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February 4, 1997 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They were a remarkable and perplexing sight when they burst onto the new wave rock scene in 1978: five self-described "spud-boys" in yellow lab suits, jerking and twitching to a cunningly deconstructed version of the Stones' "Satisfaction" and declaiming a dystopic notion of backward progress--the theory of "devolution." Were they a punk band? An art project? A weird prank? Were they not men? They were Devo.
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February 4, 1997 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They were a remarkable and perplexing sight when they burst onto the new wave rock scene in 1978: five self-described "spud-boys" in yellow lab suits, jerking and twitching to a cunningly deconstructed version of the Stones' "Satisfaction" and declaiming a dystopic notion of backward progress--the theory of "devolution." Were they a punk band? An art project? A weird prank? Were they not men? They were Devo.
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March 18, 2010
Filmmaker David Lynch's daughter Jennifer Lynch, Film Threat magazine's Chris Gore and Devo's Jerry Casale will serve as judges at the International Surrealist Film Festival , a celluloid celebration of the weird, wonderful and just plain nuts. A 16-millimeter Bolex movie camera will be awarded to the strangest film. The Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., L.A. 8-11 p.m. Sun. $10. (213) 617-1033. www.theinternationalsurrealistfilmfestival.com.
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May 25, 1986 | TERRY ATKINSON
Since more and more videos seem to shy away from concepts and settle for lip-syncing, this month's top two videos are all the more welcome. In them, Peter Gabriel's and Lou Reed's directors put them through some heavy changes with eye-catching results. Ratings system: 80-100, don't miss; 60-79, recommended; 40-59, watchable; 20-39, weak; 0-19, wretched. OTHER RECENT VIDEOS: Jane Siberry's "One More Colour."
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December 17, 1998 | JERRY CROWE
* Devo, led by Jerry Casale, above left, and Mark Mothersbaugh, headlines the first Y-107 Winter Recital, also featuring the Violent Femmes and Ween, Jan. 21 at the Universal Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale Saturday. . . . Tickets also go on sale Saturday for DC Talk, Feb. 27 at the Universal Amphitheatre. . . . Available today: Jimmy Eat World, Jan. 8 at the Troubadour; Bad Religion, Jan. 13 at the Glass House; Hate Dept., Jan. 13 at the Troubadour; the Vandals, Jan.
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January 23, 1999 | NATALIE NICHOLS
"Do you guys really want to hear more of this stuff?" asked Devo bassist Jerry Casale, appearing slightly amazed by the enthusiastic response as the reconstituted new-wave quintet wrapped up a rare live performance Thursday at the Universal Amphitheatre. The hour set capped the debut "Winter Recital," the first concert soiree sponsored by KLYY-FM (107.1), better known as Y107.
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June 14, 1997 | NATALIE NICHOLS
Leave it to David Byrne to cut a wide swath through the musical jungle of modern pop, world-beat and traditional music, creating a path on which all those points converge into coherent and danceable tunes. The former Talking Heads leader has been experimenting with African and Latin rhythms since that pioneering art-rock band's later years, and on "Feelings" he melds an array of diverse styles into a seamless package brimming with musical and lyrical wit. Blend rock and rap?
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April 22, 2001 | RICHARD CROMELIN, Richard Cromelin is a Times staff writer
What: "P'Twaaang!!!" by the Wipeouters (Casual Tonalities Records). The Sound: Surf has never been up quite like this. The Wipeouters spike the twang and the tom-toms with electronica, exotica and plain old weirdness, sustaining their drive and energy even as they break for a ukulele strum, a sitar solo or pictorial passages that sound like Looney Tunes meet R. Crumb cartoon scores.
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January 16, 1997 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A little-known 35-year-old landmark called the Queen Mary offers one more argument that the much-maligned San Fernando Valley is actually a surrealist's paradise. Located near a Bed, Bath and Beyond and a golf course in Studio City, the Queen Mary is a drag queen's Shangri-La, a strip club that's all tease and also a traditional (well, almost) dance spot. As with most of L.A.'s hidden treasures, the Queen Mary has to be seen to be appreciated.
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February 13, 1989 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Times Staff Writer
It has been a long time since Devo had its platinum heyday with such early '80s hits as "Whip It" and "Girl U Want," but you won't find co-founder and front man Mark Mothersbaugh fretting about it. "I'm kind of at a lucky point in my life right now," Mothersbaugh said Saturday, shortly before the opening of an exhibit of his art at the Sarah Bain Gallery in Fullerton.
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