Devo - Duty Now For The Future

Devo - Duty Now For The Future

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

US LP 1979 (Warner Bros - BSK 3337)
UK LP 1979 (Virgin - V 2125)

A1 Devo Corporate Anthem 1:14
A2 Clockout 2:45
A3 Timing X 1:11
A4 Wiggly World 2:42
A5 Blockhead 2:58
A6 Strange Pursuit 2:42
A7 S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) 4:28
B1 Triumph Of The Will 2:16
B2 The Day My Baby Gave Me Surprize 2:41
B3 Pink Pussycat 3:08
B4 Secret Agent Man 3:35
B5 Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA 6:02
B6 Red Eye 2:51

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US CD 2010 (Warner Bros - 523883-2)

1 Devo Corporate Anthem 1:14
2 Clockout 2:45
3 Timing X 1:11
4 Wiggly World 2:42
5 Blockhead 2:58
6 Strange Pursuit 2:42
7 S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) 4:28
8 Triumph Of The Will 2:16
9 The Day My Baby Gave Me Surprize 2:41
10 Pink Pussycat 3:08
11 Secret Agent Man 3:35
12 Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA 6:02
13 Red Eye 2:51
Bonus Tracks
14 General Boy Visits Apocalypse Now 1:47
15 Soo Bawlz 2:22
16 Be Stiff (Stiff Version) 2:43
17 Penetration In The Centrefold 2:28
18 Secret Agent Man (Live) 3:21

14: Produced by DEVO. Recording location unknown, 11/22/79
15: B-Side of Secret Agent Man 7", 1979
16: A-Side of the 1978 single Be Stiff
17 : B-Side of The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize 7", 1979
18: Previously unreleased

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 49, 6 wks

Credits

Produced and engineered by Ken Scott for Komos Productions, Inc.
Recorded and Mastered at Chateau Recorders, Hollywood, California
Assistant engineers: Brian Leshon and Phil Jost

Additional Credits

Mark Mothersbaugh - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Gerald V. Casale - bass, vocals, keyboards
Bob Mothersbaugh - guitar, vocals
Bob Casale - guitar, vocals, keyboards
Alan Myers - drums

Reviews & Opinions

RED STARR, SMASH HITS, JUNE 28 - JULY 11, 1979: Early sensor readings are unimpressive, but Devo's change of style definitely grows on you. Still enterprising and entertaining, their music is now much more standard, mainstream rock - almost heavy even in places! More accessible certainly, but also lacking the zany magic of old and strong tunes are in short supply. Interesting. Best trax: 'Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA', 'Secret Agent Man'. (8 out of 10).

Additional Notes

The UK pressing came in three distinct versions. The first two, with the song titles in numerous fonts, came in a weird reversed sleeve, so what looks like it should be the back cover (i.e. all the song titles) is actually the front cover (i.e. the sleeve opening is on the right). The third pressing is the one with the live photo on the back. All versions of the UK pressing came with a large postcard containing song lyrics.

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