Total Devo 2xCD
Gatefold sleeve with spot gloss logos and shapes
Liner notes by Gerald V. Casale
Remixes, demos and unheard tracks
Long out of print and never reissued on vinyl, Futurismo present a limited deluxe edition of Devo’s 1988 album Total Devo, in time for its 30th Anniversary. Over the years this totally underrated album has become a fan favourite, aswell as a prediction of these unsettling times we live in. So it seems only fitting it’s right now that Total Devo gets its first time reissue for all to hear.
Back in 1988, when the airwaves were being homogenized by vapid pop, Devo set about creating their first album in four years. The result was this slice of overt irony, a dance orientated, back to basics, emotionally arch selection - including now classics ‘Baby Doll’ and ‘Disco Dancer’ - that twisted pop on it’s head and imitated in part the very music it mocked. Despite its industrial edge and unusual trademark quirk, the concept was perhaps so honest at the time that the joke was inevitably lost, but in the years since hindsight has it serving as a testament to another of Devo‘s misunderstood works of art.
Futurismo give every truly discerning Devo fan the out of print release they’ve been been craving, a limited pressing of Total Devo Deluxe. Included alongside the original album are remixes, demos and unheard tracks unearthed from the archives. The CD's come in a spot laminated gatefold sleeve that shows illustrations and logos when viewed in a certain light, it contains a double sided poster with unseen pictures and brand new liner notes by Gerald V. Casale.
Devo’s Total Devo Deluxe is an essential addition to the collection of any agitated spud, on it’s 30th Anniversary it’s time to witness total de-evolution in action. You knew the time would come, and now it’s here, so get totalled.
1. Baby Doll
2. Disco Dancer
3. Some Things Never Change
4. Plain Truth
5. Happy Guy
6. Don’t Be Cruel
7. The Shadow
8. I’d Cry If You Died
10. Man Turned Inside Out
11. Sexi Luv
12. Blow Up
13. Baby Doll (Single Mix)
14. Baby Doll (Dub Mix)
15. Disco Dancer (12 Inch Version)
16. Disco Dancer (Bonus Beats)
17. Some Things Never Change (Cassette Version)
18. Agitated (Demo)
19. Money Pit (Pre-Baby Doll)
20. Sexi Luv (Demo)
21. Untitled Instrumental Sketch
22. Misfits Of Science
23. Wedding March