Offered for sale is a still sealed 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? is a 1978 Canadian pressing on the Warner Brothers label.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is mostly intact; there is a small break at the lower right hand corner.
There is a hype sticker on the shrink that says “MARBLE VINYL VINYL MARBRE” as well as an original price sticker (not shown in photo.
A nice copy of a terrific LP and the first sealed copy we’ve ever had for sale.
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|