Devo - Freedom Of Choice

Devo - Freedom Of Choice

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

US LP 1980 (Warner Bros - BSK 3435)
UK LP 1980 (Virgin - V 2162)

A1 Girl U Want 2:55
A2 It's Not Right 2:20
A3 Whip It 2:37
A4 Snowball 2:28
A5 Ton O' Luv 2:29
A6 Freedom Of Choice 3:28
B1 Gates Of Steel 3:26
B2 Cold War 2:30
B3 Don't You Know 2:14
B4 That's Pep! 2:17
B5 Mr. B's Ballroom 2:45
B6 Planet Earth 2:45

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US CD 2009 (Warner Bros - 521442-2). Remastered

1 Girl U Want 2:55
2 It's Not Right 2:20
3 Whip It 2:37
4 Snowball 2:28
5 Ton O' Luv 2:29
6 Freedom Of Choice 3:28
8 Gates Of Steel 3:26
8 Cold War 2:30
9 Don't You Know 2:14
10 That's Pep! 2:17
11 Mr. B's Ballroom 2:45
12 Planet Earth 2:45
13 Freedom Of Choice Theme Song (Live) 2:44
14 Whip It (Live) 2:42
15 Girl U Want (Live) 2:45
16 Gates Of Steel (Live) 3:16
17 Be Stiff (Live) 2:49
18 Planet Earth (Live) 2:31

13-18: from Devo Live 12", 1980. Recorded at the Fox Warfield, San Francisco, CA. August 16, 1980
Originally recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 47, 5 wks

Credits

Mark
Alan
Gerald V.
Bob I
Bob II

Produced by Devo in association with Robert Margouleff
Engineered by Robert Margouleff and Howard Siegal
Assistant Engineer: Karat Faye
Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles.
Mastered by Ken Perry at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles
Album Cover: Arttrouble

Additional Credits

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

Reviews & Opinions

RED STARR, SMASH HITS, JULY 10 - 23, 1980: For all their entertaining ideas, Devo still don't appreciate that a busy arrangement is no substitute for a good tune. This is more of their usual Disneyland futurism - relentless rapid fire rhythms and robotic vocals. Only the visual image (borrowed from the Flowerpot Men?) is new. It's amusing enough to listen to - side two is even quite good - but there's little here that's truly impressive. Freedom of choice? I'll take The HUman League anyday. (6 out of 10).

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Devo - Freedom Of Choice - US LP 1980 (Warner Bros - BSK 3435) Devo - Freedom Of Choice - US LP 1980 (Warner Bros - BSK 3435) Back Cover

US LP 1980 (Warner Bros - BSK 3435). Click here for more

Devo - Freedom Of Choice - UK LP 1980 (Virgin - V 2162)Devo - Freedom Of Choice - UK LP 1980 (Virgin - V 2162) Back

UK LP 1980 (Virgin - V 2162). Initially with poster. Click here for more

Devo - Freedom Of Choice -US CD 2009 (Warner Bros - 521442-2)Devo - Freedom Of Choice -US CD 2009 (Warner Bros - 521442-2) Tray

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