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Devo – Are We Not Men? original Japan LP with obi

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An original Japanese pressing of the 1979 LP Are We Not Men? by Devo, complete with obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese issue of the 1978 LP Q: Are We Not Men?  A: We Are Devo! by Devo, complete with the original obi.

About this copy:  This copy of Are We Not Men?  is an original Japanese issue, complete with original obi and lyric insert.

The cover is M-, with no wear, but a couple of minor corner bends.  The obi is M-.  The original color lyric insert is included.

The record is M- and aside from a single spindle mark, looks unplayed.

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.

Allmusic.com gave Are We Not Men? a 4 1/2 star review:

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: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
P-10591w
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in