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.
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.
Images by Robert Matheu
The first and only official book by and about DEVO
Packed with unseen images drawn from extensive DEVO archives
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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.
“A thing of beauty… flush with new information… it should send any reader dashing back to the music”
“Beautifully packaged, eruditely written and full of insight … Barrett feels like the ultimate work of art”