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Song Name: U Got Me Bugged

Artist: Mark Mothersbaugh, DEVO

Appears On: 

Run Time: 2:49 (soundtrack version)

Year Released:  1996

Years Performed: 1970s (infrequently), 2007*, 2014

Writing Credits:  Mark Mothersbaugh

Sung By:  Booji Boy

Onstage Behavior:

Alternate Versions: The 1996 release is a new mix of the 1975 Hardcore demo with newly sung vocals by Mark.

Demo Versions: A 1975  recording appears on Hardcore DEVO Vol. 2 1974-1977 and runs 2:45.

Song Connections:

Trivia / Info: 

  • Booji sang "U Got Me Bugged" live in the '70s, including performances on 12/29/79 and 12/31/79. At a 2007 performance Booji says "You know, I haven't sang this song since 1974."
  • The 1996 soundtrack song is credited to Mark Mothersbaugh. (Mark wrote the song outside of DEVO. Mark recorded the 1996 vocal over the 1975 Harcore recording. The 1975 DEVO lineup is different than the 1996 lineup.)
  • ♦ Booji performed this live on October 12, 2007. It was his first live performance without DEVO. YouTube (starts at 1:59")
  • This song is on  Booji Boy's Basement releases A002, A055, and D002.


Since you came around

Wigglin' under my skin

I've been lost in the lost and found

Feeling like a helpless pin

U got me bug, bug, bug, bug, bugged

Girl, I don't know what to do

U got me bug, bug, bug, bug, bugged

You fluttered on down

As graceful as can be

Then you stuck in the needle

And sucked my blood

It was the love age that came over me

U got me bug, bug, bug, bug, bugged

I don't know what to do

U got me bug, bug, bug, bug, bugged

I'm always bugged over you

Now I'm hopelessly entangled

In the web of love you dangled

Helpless like a worm watch me twist and squirm

Your love has left me strangled

U got me bug, bug, bug, bug, bugged

Girl, I don't know what to do

U got me bug, bug, bug, bug, bugged

Girl, I'm all bugged out over you

You got me bug, bug, bug, bug

Now I'm hopelessly entangled

In the web of love you dangled

Should have trusted sick fear

Now you stepped out on my tail

Your love has left me strangled

You got me bug, bug, bug, bug

Video: In a scene from the Mac/PC video game Adventures of the Smart Patrol (1996), Booji Boy performs this song on his knees in a playpen.** -- YouTube

♦♦ Reportedly Mark Mothersbaugh was not available for all AOTSP filming sessions.  Pat Tierney filled in for Mark on two filming days. Mark recorded the voice. It is also Tierney in costume on the Booji Boy trading card promoting AOTSP. Tierney was recommended to G.V.C. by Erik Saks (credited in the 1993 Voyager laserdisc The Complete Truth About De-Evolution as co-producer, director of commentary interviews, and  videographic designer.) See YouTube video comments by "toiseywoisey."
  • Pat Tierney is credited as "Boogie Boy" in the credits reel. -- YouTube (starts at 0:47")
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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