We're All Devo!
is the second home video
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release by new wave
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Devo is an American band formed in 1973 consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. The classic line-up of the band includes two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs and the Casales . The band had a #14 Billboard chart hit in 1980 with the single "Whip It", and has maintained a cult...
. Released on VHS
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in 1984, We're All Devo!
is a collection of Devo music video
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s from 1976 to 1983.
Like The Men Who Make the Music
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, We're All Devo!
has a storyline to tie the videos together. In it, the character of Rod Rooter is reviewing Devo's music videos for Big Entertainment. Much to his chagrin, his daughter Donut Rooter (Laraine Newman
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) is a fan of the band. Donut discovers the videos after asking her father for money to get an abortion
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(though this is not explicitly stated). Two excerpts from the storyline were included in the "Complete Truth About De-Evolution" laserdisc and DVD (both out of sequence) but the rest is exclusive to this videocassette. "Theme From Dr. Detroit" was also not included, and is unique to this tape.
- "Jocko Homo
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- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
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- "The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise"
- "Girl U Want"
- "Freedom Of Choice"
- "Whip It
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- "Through Being Cool"
- "Beautiful World"
- "Love Without Anger"
- "That's Good"
- "Theme from Doctor Detroit
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- "A Worried Man" (from the film Human Highway
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- "Whip It" (E-Z Version)
- "Jocko Homo"