Devo, Plus Opinions on The Linda Lindas & The Regrettes, RIP Chris Bailey of the Saints
Are they not men…they are Devo! This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with two of the founding members of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale. They chat about the band’s origins, its uniqueness in both sound and image, and their nomination for the Rock Hall of Fame in their home state of Ohio. Plus, the hosts review the debut album from The Linda Lindas and the latest from The Regrettes.
Jim and Greg review the debut album from The Linda Lindas, Growing Up. The band’s performance of their song “Racist Sexist Boy” in a Los Angeles public library went viral in 2021 leading to a recording contract with Epitaph Records. The young band does not disappoint on their first album, showing impressive range.
Further JoyThe Regrettes
The hosts review the third album from The Regrettes, Further Joy. Led by Lydia Night, the band’s previous two albums were more garage rock while this one is more slickly produced pop. While the new sound was initially off-putting, both Jim and Greg see honesty and artistic progression in the album.
DEVO founding members Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale talk with Jim and Greg about the band’s founding and initial wave of popularity, including asking Mick Jagger for permission to cover “Satisfaction” and jamming with Neil Young.
Obit: Chris Bailey
Australian punk pioneer Chris Bailey of The Saints died April 9th. His song “(I’m) Stranded” has been the lead in for Sound Opinions Desert Island Jukebox as long as we’ve been on the air. The Saints were an inspiration to fellow Australians Nick Cave and Michael Hutchence of INXS.
Devo, "Girl U Want," Freedom of Choice, Warner Bros., 1980
The Linda Lindas, "Racist, Sexist Boy," Growing Up, Epitaph, 2022
The Linda Lindas, "Growing Up," Growing Up, Epitaph, 2022
The Linda Lindas, "Talking to Myself," Growing Up, Epitaph, 2022
The Linda Lindas, "Nino," Growing Up, Epitaph, 2022
The Regrettes, "Anxieties (Out of Time)," Further Joy, Warner, 2022
The Regrettes, "Monday," Further Joy, Warner, 2022
The Regrettes, "That's What Makes Me Love You," Further Joy, Warner, 2022
The Regrettes, "You're So F*cking Pretty," Further Joy, Warner, 2022
Devo, "Working In a Coalmine," New Traditionalists, Warner Bros., 1981
Devo, "Jocko Homo," Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Warner Bros., 1978
Devo, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Warner Bros., 1978
Devo, "Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA," Duty Now For the Future, Warner Bros., 1979
Neil Young and Devo, "Hey, Hey, My, My (Into the Black)," Hey, Hey, My, My (Into the Black), unreleased, 1980
Devo, "Uncontrollable Urge," Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Warner Bros., 1978
Devo, "Too Much Paranoias," Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Warner Bros., 1978
Devo, "Whip It," Freedom of Choice, Warner Bros., 1980
Devo, "Gut Feeling / (Slap Your Mammy)," Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Warner Bros., 1978
The Saints, "(I'm) Stranded," (I'm) Stranded, EMI, 1977
The Saints, "Know Your Product," Know Your Product (Single), Harvest, 1978
Trupa Trupa, "Far Away," B FLAT A, Glitterbeat, 2022
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