Friday, March 24, 2006

Just when you thought the boys from Akron ...

... had run out of ways to be weird, in an original way (and to make money doing it):

Devo 2.0!

(And it's hard to imagine anything more devolved than Disney ...)

From the Boston Globe article today:

''Devo 2.0," which just came out as both a CD and DVD on Disney Sound, takes the notion of making music for a new generation of fans to a whole new level. ''Devo 2.0" boasts the original band members plus five kids, ages 10 to 14, who contribute vocals to 10 newly recorded Devo hits and two new songs. Devo is sending its proteges, who go by the name Devo 2.0, on a 10-date tour of middle, junior high, and high schools that plays Hartford on Tuesday. Devo 2.0 features lead singer Nicole (likes dancing, swimming, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson); guitarist Nathan (likes the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, and online Scrabble); drummer Kane (likes Josh Freese, the Mars Volta, and ''drums, drums, drums"); keyboardist Jackie (likes Chopin, singing, and chocolate); and bassist Michael (likes martial arts and the Devo song ''Cyclops").

No word on whether the kids will be brandishing whips.

Haw haw.

Brings back wonderful memories. I, of course, was through being cool before I ever got started.

(Devo's wiki page.)

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