Album of the Day
Freedom of Choice
Do you want freedom of choice or from choice? Forty years after they posed that question in its title track, Devo's third studio album remains subversive and infernally catchy. The dozen originals on FREEDOM OF CHOICE are among the most accessible the Ohio spudboys ever wrote, including such favorites as “Girl U Want,” “Gates Of Steel” and hit single “Whip It.” Tonto's Expanding Head Band mastermind Robert Margouleff co-produced the 1980 Warner Bros. collection, elevating the synth-pop component of the quintet's sound. Devo vocalist and keyboardist Mark Mothersbaugh was born on this day in 1950, and we'll mark the occasion by donning red energy dome hats and giving FREEDOM OF CHOICE another spin.