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- Posted on Apr 20th 2010 4:08AM by Benjy Eisen
There's no denying that the pace has certainly picked up recently though, in conjunction with a high profile appearance at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The band also has new material -- finally -- as well as new hats and outfits. As for their iconic Energy Dome hats, blue is the new red. Almost surprisingly, Devo were not bashful about performing the new material, including the Spinner-premiered 'What We Do,' live for an audience that probably just strolled inside the tent in the hopes of hearing 'Whip It.'
Funny thing about that -- announcing it as "Here's one you might remember," as soon as they finished it, the crowd instantly thinned. Devo has been doing unabashed market research for their upcoming studio release, even asking fans to vote on which songs should make the final cut. Perhaps Devo should open source their setlists too -- had people known that shortly after 'Whip It,' they would also tackle their infamous covers of 'Secret Agent Man' and, of course, the Rolling Stones' '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,' the crowd just might have stuck around. As for the band, well, new colors, new outfits and new songs have given them new life but it's not really a makeover per-se: Devo are still not men. Devo are still Devo.