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Project DEVO (The Complete DEVO Videography) [WIP]

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Sources are various DVD, VHS & Laserdisc releases.
Some bonus features sourced from the internet.

Initial release will be folder with raw mov export files, text files featuring tech specs, and artwork.

Tracklisting:

  1. In The Beginning Was The End (The Truth About De-Evolution)
  2. Mongoloid
  3. Satisfaction
  4. Come Back Jonee
  5. The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize
  6. Devo Corporate Anthem
  7. Worried Man
  8. Hey Hey, My My (Feat. Neil Young)
  9. Whip It
  10. Girl U Want
  11. Freedom Of Choice
  12. Through Being Cool
  13. Love Without Anger
  14. Beautiful World
  15. Time Out For Fun
  16. Peek-A-Boo!
  17. That’s Good
  18. Theme From Doctor Detroit
  19. R U Experienced?
  20. Disco Dancer
  21. Post-Post Modern Man (Version 1)
  22. Post-Post Modern Man (Version 2)
  23. Fresh
  24. What We Do
  25. Don’t Shoot (I’m A Man)
  26. Merry Something To You
  27. Monsterman

Also Features:

The Men Who Make The Music [1979]
We’re All Devo [1984]

And more…

Commentary for 19 Videos
In The Beginning Was The End, Satisfaction, Come Back Jonee, The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surpize, Devo Corporate Anthem, Worried Man,
Whip It, Girl U Want, Freedom Of Choice, Through Being Cool, Love Without Anger, Beautiful World, TIme Out
For Fun, Peek-A-Boo!, That’s Good, R U Experienced, Disco Dancer, Post-Post Modern Man Versions 1 & 2
Pioneer Laserdisc Ads
Early Concerts:
Live at Kent State University 1972
Live at The Crypt Lounge 1977
Dove (The Band Of Love) Live 1980
Bonus Videos:
Tunnel Of Life (Live 1980)
Disco Dancer (Alternate Version)
U Got Me Bugged (from the “Adventures Of The Smart Patrol” PC Game)
Go Monkey, Go
Watch Us Work It (Yo Gabba Gabba 2010)
Interviews:
Jerry and Mark Interview (Letterman 1982)
Chuck Statler Interview

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The Criterion DEVO LD I presume? I know there was a DVD release of that, but the R U Experienced video had to be cut because the Hendrix estate suddenly had a stick up their butt or something.

The Go Monkey Go video, (from the Powerpuff Girls movie soundtrack) came out on a Cartoon Network DVD that came in Kellogg’s cereal boxes!

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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Yep, thats the one. Much better quality than the DVD for some reason. “R U Experienced?” will be included.

As for “Go Monkey Go”, the source I’m using is taken from an HD copy on the site of the studio that produced it. 😃

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Weird that the DVD looks worse. Will you be including the commentary tracks?

Cool that you got a pristine source for Go Monkey Go.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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Commentary will be included!

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Had to backtrack a bit due to problems with the audio. I wasn’t happy with some of the restorations, so I’m working on new versions. This means the screenshots in the first post don’t necessarily represent the final versions.

I also have a small problem regarding the commentary. Since my Laserdisc player does not have a remote, I can’t record the commentary for “R U Experienced”. All the other commentary tracks are easily obtainable through the DVD, so for the time being we may have to end up with “R U Experienced” not having the commentary, unless someone else has the disc and could possibly record it for me?

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I have the LD, but have a backlog of captures I need to get through first.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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Looking forward to this 😃 I’ve been trying to compile all of devos and related musical output together in the highest possible quality

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Well, I found a remote for my laserdisc player on Ebay. Once it gets here, I’ll be able to record the commentary for “R U Experienced”. I’ll update the first post with screenshots from all the main restorations later today.

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After doing some research, I found that most fans say the best source for the majority of the videos is the 2003 DVD, which is said to be better then the 2014 dvd (the one I have). With a bit of digging, I found some rips from it, and It is in fact better than both the laserdisc and the 2014 DVD.

Therefore, to ensure that this project is the best it can possibly be, new restorations are underway. I know I’ve been going back and forth on this, but really want the outcome to be the end all version of these videos. Please bare with me, and stay tuned for more info.

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Work on this project will continue hopefully around Spring. Stay Tuned! 😃

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Mango said:

Work on this project will continue hopefully around Spring. Stay Tuned! 😃

Made an account just to say thanks so much for your work on this, can’t wait.

Lucasfilm fan since '83!

Christian, husband, father

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Mango I sent you a PM about a 1080p copy of Freedom of Choice I capped from TV recently.

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jordan200 said:

Mango I sent you a PM about a 1080p copy of Freedom of Choice I capped from TV recently.

I looked at it earlier today, and unfortunately, it doesn’t really look any better than the laserdisc, plus it has titles at the beginning of the video which makes it not usable. I’d like to thank you for sending it however, and it can be used as reference material for the color correction. Thank you so much for the contribution. 😃

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Here’s a before and after comparison of Satisfaction.

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Mango said:

Here’s a before and after comparison of Satisfaction.

Nicely done, Mango 😃

“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here?”

“Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?” - Oddball, of The Awkward Squad

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Here’s a comparison of Booji Boy as he appears in “The Truth About De-Evolution”.

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Here’s another update.

2 old DEVO compilations from 1979 & 1983 respectively will be included as bonus features, (in standard def). Here’s the original artwork for each restored for use in the blu-ray menus.

“The Men Who Make The Music” (1979)

“We’re All DEVO” (1983)