Hardcore Devo: Volume One

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Hardcore Devo: Volume One
Compilation album by Devo
Released August 1990
Recorded April 1974-December 1977
Genre Art punk
Length 42:20
Label Rykodisc
Producer Devo
Devo chronology
Devo's Greatest Misses
(1990)
Hardcore Devo: Volume One
(1990)
Hardcore Devo: Volume Two
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (dud)[1]
Pitchfork Media 8.6/10[2]

Hardcore Devo: Volume One (1990) is the first of two collections of demos released by the post-punk/new wave band Devo. While the album was out of print for over twenty years, there was a re-issue in 2013, with a vinyl release arriving in May 2013 and a CD compilation of the two volumes plus bonus tracks coming out two months later.

Overview[edit]

The Hardcore Devo albums are collections of 4-track basement demos recorded by the band between 1974-1977. Some tracks are earlier versions of some of Devo's best known tracks that would later be re-recorded and used on subsequent Devo records (e.g. "Jocko Homo," "Mongoloid"), but a majority of the tracks were never re-used and remained unreleased until the Hardcore Devo compilations.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mechanical Man" – 4:23 (Mark Mothersbaugh) (1974)
  2. "Auto Modown" – 2:01 (Gerald V. Casale) (1974)
  3. "Space Girl Blues" – 1:52 (Gerald V. Casale) (1974)
  4. "Social Fools" – 3:41 (Gerald V. Casale) (1974)
  5. "Soo Bawlz" – 2:43 (Mark Mothersbaugh) (1977)
  6. "Satisfaction" – 3:00 (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) (1976)
  7. "Jocko Homo" – 2:56 (Mark Mothersbaugh) (1974)
  8. "Golden Energy" – 2:32 (Mark Mothersbaugh) (1975)
  9. "Buttered Beauties" – 3:38 (Mark Mothersbaugh/Gerald V. Casale) (1975)
  10. "Midget" – 2:41 (Bob Mothersbaugh/Gerald V. Casale) (1974)
  11. "I'm a Potato" – 2:38 (Bob Casale/Gerald V. Casale) (1977)
  12. "Uglatto" – 2:00 (Gerald V. Casale) (1977)
  13. "Stop Look and Listen" – 2:33 (Mark Mothersbaugh) (1977)
  14. "Ono" – 2:46 (Mark Mothersbaugh/Gerald V. Casale) (1974)
  15. "Mongoloid" – 3:34 (Gerald V. Casale) (1976)
  • There was also a limited vinyl issue in Europe.
  • Some pressings, including the European vinyl version, combine "Auto Modown" and "Space Girl Blues" on the same track

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: DEVO

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Devo". Robert Christgau. 
  2. ^ Beta, Andy. "Devo: Hardcore Volume 1". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 

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