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40 years after Are We Not Men? we’re just now starting to get Devo

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40 years after Are We Not Men? we’re just now starting to get Devo
Devo was finished. The quintet—brothers Jerry and Bob Casale and Mark, Bob, and Jim Mothersbaugh—had gotten about as far as they could in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. The former Rubber Capital of the World would eventually find a secondary renown for producing musical outcasts, but in the mid-1970s, its barflies, laid-off laborers, and aging hippies had had enough of the local group that took the stage in rubber masks and coveralls to cheekily sermonize about man’s regression in the industrial age—what the art-school smart-asses dubbed “de-evolution.” The group—more performance-art collective than band at this point—wanted to put its swan...
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