R.I.P. Alan Myers (of Devo)

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Machinesworking
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Re: R.I.P. Alan Myers (of Devo)

Post by Machinesworking » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:22 am

Oddball songs off Duty Now that are total killers.

Pink Pussycat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRiYP7CMNbQ

and fuck really the rest of Duty Now! His drumming is so fucking great to me, stripped down robot funk, shouldn't work and does!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3vDJVdH-vQ

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Re: R.I.P. Alan Myers (of Devo)

Post by knotkranky » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:15 pm

Machinesworking wrote:Oddball songs off Duty Now that are total killers.

Pink Pussycat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRiYP7CMNbQ

and fuck really the rest of Duty Now! His drumming is so fucking great to me, stripped down robot funk, shouldn't work and does!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3vDJVdH-vQ
The home vid to "pink pussy cat" is really f'ing great!!!

And that was a song we jammed on a lot. Holy fuck, my bass playing arm would be DEAD!! at the end of that one.

Best Pussy Cat ever!!

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Re: R.I.P. Alan Myers (of Devo)

Post by mikemc » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:51 pm

This thing where someone dies and then you are reminded of what they did... listen to the tight tight tight drums on those tracks. This thing it's painful. The consumer society that devo loved to parody has consumed another unsung hero of modern music.

thing when someone dies and you are forced to acknowledge that you mostly their contribution is painful.

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Re: R.I.P. Alan Myers (of Devo)

Post by LoopStationZebra » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:23 pm

Bob Casale, guitarist and engineer, passed as well this month.

wtf?

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I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

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Re: R.I.P. Alan Myers (of Devo)

Post by slatepipe » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:07 pm

sad news of course

but many thanks everybody for introducing me to that duty now for the future album. although being very much aware of them, i never really listened to much of devo before. some of their singles and a few other tracks probably but not much else. from reading this thread i been listening to it a lot over the last few days. really good stuff. i love post punk but i can also hear parts of it that to me sound like the butthole surfers and nomeansno as well. cheers :)

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Re: R.I.P. Alan Myers (of Devo)

Post by Forge. » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:08 am

mikemc wrote:This thing where someone dies and then you are reminded of what they did... listen to the tight tight tight drums on those tracks. This thing it's painful. The consumer society that devo loved to parody has consumed another unsung hero of modern music.

thing when someone dies and you are forced to acknowledge that you mostly their contribution is painful.
you always reminded me of devo mike - i have no idea why... was it the 'spud' thing? or was that someone else?

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