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Author Nagy, Evie, author.

Title Freedom of choice / Evie Nagy.

Publication Info. New York, NY ; London, UK : Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 168 pages) : illustrations.
data file rda
Series 33 1/3 ; 104
33 1/3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Summary "Finally, after all that waiting, The Future arrived in 1980. Ohio art-rockers Devo had plainly prepared with their 1979 second LP Duty Now for the Future, and now it was go time. Propelled by the new decade's high-tech, free-market, pre-AIDS promise, 1980's Freedom of Choice would rocket what Devo co-founder Gerald Casale calls hisalternate universe, hermetically sealed, alien band both into the arms of the Earthlings and back to their home planet in one scenic trip. Before an artistic and commercial decline that resulted in a 20-year gap between Devo's last two studio records, Freedom of Choice made them curious, insurgent superstars, vindicated but ultimately betrayed by the birth of MTV. Their only platinum album represented the best of their unreplicable code: dead-serious tricksters, embracing conformity in order to destroy it with bullet-proof pop sensibility. Through first-hand accounts from the band and musical analysis set against an examination of new wave's emergence, the first-ever authorized book about Devo with a forward by Portlandia's Fred Armisen explores the group's peak of success, when their hermetic seal cracked open to let in mainstream attention, a legion of new Devotees, and plenty of misunderstandings. Freedom of Choice was the end of Devo innocence it turned out to be the high point before the storm of a total cultural move to the right, the advent of AIDS, and the press starting to figure Devo out and think they had our number, says Casale. Where everything changes."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Contents Girl U want -- It's not right -- Whip it -- Snowball -- Ton O' luv -- Freedom of choice -- Gates of steel -- Cold war -- Don't you know -- That's pep! -- Mr. B's ballroom -- Planet Earth.
Subject Devo (Musical group). Freedom of choice.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Voice.
MUSIC -- Lyrics.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Vocal.
Other Form: Print version: Nagy, Evie. Freedom of choice. New York, NY ; London, UK : Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2015 1623563178
ISBN 1623563178 (electronic book)
9781623563172 (electronic book)
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