Devo is the band probably most famous for the song "Whip It,"
|The band Devo recently lost their drummer to cancer.|
Devo was one of those bands that I loved back when I was in high school and college. They, like Talking Heads, Patti Smith and the B-52s, cast me as a bit of a weirdo when everybody except me was listening to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and, if you were a teeny bopper, Bay City Rollers or something like that.
I just loved Devo's eccentricity. As you can see in the video below, they appear to be wearing flower pots as hats. That was a bit of a trademark for them.
Even when they did a remake, you knew they'd make it their own. Just check out Devo's version of the Rolling Stone's "Can't Get No Satisfaction" if you want proof.
I looked up the Whip It video and it's insane, of course. Which means I love it. It hasn't gotten old with age.
Especially nice, and a good tribute to Myers, comes at the very end of the "Whip It" video. The mom in the video weighs on his antics: "Oh, that Alan!"
Here's that Whip It video. It will brighten your day: