Offered for sale is a limited edition gray/purple marbled vinyl pressing of Are We Not Men? by Devo, issued in Canada in 1978.
About this copy: This copy of Are We Not Men? was one of a number of limited edition colored vinyl LPs to come out of Canada in the late 1970s. As Are We Not Men? was not a particularly big-selling LP, the colored vinyl import sold rather poorly.
The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the edges and corners but no general wear.
The custom inner sleeve is included; it has two small splits.
The marbled vinyl disc is M- and shows no signs of play.
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Are We Not Men? was the debut LP from Ohio’s Devo, a band that had been playing clubs around the country for years. Produced by Brian Eno, the album got a lot of positive press upon release and reached #78 on the U.S. charts.
Produced by Brian Eno, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! was a seminal touchstone in the development of American new wave. It was one of the first pop albums to use synthesizers as an important textural element, and although they mostly play a supporting role in this guitar-driven set, the innovation began to lay the groundwork for the synth-pop explosion that would follow very shortly. Q: Are We Not Men also revived the absurdist social satire of the Mothers of Invention, claiming punk rock’s outsider alienation as a home for freaks and geeks. While Devo’s appeal was certainly broader, their sound was tailored well enough to that sensibility that it still resonates with a rabid cult following.
|Country of origin:||Canada|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||1978|