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Posted: 12/2/2007 3:10:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 3:12:15 PM EDT by Col_Panic]
if they could produce something as fantastically weird as Devo. I challenge you to find a better '80s video than Freedom of Choice.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:13:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 3:13:55 PM EDT by fosters]
Were not the 80's the era where you could buy all kindsa cool EBR's for peanuts....what wasnt to love...shame I was born i the wrong country
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:33:09 PM EDT
DEVO were, in fact, the product of a nobler time.


Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:44:23 PM EDT
It could have been weirder. Mark Mothersbaugh:



This is the short version: We got flown to Jamaica once, Bob Casale and I. I think it was around ‘77, about three or four weeks after the Sex Pistols broke up. We’re sitting there with Richard Branson, one of the richest men in the world, and we’re all in our 20s at the time. They had all this pot, so we’re like, OK. So we’re smoking pot. And they said, “What do you guys think of the Sex Pistols?” And we go, “They’re great.” We had partied with them on the last show they did in San Francisco. We were playing at some punk club, and they were playing the Winter Palace or wherever it was. They came over afterwards and blah-blah-blah. So they go, “Well, what do you think of Johnny Rotten?” We’re like, “Oh, he’s cool, we love everything he does.” They go, “He’s here in the hotel, and Johnny Rotten wants to join DEVO. And if you guys want to go down to the beach right now, we’ve got reporters from NME, Sound Magazine, and Melody Maker and they want to do a cover story about Johnny Rotten joining DEVO.”


Johnny Rotten as a nerd rocker....
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:58:15 PM EDT
Judging by what Johnny Rotten did with P.I.L., this may not have been all that incongruous.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:59:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcgredo:
It could have been weirder. Mark Mothersbaugh:



This is the short version: We got flown to Jamaica once, Bob Casale and I. I think it was around ‘77, about three or four weeks after the Sex Pistols broke up. We’re sitting there with Richard Branson, one of the richest men in the world, and we’re all in our 20s at the time. They had all this pot, so we’re like, OK. So we’re smoking pot. And they said, “What do you guys think of the Sex Pistols?” And we go, “They’re great.” We had partied with them on the last show they did in San Francisco. We were playing at some punk club, and they were playing the Winter Palace or wherever it was. They came over afterwards and blah-blah-blah. So they go, “Well, what do you think of Johnny Rotten?” We’re like, “Oh, he’s cool, we love everything he does.” They go, “He’s here in the hotel, and Johnny Rotten wants to join DEVO. And if you guys want to go down to the beach right now, we’ve got reporters from NME, Sound Magazine, and Melody Maker and they want to do a cover story about Johnny Rotten joining DEVO.”


Johnny Rotten as a nerd rocker....


I think that would have been a legendary and entertaining disaster.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:01:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:03:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RedRyder21:
This is another great 80s moument.

Yep...a stunner...I have never seen that before
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:04:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RedRyder21:
This is another great 80s moument.



BAN HIM!!!

That shit wasn't funny the first 1,000 times it was posted

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:04:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RedRyder21:
This is another great 80s moument.


Fuck you and die.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:05:12 PM EDT
And you could pick up a M-16 for next to nothing.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:05:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By caveman:

Originally Posted By RedRyder21:
This is another great 80s moument.



BAN HIM!!!

That shit wasn't funny the first 1,000 times it was posted



Poor use of the rick roll in this thread, it actually belongs here....
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:06:15 PM EDT
Ah yes, they were indeed a magnificent golden age...
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:06:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RedRyder21:
This is another great 80s moument.


Another great feature of this site is the report button.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:08:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By numberofthebeast:

Originally Posted By RedRyder21:
This is another great 80s moument.


Another great feature of this site is the report button.


better be careful

Staff has posted in BIG RED LETTERS about reporting rick rolls in GD.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:10:12 PM EDT
Devo don't have nothin' on Swayze!
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:12:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Silence:

Originally Posted By numberofthebeast:

Originally Posted By RedRyder21:
This is another great 80s moument.


Another great feature of this site is the report button.


better be careful

Staff has posted in BIG RED LETTERS about reporting rick rolls in GD.


I had to do it at least once since I am always late to the party. This will be my last time I promise,... but I do remember him on TV during the 80s.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:16:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:26:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Col_Panic:
if they could produce something as fantastically weird as Devo. I challenge you to find a better '80s video than Freedom of Choice.


I'll see your Freedom Of Choice & raise you Beautiful World Possibly the best Devo song ever.

More '80s goodness
Gary Numan ..not sure if the song came out in in '79 or 80 but the video was an early MTV staple.

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:31:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DWFAN:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcOZ6xFxJqg


YES Safety Dance!!!
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:36:25 PM EDT
Freedom Of Choice is pretty weird, but nothing really beats Peek-A-Boo. 'Course, it's all Devo.

Also: the 80s were the era of Reagan. Who was totally awesome, and a sex machine to all the chicks.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:37:00 PM EDT
Back in '65 you could just order out of a magazine and it would be mailed to you direct..........
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:38:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:39:49 PM EDT
DEVO was great.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:41:06 PM EDT
No, it's not the damn Rick Roll

Devo: That's Good
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:43:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RedRyder21:
This is another great 80s moument.


Try to grow up. I know it is hard for you - but give it a shot.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:43:36 PM EDT
Rickrolling in an 80's video thread is about the height of stupid.

I saw DEVO in 80' on the Freedom Of Choice tour.
It was one of the best shows I've ever seen.
As weird as they are, they were a great live rock band.

devo uncontrollable urge - live
Devo "Gates of Steel" LIVE 1980
Devo Live1973 Kent State University Creative Arts Festival (Ur DEVO)



Colonel Hurtz

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:46:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RiffRandall:

More '80s goodness
Gary Numan ..not sure if the song came out in in '79 or 80 but the video was an early MTV staple.


Cars was released in 1980.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:47:03 PM EDT
A great performance on Sat Night Live (when they actually sang live)


Devo: Satisfaction (Saturday Night Live)
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:47:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
Rickrolling in an 80's video thread is about the height of stupid.

I saw DEVO in 80' on the Freedom Of Choice tour.
It was one of the best shows I've ever seen.
As weird as they are, they were a great live rock band.

devo uncontrollable urge - live
Devo "Gates of Steel" LIVE 1980
Devo Live1973 Kent State University Creative Arts Festival (Ur DEVO)



Colonel Hurtz




Starting a thread about the 80s in the height of RicRolling is stupid.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:51:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:52:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
Rickrolling in an 80's video thread is about the height of stupid.

I saw DEVO in 80' on the Freedom Of Choice tour.
It was one of the best shows I've ever seen.
As weird as they are, they were a great live rock band.

Colonel Hurtz



I saw Devo in concert in the early 80s. I've seen a lot in my life - but I count that night as one of the bizarre experiences I have ever had. The audience was a freakshow of its own.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:52:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 4:55:53 PM EDT by DigDug]
Take a listen to Gary Numan Hybrid and tell me Nine Inch Nails didn't rip off the sound.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TGi1zcm340&feature=related
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:53:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Silence:

Originally Posted By numberofthebeast:

Originally Posted By RedRyder21:
This is another great 80s moument.


Another great feature of this site is the report button.


better be careful

Staff has posted in BIG RED LETTERS about reporting rick rolls in GD.



Link?
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:59:50 PM EDT
Two of my favorites from the 80's

Romeo Void


Wall Of Voodoo
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:10:30 PM EDT

I'll see your Freedom Of Choice & raise you Beautiful World Possibly the best Devo song ever.



I'll add another from the 80's. Danny Elfman made good with all the HollyWeird soundtracks he ended up doing. Guy is very talented and a little off in the Devo kind of way.
Oingo Boingo
and who could forget
Talking Heads

The 80's rocked.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:15:19 PM EDT
Devo still plays shows once in while, they played Detroit last year. Iggy Pop still does shows too. Remember this one:Repo Man
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:17:59 PM EDT
Whip It

the '80s were COOL; I miss them. C'mon, music like this, Reagan pasting Khadafi's tents, "Tear down this wall!", exhilarating times to live in.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:23:26 PM EDT
I'm a Devotee, got all their albums on CD, even some weirder ones.

during the 80's electronics were pretty wimpy, but the CD did come out in 1986. VHS still ruled as did 4:3 SDTV.

Cars were wimpy, even so called sports cars.

The 1989 import ban didn't happen till 1989 when most of the 80's was already over. HK94's could be had for $400 or so.

There was no internet, that kind of sucked.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:29:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
I'm a Devotee, got all their albums on CD, even some weirder ones.

during the 80's electronics were pretty wimpy, but the CD did come out in 1986. VHS still ruled as did 4:3 SDTV.

Cars were wimpy, even so called sports cars.

The 1989 import ban didn't happen till 1989 when most of the 80's was already over. HK94's could be had for $400 or so.

There was no internet, that kind of sucked.


Weirder like the Residents? The Residents
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:30:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HELOBRAVO:

I'll see your Freedom Of Choice & raise you Beautiful World Possibly the best Devo song ever.



I'll add another from the 80's. Danny Elfman made good with all the HollyWeird soundtracks he ended up doing. Guy is very talented and a little off in the Devo kind of way.
Oingo Boingo
and who could forget
Talking Heads

The 80's rocked.


I've always been somewhat of an Oingo fan

yet more '80s cheese
Dead Or Alive
Adam Ant
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:33:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

There was no internet, that kind of sucked.


Yeah, but we appreciated porn more, if only because of the embarrassment of handing over the magazine and cash to the nice old lady behind the counter at Eckerd's
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:56:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By spartacus2002:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

There was no internet, that kind of sucked.


Yeah, but we appreciated porn more, if only because of the embarrassment of handing over the magazine and cash to the nice old lady behind the counter at Eckerd's






"Ah, nothing special, how 'bout you?"

"Cool. Well, I guess I'll get these gummy bears, a pepperoni stick, Coke, and a Club - It's for my dad... it's his birthday."
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