Do we need further proof that history is being rewritten and the future laid out – in Crayola and Lego? Yes, the Target® audience for product is getting younger and younger. Disney Sound has assembled a new, mouse-size version of Devo, who are in fact not men but children. The version is Devo 2.0 and it seems the original flowerpot-heads are playing Daddy. The baby band has a self-titled album, about which Rolling Stone says:
This novelty finds Devo rerecording twelve of their songs with a group of fresh-faced kids handling the vocals. On bright, buzzy cuts like “Whip It” and “Jerkin Back N Forth,” the dissonance between the twitchy neuroses of the original songs and these earnest interpretations is mildly funny, but more than anything, 2.0 just feels pointless.
You scoff, but did your band get any ink in Rolling Stone?