Album of the Day
Oh No! It's Devo
“There are many people out there who, when they hear we're around again or have one more album coming out, that is their reaction,” noted Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh of the title to the band's fifth album, OH NO! IT'S DEVO. Roy Thomas Baker (The Cars, Queen) produced the 1982 Warner Bros. collection, adding a little mainstream polish and a stronger emphasis on synthesizers. “Peek-a-Boo!” and “That's Good” showed that the spud boys could still rattle off infernally catchy singles, but listen carefully and you'll also pick up on the subversive satire running through the set (which includes songs drawn from writings by an obsessed fan as well as would-be assassin John Hinckley, Jr.). Fittingly for a band with visual panache, the underrated OH NO! IT'S DEVO will be reissued as a picture disc for Record Store Day.