Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin') (DEMO) (2:17)
  4. Be Stiff (ALTERNATE MIX) (2:43)
  5. Pink Pussycat (DEMO) (4:08)
  6. Goo Goo Itch (ALTERNATE VERSION) (2:25)
  7. Strange Pursuit (DEMO) (2:31)
  8. The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise (DEMO) (3:32)
  9. Bushwhacked (4:40)
  10. Girl U Want (DEMO ALTERNATE VERSION) (2:59)
  11. Turn Around (DEMO ALTERNATE VERSION) (2:12)
  12. Snowball (DEMO ALTERNATE VERSION) (2:49)
  13. Luv & Such (2:53)
  14. Gates Of Steel (DEMO ALTERNATE VERSION) (3:28)
  15. Planet Earth (DEMO ALTERNATE VERSION) (3:16)
  16. Whip It (DEMO ALTERNATE VERSION) (2:38)
  17. Cold War (DEMO ALTERNATE VERSION) (2:33)
  18. Time Bomb (3:13)
  19. That's Pep (DEMO ALTERNATE VERSION) (2:31)
  20. Make Me Dance (LABELED "MAKE ME MOVE") (2:16)
  21. Gotta Serve Somebody (LIVE) PERFORMED BY DOVE, THE BAND OF LOVE (6:30)
  22. I Saw Jesus (1:30)
  23. Psychology Of Desire (DEMO)  (4:23)
  24. Pity You (LABELED "YOU SAY YOU GOT A PROBLEM") (DEMO) (2:54)

Sequence B (Disc 2)

  1. Beautiful World (DEMO) (3:41)
  2. Race Of Doom (DEMO) (3:43)
  3. I Desire (DEMO) (3:18)
  4. Big Mess (DEMO) (2:48)
  5. The 4th Dimension (ALTERNATE VERSION ROUGH MIX) (4:19)
  6. Here To Go (ALTERNATE VERSION ROUGH MIX) (3:18)
  7. Some Things Don't Change (ROUGH MIX) (2:55)
  8. Big Adventure (ROUGH MIX) (2:45)
  9. No Noise (ROUGH MIX) (2:49)
  10. Love Is Stronger Than Dirt (2:11)
  11. Faster And Faster (2:49)
  12. Modern Life (3:04)
  13. The Only One (DEMO)   VOCAL BY TONI BASIL (4:06)
  14. Baby Doll (DEMO) (3:36)
  15. Some Things Never Change (DEMO) (5:27)
  16. Plain Truth (DEMO) (3:59)
  17. Happy Guy (DEMO) (3:32)
  18. Somewhere With Devo (STUDIO VERSION DEMO) (18:22)
Track times from "Recombo DNA" CDs.

Liner Notes

Original Recording Produced By DEVO

Compilation Sources:

DISCOGRAPHICAL ANNOTATION:

All Songs Written By Mothersbaugh/Casale Except:

Recombo DNA/The Words Get Stuck In My Throat/Goo Goo Itch/The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize/Luv & Such/That's Pep/Pity You/Big Adventure/Faster And Faster/Modern Life/The Only One Written By Mothersbaugh
· Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin') Written By M Mothersbaugh/R Mothersbaugh/Casale/Jacket
· Be Stiff Written By Casale/Lewis
· Pink Pussycat Written By M Mothersbaugh/R Mothersbaugh
· Gates Of Steel Written By Casale/Mothersbaugh/Schmidt/Smith
· Planet Earth Written By Casale
· Gotta Serve Somebody Written By Dylan
· I Desire Written By Mothersbaugh/Casale/Hinckley
· Somewhere Written By Bernstein/Sondheim


Compilation Produced by Roland Worthington Hand
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This Compilation (p) & (c) 2000 Warner Bros Records.
Rhino Handmade, a genetically altered division of Rhino Entertainment Company,
10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025-4900. Printed in USA.

Trivia / Info

References

  1. Recombo DNA. CD package liner note text and pictures.
  2. NARM! NARM!!! (blog). DEVO - Loud Shots From The Big Spud Gun (Amended) comments by "Dave"

External Links

Discogs
MusicBrainz
AllMusic
Wikipedia article
Rhino Handmade


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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