DEVO release ‘Uncontrollable Urge’ – advance clip from fothcoming ‘Hardcore Live’ DVD…

DEVO was among the most thought-provoking bands to emerge in the aftermath of punk, but before hits like “Whip It,” they worked in the basements and garages of Akron, Ohio to make raw, unfiltered music that the group called “Hardcore DEVO.”

In the summer of 2014, DEVO did ten shows performing these seminal pre-fame songs, created between 1974 and 1977 and rarely played since then. Shot at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California, this concert film captures these ground-breaking artists performing the songs that started it all, interwoven with interviews revealing the history of the band.

In total, these 21 oddities serve as a tribute to departed, original DEVO bandmate, Robert “Bob 2” Casale

Hardcore DEVO Live_Uncontrollable Urge from Shaker Films on Vimeo.

 

A special screening event will be held on Saturday, January 17th at 7:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA 90028).

A discussion with director Keirda Bahruth, co-producer Rick Ballard, and DEVO members Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald V. Casale, and Bob Mothersbaugh will follow.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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