Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology

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Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology
Compilation album by Devo
Released 2000
Length 2:34:39
Label Rhino
Devo chronology
Greatest Hits
(1998)Greatest Hits1998
Pioneers Who Got Scalped
Recombo DNA
(2000)Recombo DNA2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[2]

Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology is a compilation album by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in 2000, on the label Rhino. 17 of the 50 tracks were previously unreleased on CD, including B-sides, outtakes, remixes, soundtrack songs and spoken word material. The band recorded the long-time concert favorite "The Words Get Stuck in My Throat" in the studio for the first time, specifically for inclusion on this compilation.

The liner notes are by music historian Andy Zax, most famous for being the Music Geek on the Comedy Central program Beat the Geeks.

Cover artwork[edit]

The original Rhino package used lenticular printing to create "animated" front and back covers. The front cover animation showed tomahawks flying towards the band members who are tied to stakes and which cause their energy dome hats to fly off their heads. The back cover shows the animated "music executives" throwing the tomahawks. The "music executives" on the back cover were Rhino employees. The Rhino employees pictured, from front to back, are David Dorn (from, at the time, the Publicity Department), Arny Schorr (from Rhino Home Video), Mark Pinkus (from Special Markets), Bill Smith (from Radio Promotion), and Bob O'Neill (from Business Affairs).

Track listing[edit]

Asterisks denote songs previously unavailable on CD.

All tracks written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale, except where otherwise noted.

Disc one
1."We're All Devo!" (*)Booji Boy & General Boy1:04
2."Jocko Homo" (Booji Boy Version *)Mothersbaugh3:18
3."Mongoloid" (Booji Boy Version)Casale3:34
4."Be Stiff" (Stiff Version)Casale, Bob Lewis2:34
5."Uncontrollable Urge"Mothersbaugh3:10
6."(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards2:40
7."Too Much Paranoias"Mothersbaugh1:58
8."Come Back Jonee" 3:48
9."Triumph of the Will" 2:16
10."Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA" 2:41
11."Secret Agent Man"P. F. Sloan, Steve Barri, arr. Mothersbaugh6:05
12."The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize"Mothersbaugh3:34
13."Soo Bawlz"Mothersbaugh2:21
14."It Takes a Worried Man" (*)Traditional, arr. Tom Glazer, Donald Guard3:28
15."Girl U Want" 2:56
16."Freedom of Choice" 3:28
17."Gates of Steel"Casale, Mothersbaugh, Sue Schmidt, Debbie Smith[3]3:28
18."Whip It" 2:40
19."Snowball" (Single Remix *) 2:28
20."Mr. B's Ballroom"Mothersbaugh2:47
21."Working in the Coal Mine"Allen Toussaint2:50
22."Love Without Anger" 2:36
23."Through Being Cool"Casale, Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh3:13
24."Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth" 3:04
25."Beautiful World" 3:34
26."Nu-Tra Speaks (New Traditionalist Man)" (Protar)Casale1:40
Disc two
1."General Boy Visits Apocalypse Now" (*)General Boy1:45
2."Peek-a-Boo!" 3:02
3."That's Good" 3:26
4."Big Mess" 2:45
5."One Dumb Thing" (*) 2:45
6."Theme from Doctor Detroit" (Dance Mix *) 6:03
7."Shout" 3:17
8."Here to Go" (Go Mix Version) 5:31
9."Are You Experienced?"Jimi Hendrix3:09
10."I Wouldn't Do That to You" (*) 3:14
11."Bread and Butter" (*)Larry Parks, Jay Turnbow2:31
12."Let's Talk" (*)Mothersbaugh2:42
13."Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" (*)Paul Vance, Lee Pockriss2:11
14."Baby Doll" (Devo Single Mix *) 3:29
15."Disco Dancer" (7-inch Version) 4:13
16."Some Things Never Change" 4:11
17."It Doesn't Matter to Me" (Live, 09\12\1988)Mothersbaugh2:15
18."Stuck in a Loop" 3:50
19."Post Post-Modern Man" 2:52
20."Head Like a Hole"Trent Reznor4:52
21."Thanks to You" 3:19
22."Communication Break-up" (*)Mothersbaugh, Leslie Greif2:43
23."Duty Now for the Future!" (*)General Boy0:30
24."The Words Get Stuck In My Throat" (*)Booji Boy & Akira Ifukube (from The War of the Gargantuas)2:49



  • Engineer – Conny Plank (tracks: 1-04 to 1-08), Devo (tracks: 1-02, 1-03, 2-06), Gordon Fordyce (tracks: 2-02 to 2-04), Howard Siegal (tracks: 1-15 to 1-20), Ken Scott (tracks: 1-09 to 1-13), Larry Alexander (tracks: 1-22 to 1-25), Bob Casale (tracks: 2-05, 2-07 to 2-22, 2-24), Robert Margouleff (tracks: 1-15 to 1-20)
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Brian Leshon (tracks: 1-09 to 1-13), Ed Delena (tracks: 2-07 to 2-09), Karat Faye (tracks: 1-15 to 1-20, 1-22 to 1-25), Phil Jost (tracks: 1-09 to 1-13), Stuart Graham (tracks: 2-02 to 2-04)[4]
  • Producer – Brian Eno (tracks: 1-04 to 1-08), Devo (tracks: 1-02, 1-03, 1-14 to 1-26, 2-01, 2-05 to 2-16, 2-8 to 2-22, 2-24), Ken Scott (tracks: 1-09 to 1-13), Roy Thomas Baker (tracks: 2-02 to 2-04)
  • Producer [In Association With] – Robert Margouleff (tracks: 1-15 to 1-20)
  • Mastered By [Remastered By] – Bill Inglot, Dan Hersch


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Devo – Pioneers Who Got Scalped". AllMusic. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Wolk, Douglas (2000-06-08). "Devo: Pioneers Who Got Scalped (The Anthology); Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-12-25.
  3. ^ "The De-Evolution of Akron's Music", Beacon Journal, 2000-09-10, retrieved 2009-12-01
  4. ^ Second Engineer Brian Leshon