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Devo - Duty Now For The Future album flac Performer: Devo
Title: Duty Now For The Future
Style: New Wave
Released: 1979
Country: US
MP3 album: 1196 mb
FLAC album: 1709 mb
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Electronic / Rock

Duty Now for the Future is the second studio album by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in July 1979, on the labels Warner Bros. The majority of the songs on the album had been performed in Devo's live set as early as 1976.

Complete your Devo collection. From the opening monotone drone of 'Devo Corporate Anthem' thru to 'Red-eye express' this is a very solid and at times comical album. The highlights here are Smart Patrol /Mr. DNA, 'Swelling Itching Brain'and 'Blockhead' that are rife with typical devo-izms, drug references, and anti-establishment thinking. Pink Pussycat' with its 'meow meow meow' chorus still gives me a laugh. Devo were and still are eons ahead of their time and are perhaps one of the bravest bands ever.

More importantly, the album foregrounds Devo themselves, with Devo Corporate Anthem and Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA consolidating their message of de-evolution as well as the mythology surrounding the group (as robotic prophets sent to observe the human race and pave the way for a Mr. Kamikaze ). Duty Now for the Future Q&A.

While the most obvious flaw of Devo's Duty Now for the Future is that the material simply isn't as good as on their debut, their second album also captures the group in the midst of a significant stylistic shift.

It was on the Billboard charts for 10 weeks, peaking at Track listing: ---- A1. "Devo Corporate Anthem" (Mark Mothersbaugh) 1:16 A2. "Clockout" (Gerald V. Casale) 2:48 A3. "Timing X" (M. Mothersbaugh) 1:13 A4. "Wiggly World" (Bob Mothersbaugh, .

What Devo, like most No Wavers, apparently doesn’t understand is that inspired amateurism works only when the players aspire to something better: both Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols and the more anonymous guitar genius of Count Five’s Psychotic Reaction were audibly straining against their limitations as musicians. Devo celebrates those limitations and leaves us stuck with them, which is aggravating. If these characters are so smart, how come they can’t establish a groove? Because they aren’t that smart. To say that this critic despises Devo does not go nearly far enough. When I finish typing this, I’m taking a hammer to Duty Now for the Future, lest it corrupt anyone dumb or innocent enough to take it seriously. Shards sent on request. In This Article: Devo. Duty Now for the Future.

Duty Now For The Future. I had this album on vinyl back in the late 1980s, then recorded it on cassette so I could listen to it in my car. I haven't heard it in about 20 years, yet when I spun it over the last couple of days it sounded as fresh as ever!! A perfect second effort by DEVO coming betweeen the seminal Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo! and Freedom of Choice, their masterpiece third album.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Devo Corporate Anthem
Written-By – Mark Mothersbaugh
A2 Clockout
Written-By – Gerald V. Casale
A3 Timing X
Written-By – Mark Mothersbaugh
A4 Wiggly World
Written-By – Bob Mothersbaugh, Gerald V. Casale
A5 Blockhead
Written-By – Bob Mothersbaugh, Mark Mothersbaugh
A6 Strange Pursuit
Written-By – Gerald V. Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh
A7 S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)
Written-By – Mark Mothersbaugh
B1 Triumph Of The Will
Written-By – Gerald V. Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh
B2 The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize
Written-By – Mark Mothersbaugh
B3 Pink Pussycat
Written-By – Bob Mothersbaugh, Mark Mothersbaugh
B4 Secret Agent Man
Arranged By – Mark MothersbaughWritten-By – P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri
B5 Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA
Written-By [Mr. DNA] – Gerald V. Casale, Mark MothersbaughWritten-By [Smart Patrol] – Gerald V. Casale
B6 Red Eye
Written-By – Gerald V. Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Chateau Recorders
  • Mastered At – Chateau Recorders
  • Mastered At – A&M Studios
  • Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester


  • Design [Concept And Package] – DEVO, INC.*
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Brian Leshon, Phil Jost
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Photography By [Dust Sleeve Production Stills] – Yale Greenfield
  • Producer, Engineer – Ken Scott


Art direction John Zabrucky
Back cover photo - production still by Yale Greenfield
1979 from 30 min videotape "The Men Who Make The Music"
Produced by Chuck Statler featuring DEVO
Graphic co-ordination U.K. malcolm garrat (As Images)
All songs published by DEVO MUSIC/VIRGIN MUSIC LTD. 1979

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: Side 1: VIL 12125 A
  • Matrix / Runout: Side 2: VIL 12125 B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BSK 3337 Devo Duty Now For The Future ‎(LP, Album, Win) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3337 US 1979
VIL 12125 Devo Duty Now For The Future ‎(LP, Album, 2nd) Virgin VIL 12125 Italy 1979
523883-2 Devo Duty Now For The Future ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records 523883-2 US 2010
200.637, 200637 Devo Duty Now For The Future ‎(LP, Album, Emb) Virgin, Virgin 200.637, 200637 Netherlands 1979
VV - 33.013.13FC Devo Duty Now For The Future ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin VV - 33.013.13FC Portugal 1979