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- Posted on Nov 3rd 2009 11:00AM by Dan Reilly
"We weren't even allowed to put it out unless we got [the Stones'] approval because back then people took intellectual property seriously," Devo bassist/vocalist Gerald Casale tells Spinner. "Because we mutated the songs completely -- it wasn't just a faithful cover, it was completely twisted and some lyrics were changed -- we had to go play it for Mick Jagger in New York City in his lawyer's office."
"Mark [Mothersbaugh] and I went and [Mick] sat in a chair drinking wine," Casale continues. "It was really scary, because what if he didn't like it? We would have been so crushed, crestfallen. After about 30 seconds, he got up, put the wine on the mantle of the fireplace -- this wasn't just any lawyer's office, this was big time. It was cold and raining outside and the fire was going and he started dancing around in front of the fireplace going 'I like it! I like it!' We were like 'Oh f---. It's Mick Jagger and he's dancing and saying "I like it."' It was great."
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