New Traditionalists seemed to indicate that Devo saw their audience as having shifted to the mainstream, and Oh, No! It's Devo slides further in that direction. For their first non-self-produced album since the debut, the band brings in Cars producer Roy Thomas Baker , who smooths out any remaining edges in the band's sound, and employs colder-sounding digital synths more often.
As a result, it's hard to differentiate Devo from all the other new wave synth-pop acts following the trail they'd originally blazed. Topping off their increasingly generic sound is a reliance on thudding electronic percussion, which contributes heavily to the album's overall feeling of bloodlessness. Still, Oh, No! It's Devo is only about as uneven as New Traditionalists , which means that there are several quality singles, and some barely memorable album tracks. There's also a bit more novelty material, perhaps in hopes of scoring another hit on the level of "Whip It.
So you're living under the gun Circumstances have you on the run A doctor frowns you feel bad Take this you've just been had! Don't you lose it now listen to us Everything's going to be all right Take a break take some time Everything's going to be all right Don't you lose it remember to take Time out for fun! So your life has just begun Somebody else is saying that it's done Nurses whisper others grin Something's funny at your expense again.
The way that we weren't is what we'll become So please pay attention while I show you some Of what's about to happen Peek-a-boo! I know what you do Cause I do it too Laugh if you want to or say you don't care If you cannot see it you think it's not there It doesn't work that way.
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New Traditionalists It's Devo Shout Rolling Stone. Mark Mothersbaugh. In , Virgin Records paired Oh, No! Dance Velocity " a remix issued as the a-side of the "Peek-a-Boo!
In , Oh, No! Title Length Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN. Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI. Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA.
Warner Theatre, Washington, DC. Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA. Lester E. Palmer Auditorium, Austin, TX. According to attendees, this show guest starred Jermaine Jackson. Devo perform a vastly shortened version of their set, omitting the "Oh No" segment of the show, as well as "Come Back Jonee" and "Devo Corporate Anthem".
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