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.
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|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||1978|