Devo's Greatest Misses

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Greatest Misses
Compilation album by Devo
Released 1990
Genre New wave, post-punk
Length 46:37
Label Warner Brothers
Producer Devo
Devo chronology
Devo's Greatest Hits
(1990)
Greatest Misses
(1990)
Hardcore Devo: Volume One
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[1]

Greatest Misses is a collection of songs by Devo released in 1990. The album includes several photos from previous albums, and the second half of an article on the band by Howie Klein. The first half of this article appears in the accompanying material for Devo's Greatest Hits. Greatest Misses contains lesser-known tracks and alternate versions of tracks from other albums. It has a Parental Advisory label because of the song "Penetration in the Centerfold".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mark Mothersbaugh, except where noted.

  1. "Devo Corporate Anthem" – 1:16 (from Duty Now for the Future)
  2. "Clockout" – 2:48 (from Duty Now for the Future) (Gerald Casale)
  3. "The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize" – 2:42 (from Duty Now for the Future)
  4. "Shrivel Up" – 3:05 (from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!) (Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale, Bob Mothersbaugh)
  5. "Blockhead" – 3:01 (from Duty Now for the Future) (Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh)
  6. "Pink Pussycat" – 3:11 (from Duty Now for the Future) (Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh)
  7. "Mongoloid" – 3:45 (from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!) (Gerald Casale)
  8. "Be Stiff" (Booji Boy version) – 2:35 (7" single) (Gerald Casale, Bob Lewis)
  9. "Satisfaction (I Can't Get No) (Booji Boy version)" – 3:00 (7" single) (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
  10. "Penetration in the Centerfold" – 2:28 (B-side of "The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize") (Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale)
  11. "Too Much Paranoias" – 1:58 (from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!)
  12. "S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)" – 4:29 (from Duty Now for the Future)
  13. "Mechanical Man (Booji Boy version)" – 3:20 (from Mechanical Man EP)
  14. "Speed Racer" – 2:40 (from Oh, No! It's Devo)
  15. "Timing X/Space Junk" – 3:27 (from Duty Now for the Future/Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!) (Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale, Bob Mothersbaugh)
  16. "Jocko Homo (Booji Boy version)" – 2:53 (from the short film The Truth About De-Evolution)
  • Although "Be Stiff" is labeled as being the "Booji Boy version," it is the official studio recording, produced by Brian Eno and originally issued on a Stiff Records 7" single. (The track was reissued on the Be Stiff EP in 1977.)
  • Although "Jocko Homo" is labeled as being the "Booji Boy version," it is not the original Booji Boy single version. It is the original demo featured in the short film The Truth About De-Evolution and also released on Hardcore Devo: Volume One.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Devo". Robert Christgau.