Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sad News...

Devo Guitarist Bob Casale Dead At 61
Devo guitarist Bob Casale, who played with the group alongside his brother Gerald from the original incarnation of the groundbreaking Akron new wave band in 1973 all the way through their recent tours, died suddenly on February 17th of heart failure. He was 61.
Man. I distinctly remember listening to Devo in the early 1980s and thinking just how completely different they were. It was an odd time; the '70s disco phase was dying out, and being replaced by bubblegum pop, vague Top 40s, and new wave. Devo, the B52s, Talking Heads - it was different (for the time period).

No, I'm not going to post "Whip It." Instead, here's something full of awful '80s camp and kitsch:

Rest in Peace, Bob; may your flowerpot hat be waiting for you...

That is all.

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