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Devo, The New Wave Pranksters Are Back

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It’s that time. With the presidential election looming in the forth coming months it is not unlikely spoofs and campaign stunts make there self present. This is not the case according to Gerald Casale with “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro!” a song brutally mocking Mitt Romney for strapping his Irish Setter, Seamus, to the roof of his car for a family vacation in 1983.

“This isn’t a red-state thing or Devo stumping for Obama,” he says. “But I think any animal lover that hears the story will learn so much about the character flaw of Romney. It’s just a deal-breaker about the man. My God, the world is a scary place with seven billion people. What you want in a leader is a guy with some humanity at his core. I just don’t feel that Mitt does.” (www.rollingstone.com Rolling Stone Music News)

The song is slated to be the soundtrack for a mobile app game entitled the Crate Escape for release on the iPhone. The whole objective is to free Seamus from his crate. The song itself is entertaining enough; It makes me wonder if Devo has always had a political agenda with past songs such as “Freedom Of Choice” What I feel is exciting news is word of their upcoming fall tour with Blondie. It would great to catch them live especially since they don’t tour often. The “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro!” is gaining some notoriety and they should work it into their set.

It was a little disappointing that their latest release wasn’t as synth inspired as their earlier tunes. I mean you can hear piano but they went more with a Punk Rock sound as opposed to New Wave. None the less Devo’s still making music and more power to them.

GRADE:  B-

TRR Music Revue by Alan J. Duckworth

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