Recombo DNA

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Recombo DNA
Recombo DNA.jpg
Compilation album by Devo
Released 2000
Recorded 1977–1981 (Disc 1)
1981–1987 (Disc 2)
Genre
Length 2:32:36
Label Rhino
Producer Devo
Devo chronology
Pioneers Who Got Scalped
(2000)Pioneers Who Got Scalped2000
Recombo DNA
(2000)
Live in Central Park
(2004)Live in Central Park2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Recombo DNA is a collection of studio demos and unreleased tracks by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in 2000 by Rhino and limited to 5,000 copies.

Unlike the Hardcore Devo compilations, which contained several demos from Devo's pre-record deal days, this collection spans throughout much of their career with Warner Bros. and Enigma.

On August 20, 2016 at the Devo fan gathering, DEVOtional 2016, Delaney Jae of Futurismo, announced they would be re-issuing Recombo DNA with new art to accompany it. Futurismo released similar CDs in 2014 and 2016 with the Miracle Witness Hour live album, and the E-Z Listening Disc reissue. The reissue of Recombo DNA will be released August 2017 and will only be released on 4xLP vinyl.

The front cover of the album features Booji Boy.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Recombo DNA" (demo) – 2:06 (c. 1977)
  2. "The Words Get Stuck in My Throat" (live) – 5:28 (c. 1977)
  3. "Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin')" (demo) – 2:17 (c. 1977)
  4. "Be Stiff" (alternate mix) – 2:43 (c. 1977)
  5. "Pink Pussycat" (demo) – 4:08 (c. 1978–1979)
  6. "Goo Goo Itch" (alternate version) – 2:25 (c. 1978–1979)
  7. "Strange Pursuit" (demo) – 2:31 (c. 1978–1979)
  8. "The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprise" (demo) – 3:32 (c. 1978–1979)
  9. "Bushwhacked" (prosthetic version) – 4:41 (c. 1979)
  10. "Girl U Want" (demo alternate version) – 2:59 (c. 1979)
  11. "Turn Around" (demo alternate version) – 2:12 (c. 1979)
  12. "Snowball" (demo alternate version) – 2:49 (c. 1980)
  13. "Luv & Such" – 2:53 (c. 1980)
  14. "Gates of Steel" (demo alternate version) – 3:29 (c. 1980)
  15. "Planet Earth" (demo alternate version) – 3:17 (c. 1979)
  16. "Whip It" (demo alternate version) – 2:39 (c. 1979)
  17. "Cold War" (demo alternate version) – 2:33 (c. 1979)
  18. "Time Bomb" – 03:14 (c. 1979)
  19. "That's Pep" (demo alternate version) – 2:32 (c. 1979)
  20. "Make Me Dance" – 2:16 (c. 1980)
  21. "Gotta Serve Somebody (live)" – 6:31 (c. 1979)
  22. "I Saw Jesus" – 1:31 (c. 1981)
  23. "Psychology of Desire (demo)" – 4:23 (c. 1979)
  24. "Pity You (demo)" – 2:54 (c. 1979)
  • Although "Be Stiff" is labeled as an "alternate mix" of the single version, it is in fact an entirely different recording.
  • "Luv & Such" is an early version of "Mr. B's Ballroom" with entirely different lyrics.
  • "Psychology of Desire" is an early version of "The Super Thing", also featuring different lyrics.

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Beautiful World" (demo) – 3:41 (c. 1981)
  2. "Race of Doom" (demo) – 3:44 (c. 1981)
  3. "I Desire" (demo) – 3:18 (c. 1982)
  4. "Big Mess" (demo) – 2:48 (c. 1982)
  5. "The 4th Dimension" (alternate version rough mix) – 4:19 (c. 1983)
  6. "Here to Go" (alternate version rough mix) – 3:18 (c. 1983)
  7. "Some Things Don't Change" (rough mix) – 2:55 (c. 1983)
  8. "Big Adventure" (rough mix) – 2:46 (c. 1983)
  9. "No Noise" (rough mix) – 2:50 (c. 1983)
  10. "Love Is Stronger Than Dirt" – 2:11 (c. 1983)
  11. "Faster and Faster" – 2:49 (c. 1982)
  12. "Modern Life" – 3:05 (c. 1983)
  13. "The Only One" (demo) – 4:06 (c. 1986–1987)
  14. "Baby Doll" (demo) – 3:37 (c. 1986–1987)
  15. "Some Things Never Change" (demo) – 5:28 (c. 1986–1987)
  16. "Plain Truth" (demo) – 4:00 (c. 1986–1987)
  17. "Happy Guy" (demo) – 3:33 (c. 1986–1987)
  18. "Somewhere With Devo" (studio version demo) – 18:23 (c. 1986–1987)
  • "Some Things Don't Change", "Big Adventure" and "No Noise" were rejects from "Shout". "Some Things Don't Change" was played as a one-off performance in 1988 at Club Bene during the Total Devo tour.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badgley, Aaron. "Devo – Recombo DNA". AllMusic. Retrieved December 25, 2016.