Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
Warner Bros / Wea 521441.2
Released on November 3, 2009
Produced by Brian Eno, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Was a seminal touchstone in the development of American new wave. It was one of the first pop albums to use synthesizers as an important textural element, an innovation that began to lay the groundwork for the synthesizer-pop explosion that would follow very shortly. Q: Are We Not Men also revived the absurdist social satire of the Mothers of Invention, claiming punk rock's outsider alienation as a home for freaks and geeks. While Devo's appeal was certainly broader, their sound was tailored well enough to that sensibility that it still resonates with a rabid cult following. The album featured some of Devo's most memorable work with "Uncontrollable Urge," the incredible cover of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "Mongoloid" and "Jocko Homo."