Race Of Doom - Devo - New Traditionalists (Cassette, Album)
New Traditionalists was originally packaged with a bonus 7" single of the band's cover of " Working in the Coal Mine. Devo offered them the unused "Working in the Coal Mine," and as a fluke the song ended up being the only charting song on the soundtrack album. Since the song was now a "hit," Warner Bros. The original LP bonus package also included a poster drawn by a member of the Church of the SubGenius.
It portrays the band on stage, with some iconic American characters a Native Americana Pilgrima cowboya hippiea punk rocker and a modern housewife in the audience. New Traditionalists was slightly less successful than the Freedom of Choice album, peaking at No. The album and its singles continued Devo's success in Australia, with "Beautiful World" peaking at No. All tracks are written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casaleexcept where noted. Adapted from the album liner notes.
The New Traditionalists tour was a large undertaking. Devo performed on treadmills in front of an Ancient Greek temple styled structure. Behind the members, between the pillars, small screens displayed rear-projected images. Devo carried an impressive Album) system on the tour as well. On stage, Devo wore what were called "Utopian Boy Scout Uniforms," consisting of a gray button down shirt, gray slacks and black patent leather shoes.
Professional footage was shot during the tour, but it was destroyed due to an electrical short. However, Devo appeared on the TV show Fridays in and performed five songs with a full stage set, and a few short, semi-pro-shot clips from the tour have surfaced over the Internet.
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I have buried some where in the Evil Jukebox hard drive a scan of a DEVO pamphlet that they handed out at one time explaining their philosophy. This release was also on my RSD shopping list, but — arggggh… copies failed to materialise at the store. I feel it will probably resurface in another format sometime though… RSD was a good haul otherwise though and worth the hours of queuing.
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Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address:. Sign me up! Post-Punk Monk. Skip to content. The Book I Read. Share this: Email More Print. Like this: Like Loading Bookmark the permalink. It sets the stage for some of Devo 's angriest, most embittered songs, which often function as connections between new wave and the punk attitudes that were so crucial in its creation. Devo might have pulled it off if their songwriting hadn't also begun to slip -- too many tracks end up flat-out unmemorable.
They try a couple new things arrangement-wise adding more electronic percussionbut nothing that drastically overhauls their minimalist synth-pop, and that lack of variety is more glaring when paired with the melodic deficiencies. New Traditionalists ' repetition of musical and lyrical ideas foreshadows the band's decline, but really, at least half of the album is worthwhile.
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