The New Yorker has a highly-readable story taking a look at the details behind Devo’s career-changing cover of the Rolling Stone’s “Satisfaction” in 1978. Fans of Devo, Brian Eno, David Bowie, and Mick Jagger will want to have a read.
New Yorker quote:
“The first thing the band did with that five thousand dollars was get a wardrobe for the video. But they didn’t want to look like rock stars—they wanted to look like anything but. ‘We didn’t want to be lumped in with rock and roll, and we thought the way people dressed in rock and roll was stupid,’ Mothersbaugh said.”
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