Recombo DNA

The Story of Devo, or How the '60s Became the '80s

Author: Kevin C. Smith

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1908279400

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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(Book). Devo may have become synonymous with the crass commercialism of '80s new wave, but many of their inspirations and guiding principles are firmly rooted in the idealism of the '60s. They took a willfully non-traditional approach to the surprisingly conservative world of rock music, seeking inspiration instead from Dada and Pop art, comic books and homemade electronics, and in the process becoming a sort of musical Zelig, crossing paths with everything from late '60s psychedelia to punk, krautrock to new wave. Their idiosyncratic philosophy may not always have been consistent, but it served as a deep well of inspiration, and led to them working with such legendary characters as art-rock pioneer Brian Eno and Beatles/Bowie engineer Ken Scott. Published to coincide with the group's 40th anniversary in 2013, "Recombo DNA" is the first book to evaluate in the proper context the innovations and accomplishments of this truly groundbreaking band. Beginning in 1970, with the transformative effects of the Kent State University shootings which the band-members witness firsthand and ending a decade later with Devo on the cusp of superstardom (with "Whip It"), it traces the sounds and ideas that the group absorbed and in turn brought to prominence as unlikely rock stars. For anyone who has ever wondered where "the band who fell to earth" came from, here is the answer.

New Wave

Image is Everything

Author: K. Adkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113736355X

Category: Music

Page: 147

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New Wave: Image is Everything traces the evolution of the often neglected pop music genre, new wave. Using artists from Elvis Costello to Cyndi Lauper as illustrations, the book argues that new wave was among the first flowerings of postmodern theory in popular culture.

Devo's Freedom of Choice

Author: Evie Nagy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623563178

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 3361

Finally, after all that waiting, The Future arrived in 1980. Ohio art-rockers Devo had plainly prepared with their 1979 second LP Duty Now for the Future, and now it was go time. Propelled by the new decade's high-tech, free-market, pre-AIDS promise, 1980's Freedom of Choice would rocket what Devo co-founder Gerald Casale calls his "alternate universe, hermetically sealed, alien band" both into the arms of the Earthlings and back to their home planet in one scenic trip. Before an artistic and commercial decline that resulted in a 20-year gap between Devo's last two studio records, Freedom of Choice made them curious, insurgent superstars, vindicated but ultimately betrayed by the birth of MTV. Their only platinum album represented the best of their unreplicable code: dead-serious tricksters, embracing conformity in order to destroy it with bullet-proof pop sensibility. Through first-hand accounts from the band and musical analysis set against an examination of new wave's emergence, the first-ever authorized book about Devo (with a foreword by Portlandia's Fred Armisen) explores the group's peak of success, when their hermetic seal cracked open to let in mainstream attention, a legion of new Devotees, and plenty of misunderstandings. "Freedom of Choice was the end of Devo innocenceÂ?it turned out to be the high point before the s***storm of a total cultural move to the right, the advent of AIDS, and the press starting to figure Devo out and think they had our number," says Casale. "It's where everything changes."

Listen to New Wave Rock! Exploring a Musical Genre

Author: James E. Perone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440859698

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 4609

Students of pop music and pop culture as well as fans who have loved the music since it came into being will gain valuable insight into this genre of the 1970s and 1980s. • Details 50 must-hear musical examples, including artists, songs, and albums • Traces the legacy of new wave rock through film, television, and television commercials from the 1980s to the present • Describes the musical materials of new wave rock that developed out of disco and punk rock • Covers both well-remembered artists (e.g., Blondie) and not so well-remembered artists that all had a major impact on popular culture in the 1970s and 1980s

Hackers

Author: Gardner Dozois,Jack Dann

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 162579147X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2205

In the tradition of Mirrorshades¾stories from the virtual frontierã A collection of short stories from the virtual frontier follows the exploits of the world's most notorious hackers and includes contributions from Greg Bear, William Gibson, Robert Silverberg, and Bruce Sterling. This wide-ranging collection of cyberspace tales, featuring the most cutting-edge writers in science fiction, goes beyond the stereotypes of computer rogues and delves into the true heart--and art--of hackerdom. _Burning ChromeÓ by William Gibson _Spirit of the NightÓ by Tom Maddox _Blood SistersÓ by Greg Egan _Rock OnÓ by Pat Cadigan _The Pardoners TaleÓ by Robert Silverberg _Living WillÓ by Alexander Jablokov _DogfightÓ by Michael Swanwick and Willia Gibson _Our Neural ChernobylÓ by Bruce Sterling _(Learning about) Machine SexÓ by Candas Jane Dorsey _Conversations with MichaelÓ by Daniel Marcus _Gene WarsÓ by Paul J. McAuley _SpewÓ by Neal Stephenson _TangentsÓ by Greg Bear At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Omni

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Viral Spiral

How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own

Author: David Bollier

Publisher: David Bollier

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 601

A narrative history of the emergence of electronic "free culture" explains how strict intellectual property rights, hierarchies of credentialed experts, and other forms of centralized control are being challenged and reshaped by the world of digital media, in an account that includes coverage of such figures as hacker Richard Stallman and copyright scholar Lawrence Lessig. 20,000 first printing.

The Longman Anthology of World Literature

Author: David Damrosch

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321055361

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1158

View: 9778

*Damrosch, 0-321-05536-5, The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume F*?The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume F offers a fresh presentation of the varieties of world literature from the 20th Century. The editors of the anthology have sought to find economical ways to place texts within their cultural contexts, and have selected and grouped our materials in ways intended to foster connections and conversations across the anthology, between eras as well as regions. The anthology includes epic, lyric poetry, drama, and prose narrative, with many works in their entirety. Classic major authors are presented together with more recently recovered voices as the editors seek to suggest something of the full literary dialogue of each region and period. Engaging introductions, scholarly annotations, regional maps, pronunciation guides, and illustrations provide a supportive editorial setting. For anyone interested in world literature.

Composing Cyberspace

Identity, Community, and Knowledge in the Electronic Age

Author: Richard Holeton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780070295483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 2762

This innovative reader addresses the social, cultural, political, and educational implications of today’s burgeoning information and communication technologies in substantial critical depth. Using three broad human themes—Constructing Identity, Building Community, and Seeking Knowledge—this brief freshman reader engages students in exciting rhetorical issues, including "Gender Online," "The Global Village," and "Information Overload and New Media." In each case, hopeful and optimistic views are balanced with incisive technology criticism, helping to make cutting-edge social issues intellectually coherent and accessible to your students.

The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author: Garyn G. Roberts

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1166

View: 7152

This one volume anthology explores the last two hundred years of Science Fiction and Fantasy—featuring women and men authors of various ethnic backgrounds, and a range of both traditional canonical literature and popular culture. Designed to heighten interest in a fun and exciting topic, this book will lead readers to meaningful intellectual, social, and historic investigations. Contributing authors include Mary W. Shelly, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bram Stoker, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, Jack London, Ray Bradbury, and Kurt Vonnegut. For fans of science fiction, fantasy, and the stories presented here, who appreciate that they represent the best of humanity, and include potential warnings for where humanity is headed.

The nebula awards #18

Author: Robert Silverberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780553243710

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3584

The Best Science Fiction of the Year

Author: Terry Carr

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 359

View: 2749

The Nebula Awards

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: N.A

View: 1701

Devo: The Brand / Devo: Unmasked

(classic Edition)

Author: Gerald Casale,Mark Mothersbaugh

Publisher: Rocket 88

ISBN: 9781910978016

Category:

Page: 320

View: 9471

A unique 2-in-1 book with rubberized covers: flip it over when finished & begin again! DEVO: The Brand is illustrated throughout with classic Devo iconography & photos showing how DEVO was built. DEVO: Unmasked is packed with rare & unseen photos of the band from childhood to the present. Commentary is provided throughout by Jerry and Mark.

Burning Chrome

Author: William Gibson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062273019

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8201

Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface from Bruce Sterling, now available for the first time in trade paperback. These brilliant, high-resolution stories show Gibson's characters and intensely-realized worlds at his absolute best, from the chip-enhanced couriers of "Johnny Mnemonic" to the street-tech melancholy of "Burning Chrome."