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Song Name: The Super Thing

Artist: DEVO

Appears On: New Traditionalists, "Beautiful World b/w The Super Thing" (Virgin single), Social Fools: The Virgin Singles 1978-1982

Year: 1981

Performed: 1981, 1982 [1]

Run Time: 4:20

Writing Credits: Gerald V. Casale/Mark Mothersbaugh

Sung By: Gerald V. Casale (Lead), group member (Backing) [studio only]

Early/Alternate/Demo Versions: Psychology of Desire

Song Connections: Watch Us Work It (Same drum beat)

Trivia / Info:Edit

Onstage Behavior:

  • A countdown from ten to one lead into the song during live performances over an extended drum beat.

Lyrics: The Super Thing - LyricWikia

Video: None.

Live Video:

Further Reading:

Gerald Casale's answer to chatroom question (25 June 2013) - Reddit.

References:

  1. DEVO Live Guide. keyword search for "super thing".

External Links:

"Beautiful World b/w The Super Thing" (Virgin single) UK Germany - Discogs
"Beautiful World b/w The Super Thing" (Virgin single) UK Germany - 45cat
The Super Thing (Recording) - MusicBrainz
The Super Thing (Overview) - AllMusic


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)
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