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- Posted on Feb 8th 2010 2:45PM by Steve Baltin
Still, even when you're talking about the best of the best, one person usually stands on top. From the argument of baseball's greatest hitter to the Beatles versus the Stones, everybody has a favorite. So when ranking the best Super Bowl performances, who is the king of kings? A lot of people would cast their vote for Prince, and you can add Devo's Gerald Casale to those fans.
"It would be hard to beat Prince. That was the best Super Bowl I ever saw, in the rain, in Miami," Casale tells Spinner. "He pulled it off. Unbelievable -- best performance I've ever seen."
Casale and the rest of Devo have their own chance to make TV music history when they head to Vancouver to play Feb. 22 as part of the Winter Olympics on NBC. For a band that was once proudly cult heroes -- save for few momentary times in the mainstream like their hit 'Whip It' -- the Olympics is a bit surreal. "This is a bizarrely exciting opportunity. They thought it'd be a good idea if Devo played this ceremony and we said, 'Really? Great, we'll do it,'" Casale says. "We've just never had an opportunity like that before. It's kind of like playing at halftime of a playoff NFL game except [at a] better, higher level."
Having ascended to this next rung of recognition and acceptance, Devo are ready to move on to even more. Would they want to play the Super Bowl, then? "Absolutely," Casale says. "I would like to see Devo in as many homes as the Who and the Foo Fighters."
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