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D-E-V-O by Devo

the first official illustrated history
by DEVO

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D-E-V-O the book by DEVO

Gerald Casale

Devo was, and is, an adjective, an adverb, a noun, a Gestalt–a unified field concept embracing art, music, politics and fashion with an alternate world view we christened De-evolution. For the first time ever, this book compiles the breadth and depth of our attempts to create something unique against all odds, while fighting the good fight as the world slowly proved that De-evolution is real.

Gerald Casale

Mark Mothersbaugh

DEVO has always been a misunderstood phenomena. We weren't trying to do what most people thought we were trying to do, and what we did wasn't what most people thought they were seeing.  This book, besides being a coherent exposition of how we were officially presented by "the entertainment industry", represents an attempt, akin to a post-plane crash autopsy, to lay things out and let people see what was inside the suitcase.

Mark Mothersbaugh

Images by Robert Matheu

A BIG BOLD BOOK

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  • The first and only official book by and about DEVO

  • Packed with unseen images drawn from extensive DEVO archives

  • Register now and become a part of the book: get your name printed in it

  • Includes how DEVO built the BRAND and look BEHIND THE SCENES

UNEXPURGATED! IT'S ALL A PART OF THE MASTERPLAN

from 1974 to the present day, see and read the story of 
DEVO from the men who planned it all

Why register?

Register your interest now and we’ll keep you updated on the book’s progress. You’ll also be able to have your name printed in it, plus we’ll give you a special discount on the published price. There’s no obligation to buy, we won’t pass your details to anybody else, and we don’t send spam mail. 

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    D-E-V-O by Devo

Books with extra thrust

Based in London, Rocket 88 are a small team of believers. Believers in music, in art, in history, in stories and in rock ‘n’ roll. But don’t take our word for it – here’s a sample of what artists, fans and reviewers are saying about our previous books. You’ll find even more on our main site.

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“A thing of beauty… flush with new information… it should send any reader dashing back to the music”

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“Beautifully packaged, eruditely written and full of insight … Barrett feels like the ultimate work of art”

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Mojo on Barrett
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“I think every band should have a book like this – every good band.”murph

MURPH, DINOSAUR JR.
ON DINOSAUR JR. BY
DINOSUAR JR

Got questions? we’ve got answers

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THE BOOK

Who’s publishing the book?
The book is being published by Rocket 88, an imprint of the established British book production company Essential Works. Based in London, Essential regularly supplies top quality books to major publishers and to individuals all around the world. You can see some of our books here
When will the book be published?
Publication is planned for 2017.
Where will I be able to get the book?
The book will only available from Rocket 88.
Can I get the book anywhere else?
Not at the moment, it may be available to order from book shops in a few months but it will always be available at the lowest cost here, you will not see it discounted on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.