April 20, 2005

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Devo 2.0, Devo 2.0
Walt Disney Records, 2006

God help us, even the Mothersbaugh spuds have been assimilated. In this Disney-concocted black op, original Devo songs have been McDonaldized into nothing more than music to trash Toys R Us to, sung by sugar-bender clean-kiddies chosen for their docility, Wite-Out teeth and ability to withstand the Joan Crawford “encouragement” of their stage mommies. This was indeed sanctioned by the original Devo in a whirlwind of careless greed that figures future class action suits from parents won’t make a dent in a profit margin reaped by sucking all the irony out of the material and turning things like “Freedom of Choice” into nonsense nursery rhymes for responsibly mindless consumerbots yet to be. Not to wax too hippyish, but fight the power already, somebody. F
— Eric W. Saeger


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