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Song Name: Red Eye AKA Redeye Express

Artist: DEVO

Album: Duty Now for the Future

Year Released: 1978

Years Performed: 1978 - 1979

Run Time: 2:49

Writing Credits: Mark Mothersbaugh /Gerald V. Casale

Sung By: Mark Mothersbaugh (studio), Booji Boy (live)

Trivia / Info:

Onstage Behavior:

  • Mark hid behind the drumset as Jerry asked the crowd "Do you want Booji Boy!?". After the crowd got worked up, Mark (still in the black T-shirt/shorts outfit) crawled to the edge of the stage in his head mask and sang the song.)
  • In most cases, Bob1 ran in place in time to the drums.

Lyrics:

let me tell you a story
let me shovel some dirt
long time no sugar
and it's starting to hurt
something's flattening my cola
something's wrong with my brew
something's rotten in Idaho
and i don't know what to do
going going gone
with the red eye distress
going going gone
on the red eye express
only go around once
gotta quench that thirst
gotta grab that gusto
gotta get there first
something's flattening my cola
something's wrong with my brew
something's rotten in Idaho
and i don't know what to do
going going gone
with the red eye distress
going going gone
on the red eye express
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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