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Devo meets Disney

Tue 4 Apr 2006, 09:10 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
Inline JPEG imageI confess that as I grow older, I grow calmer about things that would have once incensed me.  I liked Devo a good deal, and my older brother was practically obsessed with them (partly due to going to Oberlin, I suspect, which was quite close to their home base).  So, I was surprised not to be more shocked when Devo 2.0 was announced as a teen reincarnation of Devo, singing songs such as Whip It with a Disney styled exuberance.  I guess I have mellowed.  I guess I won't be surprised by Ramones 2.0 when it inevitably follows, and it is only a matter of time before Sex Pistols 2.0.  Sigh!  As soon as I heard Britney Spears singing Satisfaction (a song Devo did even better than the Rolling Stones, by the way), I knew we were on this slippery slope.

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What has been said:

450.1. Stan Rogers
(04/04/2006 10:04 AM)

Sex Pistols 2.0? That would give a whole new meaning to "Pretty Vacant"....

450.2. Don Williams
(04/04/2006 11:50 AM)

Have you heard anything from the NEW CARS?

450.3. Ben Langhinrichs
(04/04/2006 01:38 PM)

The "New Cars" group (talk about a group name that makes you impossible to google!) is a bit of a different animal. I was a fan of the original Cars, and understand why the two who formed this new group would, but at least they aren't teeny boppers. Actually, I am kind of intrigued by whether Devo 2.0 makes a go of it.

450.4. Richard Schwartz
(04/04/2006 06:57 PM)

It's really hard to imagine The Cars without Ric Ocasek and Ben Orr, but then again Todd Rundgren and Kasim Sulton may be as good substitutes as possible.

450.5. Harry Cargile
(04/14/2006 07:04 AM)


This is crushing. Devo 2.0. This makes a mockery of my youth. Sadness.