Hardcore Devo: Volume Two

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Hardcore Devo: Volume Two
Compilation album by
ReleasedAugust 23, 1991
RecordedApril 1974 – December 1977
Devo chronology
Hardcore Devo: Volume One
Hardcore Devo: Volume Two
DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media7.9/10[1]

Hardcore Devo: Volume Two is the last of two collections of demos by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in August 1991, on the label Rykodisc. It was out of print for over twenty years, however, it was re-issued on Superior Viaduct[2] in 2013 both as a vinyl release (May 2013) and a CD containing both volumes and bonus tracks (July 2013).


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.

Volume Two has been described as even more "hardcore" than Hardcore Devo: Volume One, as it contains more "experimental" tracks. However, it is not without its share of "classic Devo," with the band's trademark sound already beginning to show.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Booji Boy's Funeral"Mark MothersbaughInstrumental3:59
2."Can U Take It?"Gerald CasaleGerald Casale3:00
3."Bamboo Bimbo"
  • G. Casale,
  • M. Mothersbaugh
Mark Mothersbaugh3:16
4."A Plan for U"G. CasaleG. Casale3:11
5."The Rope Song"
G. Casale3:21
6."Goo Goo Itch"M. MothersbaughM. Mothersbaugh2:17
7."Be Stiff"
  • G. Casale
  • Lewis
G. Casale3:19
8."All of Us"G. CasaleG. Casale4:53
9."Baby Talkin' Bitches"
Bob Mothersbaugh2:25
10."I Need a Chick"
G. Casale2:51
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
11."U Got Me Bugged"M. MothersbaughBooji Boy2:45
  • G. Casale
  • M. Mothersbaugh
  • G. Casale
  • M. Mothersbaugh
13."Fraulein"M. MothersbaughM. Mothersbaugh3:06
14."Dogs of Democracy"M. MothersbaughM. Mothersbaugh3:25
  • G. Casale
  • B. Mothersbaugh
B. Mothersbaugh2:57
16."Bottled Up"G. CasaleG. Casale2:21
17."Working in the Coal Mine"Allen Toussaint
  • G. Casale
  • M. Mothersbaugh
18."I Been Refused"G. CasaleG. Casale3:32
19."Fountain of Filth"
G. Casale3:09
20."Clockout"G. CasaleG. Casale3:09
21."Let's Go"M. MothersbaughM. Mothersbaugh2:42
Additional tracks


Production team
  • Devo – producers

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Beta, Andy. "Devo: Hardcore Volume 2". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  2. ^ Pilmer, Michael (June 19, 2013). "Hardcore DEVO Re-Issued On Vinyl and CD!" (html). clubdevo.com. Retrieved 2014-11-22.

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