Soo Bawlz

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Song Name: Soo Bawlz AKA Soo Bawls

Artist: DEVO

Appears On:

Run Time: 2:22 (single version)

Year Recorded: '78-'79 (single version)

Year Released: 1979 (single version)

Years Performed: 1976-1979

Writing Credits: Mark Mothersbaugh

Sung By: Mark Mothersbaugh (lead)

Alternate Versions: "Blue Balls" (proto-version)

Demo Version: "Soo Bawls" -  Run Time: 2:40, Recorded: 1977, Released On: Hardcore Volume 1 (1990)

Song Connections:

Some similarities to "Blockhead."
"Huboon Stomp" also mentions huboons.

Trivia / Info:

  • The only known time "Soo Bawlz" was not performed after "Timing X" was a February, 1977 show at the Crypt in Akron, Ohio.
  • Rykodisc titles the demo "S00 Bawls" on the 1990 release, replacing the letter "O" with zero in the word "Soo."

Onstage Behavior:


Pretty little mongo
Everybody wants her toilet
Same old story
She don't let no one near it
The way she teases them
It's such a shame
She's got all the huboons
crying her name
Soo Bawls Soo Bawls
She's got 'em howling
She's got 'em growling
(Soo Bawls Soo Bawls)
She's got 'em going clean out of their minds
(Soo Bawls Soo Bawls)
Soo Bawls
Soo Bawls
Ain't a man in town who wouldn't have her for his daughter
They'd all trade their brains for one taste of her toilet water
One Two Three Four Tell the people what she wore
They run in circles trying to call her up
But her phone's been disconnected since she sold her butt

External Links:

Secret Agent Man ( b/w Soo Bawlz) Discogs
Secret Agent Man b/w Soo Bawlz [VS 280] 45cat
Soo Bawlz (overview) AllMusic
Soo Bawls (overview) AllMusic

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
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)
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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