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"The Hardcore show for DEVO was like relocating a tail you misplaced a lifetime ago." Mark Mothersbaugh, DEVO
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 Theater in Oakland, California, this exciting concert film
captures these groundbreaking 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.