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Are we not men?

February 19, 2014

The guitarist from Devo died.

Bob Casale, a guitarist who was an original member of the influential rock band Devo, died on Monday. He was 61. Devo (the name is short for “devolution”) began in Akron, Ohio, in the early 1970s and first attracted national attention in 1977 with a frenzied version of the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

The group’s first album, “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!,” produced by Brian Eno, was released in 1978; its off-kilter rhythms, deadpan lyrics and use of electronics quickly attracted a following and had a strong influence on the music that came to be known as new wave.

Devo’s longtime drummer Alan Myers died last year.

They’re dropping like flies, man.

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  1. February 20, 2014 12:38 pm

    I met Mark Mothersbaugh on a plane ride from New York to Chicago and had a nice chat with him. Sadly, I’ll never meet this dead guy. RIP, Bob Casale.

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