Why Geeks owe Devo everything.
You neuvo geeks don’t understand because you were not born before the revolution. ..
Before the revolution-there was only darkness for the fleet of brain.
Al Gore had not yet invented the internet.
We played chess by mail (yes, stamp and envelope mailbox-mail!…-pawn to king 4, bitch!)
We were hunted down in school and beaten up for good sport-they would later call this bullying-and even later would declare it a bad thing. Think Hunger Games High school.
Comics were not cool…and we read them because we were not cool but they made us feel better. There was no banding together at a Comic Con…with dressing up in costumes and fellowship! Fellowship? Friends? …No –none of that.
When our glasses broke, we could not afford to fix them right away, so we rigged them the best we could. And we did that because without them-we could not see!
Star Wars was yet to become an official religion- it was just a movie they forgot to make toys for. (yes, there would be an over reaction of epic proportion and geeks everywhere or maybe nerds would buy tons and tons )
In this dark age-there was no difference between a geek and a nerd-each were considered the lowest form of life.
Star Trek was a campy 60’s show.
AND—-Batman was still a joke with the cheesy “Bam” graphics or as Robin would have said “Holy History Batman!” He was yet to make that Walter White transformation and go all badass over Gotham.
Those were the dark days of Geekdom and there was no music.
Then this band Devo came out.
They were smart, smart-ass and funny. We had a band….Yeah! We don’t have to pretend to like Foghat anymore people-we can dance…it just might be O.K to be us!!!
We are legion and we are the bomb!
Then Bill Gates and Steve Jobs arrived and the rest is history.
But first was Devo-first was sound. This revolution would not be televised.
R.I.P- Robert “Bob 2” Casale
5 thoughts on “Why Geeks owe Devo everything.”
Another band that originated in Akron! Great post!
It bothers me that Devo was so good and loved what they did and here you have 2 members, ex members, whatever of KISS standing in the corner crying about the RRHOF. If I was going in the hall, I’d stfu right about now and just be grateful. Bitter, aging old rock stars.
You don’t have to sway me on my feelings towards Kiss – But I will say that I do feel sorry for their fans for the first time. You would think that these guys could get their panties un-twisted for one night for the fans….and to respect the RRHOF.
They got forgotten which is sad. Like the loyal dog that ends up at the shelter through no fault of his own.
We were just listening to Devo at work last week. I had forgotten how great they were. They were a complete package, more than just albums and songs.