LLBC – (feat. Devo and Dusty Street)
05/07/1989 – Sunday Night Show
Source – UnclePenny Tape (2012)
This episode has been shared online for over 6 years, it’s roughly 50% complete.
From Wiki: Total Devo is the seventh studio album by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in May 1988, their first album on Enigma Records, four years after their previous album, Shout. The album was recorded between 1986 and 1988, with the basic tracks recorded at Devo studios, in Marina del Rey, and the additional tracks at Master Control, in Burbank, California.
Total Devo was the first Devo studio album without drummer Alan Myers, who was replaced by former Sparks drummer David Kendrick. This was the last Devo album to include use of the Fairlight CMI digital sampling synthesizer, which was mostly used for pre-sequencing the album, as well as for sampling in the choruses of “Some Things Never Change” and “Agitated.”
“The Shadow” has lyrics that contain numerous references to literary works. The chorus is partially lifted from T. S. Eliot‘s poem “The Hollow Men” and it incorporates and paraphrases the catchphrase from the serials following the character The Shadow (“Who knows what lurks in the hearts of men?/The shadow knows!”).
The song “Some Things Never Change” is partly based on the similarly titled “Some Things Don’t Change,” which was a reject from their previous album Shout and would later appear on the compilation album Recombo DNA. The song also paraphrases a lyric from the Beatles‘ “A Day in the Life” and appeared in Interplay‘s computer adventure game, Neuromancer, itself an adaptation of the 1984 novel of the same name by William Gibson.
The song “Baby Doll” was used that same year in the comedy film Tapeheads, with newly recorded Swedish lyrics, and was credited to (and shown in a music video by) a fictitious Swedish band called Cube-Squared.
Total Devo was the only Devo album to be released on DAT in addition to the standard releases on vinyl, cassette and CD. At 41 minutes and thirty seconds long, it is also Devo’s longest studio album.
On July 17, 2018, Devo’s official Facebook page announced that Futurismo Inc. would be issuing a 30th anniversary two-disc deluxe edition of Total Devo, on both CD and vinyl formats.
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