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Hardcore Devo demos are so amazing (surprised you even don't like them)
that it's fair to say the Virgin / Warners era was a slight let down.
Devo's early films/videos are still awesome too.
anyway i love 'em.

like George Clinton, the Residents have an off putting amount of material out there (where to start ?) so i haven't heard much of them but the 30 plus songs i know were all cool.
being influenced by the Residents is not a bad thing at all.
 

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Hardcore Devo demos are so amazing (surprised you even don't like them)
that it's fair to say the Virgin / Warners era was a slight let down.
Devo's early films/videos are still awesome too.
anyway i love 'em.

like George Clinton, the Residents have an off putting amount of material out there (where to start ?) so i haven't heard much of them but the 30 plus songs i know were all cool.
being influenced by the Residents is not a bad thing at all.
I only know Devo’s major label stuff in fairness (and their performance in Human Highway). I’m happy to hear older stuff and be converted.

As for The Residents, the bulk of their back catalogue is complete crap. However, when they are good, they are something else. Meet The Residents and Duck Stab/Buster & Glen would be two good places to start. Really any of their 70s albums.
 

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cheers Cornu.
also there is also a lot of Hardcore Devo era stuff unreleased.

Devo Ultracore 1974-77 :

a lot of this is far superior versions of songs that turned up on the first two LP's.

Edit: after much anguish link might be fixed...
 
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I’m the opposite. The Residents are less accessible but they’re still really catchy. “Constantinople”, “Smelly Tongues”, and “Harry the Head” are all toe-tappers. Plus the eyeballs and tuxedos look is way cooler than red Lego hats and yellow boiler suits.
Fucking hell man, this isn't exactly Whip It
 

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Oh and today I bought:
David Sylvian & Holger Czukar Plight & Premonition/Flux & Mutability 2LP
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp The First Day CD
 

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Oh and today I bought:
David Sylvian & Holger Czukar Plight & Premonition/Flux & Mutability 2LP
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp The First Day CD
any good? I drift in and out of Sylvian's solo career, sometimes it's wonderful other times it's just ponderous background music that he probably really enjoyed making. I'm not up on all his collabs though, do the other lads reign him in a bit? Or push it somewhere interesting?
 

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The Fernweh - The Fernweh CD
Sweet - Desolation Boulevard CD
Mott the Hoople - Greatest Hits CD
 

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The Norman Records description:

The Fernweh are a three-piece from Liverpool who play psych/folk/pop/rock that harks back to the late ‘60s/early ‘70s. Their music recalls Piper At The Gates Of Dawn-era Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, Heron, The Trees and many Vertigo and Island bands of that era. Self-titled LP and CD on Skeleton Key.
 

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any good? I drift in and out of Sylvian's solo career, sometimes it's wonderful other times it's just ponderous background music that he probably really enjoyed making. I'm not up on all his collabs though, do the other lads reign him in a bit? Or push it somewhere interesting?
I’m reading a biography of Sylvian’s post-Japan years and I’m listening to his albums as I go along. Some of the 80s stuff I find a bit weak, it picks up for me at Secrets of the Beehive but I only know a couple of things from after that. The one album I didn’t have that really stood out for me was the one with Czukay. It’s not really like a lot of Sylvian’s work (certainly not the stuff from that time). It’s all built up from studio improvising by Czukay so it has more of his stamp on it. I think it’s terrific, the kind of music you can sink into late at night and get lost in.

I haven’t listened to the one with Fripp yet, it wasn’t on streaming so I bought the CD. Apparently Fripp wanted Sylvian to join King Crimson as vocalist in the 90s but Sylvian didn’t want to commit. So they did an album together. Backed by the early 90s line-up of King Crimson, so not sure what to expect.
 

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I listened to some of meet the residents & eskimo yesterday. I've heard bits of their stuff before.
I found it a bit of an endurance test.
 

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