Are you devo?
We are ALL Devo.
1. What is/was the rehearsal process like as far as creating your music? Did the lyrics usually come first, or was a melody usually completed beforehand? How collaborative was the process as a whole?
2. What was it like recording your first album with Eno in Germany? Despite your initial resistance to Eno’s ideas, did his suggestions (or just the fact that you recorded in Germany) ever shape any of your future albums?
3. Even your lyrics nowadays are incredibly political—has your idea of De-evolution changed at all since Kent State? Do you believe we have progressed more towards or further away from that concept as the years have gone by?
4. If I were to play one song that you believe highlights DEVO as not only a band, but also for its political views, which one would you recommend?
I love you guys and your message, Mark - great career - it's great being able to see TV shows with my son and have your artistic influence be around - I always know it will be of a sincerity and kindness. Looking forward to seeing 'Myopia' in Denver and hope DEVO comes out to play here again soon - RED ROCKS would be incredible...
If you're in the sunset area, check out my brother's audio studio, pitchperfectuadio.com - he's an audiophile, doesn't advertise, and I could see you two hitting it off.