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Format: CD
Sku: 212641098
UPC: 093624972204
UPC 14: 00093624972204
Release Date: 11/3/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Girl U Want ~ Devo
2. It's Not Right ~ Devo
3. Whip It ~ Devo
4. Snowball ~ Devo
5. Ton O' Luv ~ Devo
6. Freedom of Choice ~ Devo
7. Gates of Steel ~ Devo
8. Cold War ~ Devo
9. Don't You Know ~ Devo
10. That's Pep! ~ Devo
11. Mr. B's Ballroom ~ Devo
12. Planet Earth ~ Devo
13. Freedom of Choice Theme Song - (live) ~ Devo
14. Whip It - (live) ~ Devo
15. Girl U Want - (live) ~ Devo
16. Gates of Steel - (live) ~ Devo
17. Be Stiff - (live) ~ Devo
18. Planet Earth - (live) ~ Devo
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Devo.
Muze PNote Recording information: The Fox Warfield, San Francisco, CA (1979 10 ??_1980); The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA (1979 10 ??_1980).
Muze PNote Photographers: Joep Bruijnje; Allan Tannenbaum; John Tremblay; Jules Bates.
Muze PNote 1980's FREEDOM OF CHOICE proved to be Devo's big commercial breakthrough. Due to its massive hit single "Whip It" (one of the most memorable and original singles of the year) and a more refined sound, FREEDOM OF CHOICE is Devo's most popular album, easily on par with their classic '78 debut. Along with albums by Blondie, The Cars, The B-52's, and Talking Heads, FREEDOM was one of the first new wave records to break into the mainstream, helping to pave the way for the success of "alternative rock."
Muze PNote Although "Whip It" has been played to death over the years (it's turned up in countless movies and '80s compilations), its sly lyrics, stiff-yet-catchy synthesizer breaks, and hilarious accompanying video still hold up. Also included on FREEDOM are many tracks just as strong as "Whip It"--the defiant title track and the jerky "Girl U Want" are excellent, and deserved to be hits as well (the latter has been covered by both Soundgarden and Robert Palmer). Other highlights abound ("Snowball," "Gates of Steel," "Planet Earth," etc.), making FREEDOM OF CHOICE Devo's third classic album in a row.

Producer: Devo

Engineer: Howard Siegel; Robert Margouleff; Biff Dawes

Artist Overview

They'll forever be known for their infamous flowerpot hats, but more importantly, Devo was one of the architects of American new wave in the late 1970s and early '80s, whether spastically deconstructing the Stones' "Satisfaction" or churning out irresistible synth hooks. Their social satire added a valuable element of irony missing from many other groups of the era. Devo paved the way for both synth pop and geek rock. Singer Mark Mothersbaugh went on to become a successful film composer, and the group engaged in periodic reunions over the years.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Nine & 1/2 Weeks
Muze Music Compilations Then: Totally Oldies '80s Again
Muze Music Compilations The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Muze Music Compilations Music Is Awesome Volume 3

Associated Artists and Works

Claw Hammer
Original Soundtrack
Thaemlitz, Terre

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/03/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1980
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1442
Music Label Name Label : Warner Bros.
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624972204

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Devo
Product attributeLabel:   Warner/reprise/maverick
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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