Devo have always been best considered an intellectual joke not to be taken too seriously and never to be dismissed as a passing novelty despite the anti-contaminant body suits, energy dome caps, and a week's duty as co-hosts of The Mike Douglas Show in the early '80s, (John Lennon they are not). Their debut album from 1978, the Brian Eno produced Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! is a slaughterhouse pop masterpiece and remains one of new wave's finest moments. Since then their albums have been hit or miss and Something For Everybody mostly hits like a tireless energy bunny.
"A sinister cabal of superior writers."