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Project De-Evolution (Complete DEVO Videography)

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I’m not entirely sure how much interest there is here, but I’ve been working on restoring every Devo music video from 1976 to 2012. The reason being, A lot of Devo’s videos were shot on film, but none of them have ever been released in HD, save for the “Worried Man” video from the blu-ray of the film “Human Highway”. Most of their videos have been released on DVD, but the quality on there is even worse than you’d expect.

The source for the majority of the videos on this project is a 1993 Laserdisc. Other videos have been taken from copies on youtube, iTunes and the DVD.

Videos will include:

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

Bonus Videos will include:

Mongoloid (A Film By Bruce Conner)
Worried Man (Film Version)
Dr. Detroit
Post Post Modern Man (Rocky Shenck Remix)
Go Monkey Go
Watch Us Work It
Merry Something To You
Roll Out The Barrel (“The Men Who Make The Music” Excerpt)
Booji Boy’s Funeral
Publicity Gallery
Devo Releases Gallery
T-Shirt/Wearables Gallery
Button/Pin Gallery
Fan Art Gallery

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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! 😃