I was listening to “First Wave” on Sirius today, and DEVO’s “Freedom of Choice” came on. Man, that took me back to my youth.
It reminded me that I wanted to post about the new Fidelity commercial. It features an older man who has realized his dream by making wine. I didn’t catch the name of the wine.
What caught my attention was that the commercial featured the DEVO version of “Workin’ in a Coalmine.” This single was from the “Heavy Metal” soundtrack and was originally released as a 45. At one point the 45 was bundled with the “New Traditionalists” LP, but it was never officially part of that album – until now. These days, it comes as a bonus track on New Traditionalists, with 2 other songs. Mighty cool!
Oh, and let’s not forget the DEVO and DISNEY collaboration (!?!) called DEV2.0. Yep, DEV2.0 is a group of tweens lip syncing to music provided (and produced) by the real DEVO. You can sample DEV2.0 on iTunes.
Here are some DEVO videos for ya… (and oh, how I wanted a spud collar when I was a tween…)