DEVO - The Men Who Make The Music / Butch Devo And The Sundance Gig DVD

SKU 21-MVD 6055D
Originally released on VHS tape, this was deleted by Time Life, who owned Warners, due to concerns about the films 'anti-music industry' stance. It is very interesting, as it contains some of the earliest professionaly shot footage of DEVO and also contains the crazy short films that they used to show before their gigs (like the show I saw in mid '78, iirc).

"The Men Who Make the Music combines concert footage from DEVO's 1978 tour with music videos and interstitials featuring a vague story about DEVO's rocky relationship with "Big Entertainment." As for the bonus program, Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig, Jerry Casale says, "In January of '96, we closed Sundance Film Festival. We wore 20s style prison suits and dished out classic DEVO songs to an unsuspecting audience of Hollywood elite."

"If you like "Whip It" and want to see all those Devo videos you saw on MTV in the '80s, then don't get this tape, get We're All Devo instead. Everything here is from before Freedom of Choice.
If, however, you want to see what Devo was all about, then get this. Get it now.
In the days before "music video", Devo dropped a movie screen and showed "short films" before their performances. You will see these on this tape.
More importantly, you'll see the band playing in clubs in front of crazed post-punk fans. You'll see Mark have trouble with a Minimoog; you'll see Alan get tangled in his Tyvek suit. You'll see and hear the raw energy of De-evolution first hand.
You can't go back in time to 1979 and see Devo on stage, but you can get this tape, which is as close as you can get."-Craig S. Thom
  • Format TypeNTSC
  • Region CodingAll Region
  • LabelMVD
  • UPC760137605591
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