As I’ve mentioned before, getting the old blog going what is now almost 10 years ago, resurrected an interest in vinyl just before it got hip and trendy. I picked up quite a few singles and albums on-line from folk selling off things for the sake of it rather than trying to make small fortunes and faithfully converted them into mp3 files for online use and for shoving onto the i-phone.
I was in the cupboard searching for something the other day when I found an old single by Devo from 1979 that I had obviously picked up, probably as part of a bigger package, but had somehow missed out when converting things. I loved the quirkiness of this 45 back in the day but it had been ages since I heard it:-
mp3 : Devo – The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise
Listening now it and you hear just how much of an influence this lot were on David Byrne.
I’d never heard the b-side before. The title made me think it would be a bit dodgy and unlistenable. Turns out to be one of the most punk and loud things Devo ever did:-
mp3 : Devo – Penetration In The Centrefold