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DEVO, Boston 6-27-08 crop.jpg
in Boston, June 27, 2008
Background information
OriginOhio, United States
GenresPunk rock, New Wave, post-punk, synthpop, synthpunk, art rock, techno, synthrock, dance-punk
Years active1972–1991
LabelsWarner Bros., Enigma,
Stiff, Virgin
Booji Boy
Associated actsDevo 2.0
Smart Patrol
Jihad Jerry & the Evildoers
The Wipeouters
Dove, The Band of Love
MembersMark Mothersbaugh
Gerald Casale
Bob Casale
Bob Mothersbaugh
Josh Freese
Past membersBob Lewis
Peter Gregg
Fred Weber
Rod Reisman
Jim Mothersbaugh
Alan Myers
David Kendrick
Jeff Friedl

Devo is an American new wave pop music band formed in Ohio. Their best-known lineup consisted of Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh, Robert Casale, and Alan Myers. They had popular songs in the 1970s and 1980s. Devo had a big influence on the new wave music movement.

Devo often used various keyboards (called synthesizers) in their songs, including the Moog synthesizer.

Their most famous song was called "Whip It". That song was released in 1980.

Devo occasionally performs concerts for the public.



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