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First Released: 1988
Tracks: 11 (LP) / 13 (CD)
Label: US: Enigma

LP Track ListingEdit

  1. Baby Doll (3:56)
  2. Disco Dancer (4:15)
  3. Some Things Never Change (4:13)
  4. Plain Truth (3:13)
  5. Happy Guy (3:26)
  6. The Shadow (3:26)
  7. I'd Cry If You Died (4:06)
  8. Agitated (3:53)
  9. Man Turned Inside Out (4:18)
  10. Sexi Luv (3:15)
  11. Blow Up (4:39)

CD Track ListingEdit

  1. Baby Doll (3:56)
  2. Disco Dancer (4:15)
  3. Some Things Never Change (4:13)
  4. Plain Truth (3:13)
  5. Happy Guy (3:26)
  6. Don't Be Cruel
  7. The Shadow (3:26)
  8. I'd Cry If You Died (4:06)
  9. Agitated (3:53)
  10. Man Turned Inside Out (4:18)
  11. Sexi Luv (3:15)
  12. Blow Up (4:39)
  13. Some Things Never Change (Cassette Version) (5:19)
  • 1994 Restless CD reissue adds the following tracks
  1. Baby Doll (Extended Mix)
  2. Disco Dancer (12" Version)
  3. Agitated (Hyperextended Mix)

PersonnelEdit

DEVOEdit

Additional PersonnelEdit

  • Greta "Greta" Ionita and Nancy "Nan" Vernon - background vocals on "plain truth"
  • Steve Lindsey - bass sample on "disco dancer"
  • General Boy - co-writer of "blow up"*
    • Robert L. Mothersbaugh, Sr. was uncredited for his contribution to the track "Blow Up" and is listed as a co-writer by a "performing rights association". [1] Bob Mothersbaugh had a writing co-credit in the album notes. In an interview by Alex Brunelle & Tom Chiki, Bob1 said doesn't "remember much" about his participation with making Blow Up. [2]

ProductionEdit

  • DEVO - producer
  • Robert "Bob" Casale - engineering
  • Ted Pattison - additional engineering
  • Gerald V. Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh for DEVOVISION - graphic concepts and "world service" uniform design
  • Rocky Shenck - photography
  • Robert "Bob" Mothersbaugh - amiga computer graphics
  • Muto-Little (Hollywood, CA) - uniform fabrication
  • Patrick Pending - layout and design
  • Phillipe Stark - special thanks for happy/sad face inspiration
  • Jim Mothersbaugh - roland equipment and technical collaboration
  • Neal Levin, C.P.A. - business manager
  • Dee Anthony - management

Tour SetlistEdit

  1. Jocko Homo (acoustic)
  2. It Doesn't Matter To Me
  3. Going Under
  4. Working in the Coal Mine
  5. Happy Guy
  6. That's Good
  7. Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth
  8. Pity You
  9. Girl U Want
  10. Whip It
  11. Baby Doll
  12. Satisfaction
  13. Uncontrollable Urge
  14. Gut Feeling
  15. Gates of Steel
  16. Booji's Beautiful World
  17. Somewhere With DEVO
  • The tour setlist was shortened a few times for one-off performances during the '88 - '89 tour.

TriviaEdit

The Total DEVO era "World Service" uniforms were inspired by the subversive band Laibach.
Phillipe Stark inspired the happy/sad face, Bob1 rendered it on an Amiga Computer.
Devo's pose on the album cover is the same as in a 1977 group photo that included Alan. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. repertoire.bmi.com General Boy/Robert L. Mothersbaugh, Sr. co-writing credit for "Blow Up" at BMI repertoire list. repertoire search of songwriter/composer for both mothersbaugh robert l sr and boy general.
  2. Booji Boy's Basement. "Bob Mothersbaugh interview by Alex Brunelle & Tom Chiki" What was your participation in the writing of "Blow Up"? I don't remember much about "Blow Up", something about recording Jerry's or Mark's vocals into a sampler to pitch them down.
  3. PDN - Photo District News, November 18, 2013. Richard Alden Peterson Prints In Recombo DNA: The Story of Devo by Barbara Goldman. 1977 photo by Richard Alden Peterson.

External LinksEdit

Total Devo (Master release) -- Discogs
Total Devo (Release group) -- MusicBrainz
Total Devo (Overview) -- AllMusic
Total Devo -- Wikipedia


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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